Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault
The opening volume in the Alexander the Great trilogy -- now back in print!
Telling the story of the how the boy Alexander grows to become the man all would call Alexander the Great.
|Publisher:||Random House UK|
About the Author
Mary Renault was born in London and educated at Oxford. She then trained for three years as a nurse, and wrote her first published novel, Promise of Love. Her next three novels were written while serving in WWII. After the war, she settled in South Africa and traveled considerably in Africa and Greece. It was at this time that she began writing her brilliant historical reconstructions of ancient Greece, including The King Must Die, The Last of the Wine, and The Persian Boy. She died in Cape Town in 1983.