The Other Alexander
Alexandros, a young Greek philosophy student, is wrenched from a life unlived to submit to the will of an empire – as a slave of Rome. In a world without choice, he must use his cunning and wits to gain the trust of one of the most powerful men in the Republic.
Yet no matter how high he climbs, or how deeply he falls in love, Alexandros’ life is still bound to the will of another. When his master becomes blinded by revenge, the fates of both owner and owned become slaves to a terrible choice. A choice which will threaten the very life of the empire one has ruled, and the other has been forced to serve.
(Word count: 92,000 words; ebook $2.99 USD; print $12.89)
2014 HNS Indie Award, Shortlisted
2012 Readers Favorite Silver Award, Historical Fiction
2011 eLit Book Awards Gold Award, Historical Fiction
Reviews of The Other Alexander
Beautifully written and thrillingly good Roman historical novel … crisp plotting and absolutely infectious narrative drive. The world of Republican Rome is brought entirely alive in these pages. Enthusiastically recommended. – Historical Novels Review Online
“The Bow of Heaven is superb: a beautifully-crafted, electrifying example of just how good historical fiction can be. Don’t miss it.” – Open Letters Monthly
Thoroughly researched, beautifully written, and cleverly staged, The Bow of Heaven is a unique and engaging look at Rome in the first century before the Common Era. Superb. – Foreword Clarion Reviews
“Readers of Steven Saylor or John Maddox Roberts, accustomed to paying $25 for their latest in hardcover, can download The Bow of Heaven, as good as anything either one ever wrote, for $3 in about ten seconds. Enthusiastically recommended.” – Historical Novel Society
“The Other Alexander mines a surprisingly deep vein when it places Crassus at the center of the tale. You’ll see a side of these famous Romans that you won’t find in the standard history books and the read is way more fun.” – Judith Starkston, author of Hand of Fire