By Andrew Levkoff
"No very good soul is exempt from a mix of madness." - Aristotle
At 19, they chained Alexandros to the tremendous tail of a effective Roman military marching domestic; only one extra morsel between hundreds of thousands for a urban consistently hungry for one more aiding of slaves. 30 years later, he rides on the head of 7 legions beside his grasp and benefactor. Marcus Licinius Crassus is a guy bent upon a warfare of revenge. Alexandros will do something to prevent him.
From the Historical Novel Society review: "Readers don't need to learn the 1st quantity on the way to get pleasure from this present one, and Roman historical past buffs can be in a position to bet the form of the recent book's plot: Crassus, financier, doting father and husband, disgruntled triumvir, and would-be conqueror of the East. Levkoff has Alexander the slave at his master's aspect via virtually every thing, with no ever sentimentalizing his slave prestige (Crassus may possibly like Alexander, yet he's additionally fast to threaten floggings whilst he's in a nasty temper) or filling the personality with inconceivable braveries."
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A Mixture of Madness: A Mixture of Madness: Book II of The Bow of Heaven (Volume 2) by Andrew Levkoff