By Jennifer Macaire
Jacobyte Books - June 2002
ISBN 1741000947 PB
Historical/Time Travel Romance
333 BC, various locations
Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde, MyShelf.com
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Unhappy Ashley has looks and riches, but also a cold exterior that belies the emotions she is capable of. A journalist, she is given the opportunity to go back in time to interview Alexander the Great for a period of twenty hours. She doesn't know that she will fall in love with him, and he with her and that this love that will leave her stranded in his time where she is an enigma and a potential threat. Ashley will follow her beloved on his campaigns and face many amazing dangers.
Describing what this book is about can be done briefly, but a bald sketch does not even begin to convey what an astounding and impressive feat of writing this book actually is. If you are a fan of mainstream historical fiction and usually avoid standard romances, then you may well find that this book appealing, for although there is plenty about Alexander and Ashley in love, it takes a backseat to the narrator Ashley's account of the man himself, his campaigns, her adventures and ancient mores and customs. The author isn't shy to include homosexual love, too. To omit it would be to make a nonsense of Greek customs of the time. If you like Diana Norman's brand of mainstream historical with adventure and romance, then this is for you.
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