By Mary Renault
Alexander the good stands on my own as a pacesetter and strategist, and hearth from Heaven is Mary Renault's unsurpassed dramatization of the adolescence of his lifestyles. His mom and dad struggle for his or her precocious son's love: On one part, his unstable father, Philip, and at the different, his overbearing mom, Olympias. the tale tells of the conqueror's nice bonds—to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest buddy and eventual lover, Hephaistion—and of the military he instructions whilst he's slightly an adult.
Coming of age throughout the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the nice looks in all of his colors—as the fellow who first takes someone's existence at age twelve and who speedily removes his opponents once he involves power—and emerges as an enthralling, advanced, larger-than-life figure.
Fire from Heaven is the 1st quantity of the Novels of Alexander the nice trilogy, which maintains with The Persian Boy and Funeral Games.
This e-book good points an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent photos of the writer.
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Johannes Robin, formerly Rabinowich, was making money again, though on a far more modest scale than that which he had known in Germany. Johannes didn’t sell anything to Nazis or Fascists—he left that to his long-time partner, Robbie, who had a stronger stomach. Johannes was tireless in reading newspapers and technical journals, watching out for large-scale business enterprises which perhaps had never realized how they might speed up their work by the use of airplanes. A greatly changed Johannes Robin from the eager and rather egotistical person whom Lanny Budd had happened to meet on a railroad train in Europe nearly a quarter of a century ago.
In America it was supposed to be “sporting” to take divorce lightly and remain friends; and Irma, as an American, would take that right. Nobody, save perhaps the rector of Wickthorpe parish, would be shocked to meet her ladyship’s first husband at dinner in her home; and Fanny Barnes would take the rector off, explain matters to him, and require him to show a true Christian spirit. For heaven’s sake, let him get away with it, and don’t say a word, don’t even frown, but make him feel that he is the most appreciated of personalities!
One hour every morning she sat for him; not being a chatty person, she sat for the most part in silence, considering whether the armor room of the castle should be left in its present gloomy condition, or should be done over in batik or something else cheerful. Irma was only twenty-seven, but had lived a great deal, so she considered; she had come close to those satanic forces, and been shocked to the depths of her otherwise placid being; she hated them, and knew that she was going to devote her influence, social and political as well as financial, to combat them.