Breathe To Read

Breathe To Read

Saturday, June 11, 2022

2022 Challenge: A Book Based On A Real Person: Ghost On The Throne

 Book: Ghost On The Throne

Author: James Romm

Pages: 416

This is my 45th read for the year

This is the story of Alexander The Great.  He died at the age of 32 and left two heirs.  His son - who was a baby at the time of his death - and his brother - who was mentally challenged.  However,six of Alexander's generals fought for the right to the throne.  The book covers from 323 BC to 308 BC and weaves the story of how these generals tried to chose sides, figure out who they were going to support, and ultimately take over instead.

This was a pretty good book. I know very little about Alexander The Great, and definitely nothing about the time right after his death.  I did not know that Aristotle was Alexander's tutor when he was young. It is a well written book and does a good job recapping certain characters just when you are feeling a little lost.  The story moves at a good pace, and as the authro describes the people and their personalities, you are pulled into Greek history and mythology.  If you only have a small understanding about this part of the ancient world, then your knowledge will grow quite a bit with this book.

This was a good one.

Stars: 4

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