Alexander at the World's End by Tom Holt

By Tom Holt

This is often the tale of 2 notable males, considered one of whom conquered empires with obvious ease and one in every of whom struggled with the day by day difficulties of a small provincial city. the 1st was once Alexander the nice, the second one, Euxenus, thinker and educate to the younger Alexander. it's the tale of 2 males whose paths crossed purely in brief, yet whose come upon replaced either their lives—and the process history.

Paperback: 465 pages
Publisher: Little, Brown ebook team; New Ed version (May 1, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0349113157
ISBN-13: 978-0349113159

Show description

Read or Download Alexander at the World's End PDF

Similar historical fiction books

Raiders from the North: Empire of the Moghul

THE EPIC tale of 1 OF the main strong EMPIRES IN HISTORY

The amazing Empire of the Moghuls burst out of vital Asia into India within the 16th century. the 1st in a compelling new sequence of novels, Raiders from the North tells the mostly unknown tale of the increase and fall of the tycoon dynasties.

It is 1494 while the ruler of Ferghana dies in a rare coincidence. His simply son, Babur, faces a probably most unlikely problem. Babur is set to stay as much as the instance of his mythical ancestor, Tamburlaine, whose conquests reworked the face of the earth from Delhi to the Mediterranean, from filthy rich Persia to the wildernesses alongside the Volga. yet Babur is dangerously younger to inherit a kingdom.

Before Babur can summon sufficient warlords to claim him the rightful king, plots opposed to his crown, even his existence, are hatching. and shortly, he'll become aware of that even the bravest and so much fearless chief might be betrayed. With the wisest of advisers and such a lot brave of warriors by way of his facet, Babur can in attaining an exceptional future and located an empire in India, yet each step of his trip could be fraught with danger.

Set in an international of tribal rivalries, rampaging armies, and ruthlessly formidable enemies, Raiders from the North is old experience at its very best.

Wayfaring Stranger

In 1934, sixteen-year-old Weldon Avery Holland occurs upon notorious criminals Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow after certainly one of their infamous armed robberies. A war of words with the outlaws ends with Weldon firing a gun and being not sure no matter if it hit its mark.

Ten years later, moment Lieutenant Weldon Holland slightly survives the conflict of the Bulge, within the technique saving the lives of his sergeant, Hershel Pine, and a tender Spanish prisoner of battle, Rosita Lowenstein a girl who holds a similar romantic energy over him because the strawberry blonde Bonnie Parker, and is both mysterious. the 3 go back to Texas the place Weldon and Hershel get in at the floor ground of the nascent oil business.

In quite a few years time Weldon will spar with the jackals of the undefined, rub shoulders with harmful males, and win and lose fortunes two times over. however it is the chance of wasting his one real love that might spur his so much reckless, brave act but person who takes its notion from that come upon in the past with the outlaws of his formative years.

A gentle love tale and pulse-pounding mystery that crosses continents and many years of yankee historical past, Wayfaring Stranger is a sprawling old epic packed with braveness and loyalty and optimism and good-heartedness that reads like an ode to the yankee Dream.

The Elephant's Journey

Solomon the elephant's existence is ready to be upturned. for 2 years he has been in Lisbon, introduced from the Portuguese colonies in India. Now King Dom João III needs to make him a marriage present for the Hapsburg archduke, Maximilian. It's a pleasant inspiration, because it avoids the Portuguese king offending his Lutheran cousin with an brazenly Catholic current.

The Sacred Sword (Ben Hope, Book 7)

Within the 7th bestselling Ben desire conspiracy mystery, the motion shoots again in time to the times of Jesus Christ – and a buried mystery that has astounding implications for the realm as we all know it…

Returning to the united kingdom to attempt to tackle his stormy own lifestyles, Ben runs into previous pals. Simeon and Michaela have been as soon as his fellow scholars at Oxford – now they're The Reverend and Mrs Arundel.

Ben senses that Simeon is deeply and nervous, yet sooner than the reality can emerge approximately his secretive study venture pertaining to a mysterious, historic ‘sacred sword’, either he and Michaela are burnt up in a devastating highway crash. confident that his friends’ deaths have been no coincidence, Ben is propelled on a world quest from the united kingdom to France, the Holy Land and the USA to unencumber the enigma of the sacred sword. At each step, he's pursued via ruthless brokers of the sinister corporation that may cease at not anything to obtain it.

In the process his investigations, Ben will realize an important mystery, not only in regards to the background of Christianity yet approximately his personal earlier . . .

Extra info for Alexander at the World's End

Example text

But now the wrinkles had gathered, and she had given up counting them; skin enamel and DO WELL THE DUTY Other devices did no good, and, besides, it 29 was becoming impossible to get the stuff at any price. There was nothing for poor Beauty to do but turn to God, according to her husband's advice. Now came her only son, with whom she was well pleased. Only terror kept her from gossiping about his wonderfulness, his ability to meet the great ones of the earth in whatever land he visited, even in wartime.

Two sailors pushed the plane away from the dock; its engines, already warmed up, were put into gear, and it glided out into the wide main basin of the harbor. Darkness enveloped the plane, but several small guide Hghts were turned on; the engines began and the seaplane forced its to roar way through and the propellers to whirl, the water. A ticklish moment, and what if some small boat, sneaking out without permission, happened to lie in the path? But it didn't happen; the rocking and splashing ceased, and the ship was airborne.

Well, Lanny," was the reply, "they will always be good for wallpaper. I used to have a friend who had covered one wall of his rumpus room with souvenirs of his wrong guesses. It turned out that he had to spoil the job by peeling one of the documents off the wall. It was mining stock, and it paid the cost of the whole house. " XIV Enough of banter! A. had a serious purpose in mind. "Listen, Otto," he said in a different voice. "I'm not blaming you. I know that many of our greatest thinkers were sure II Duce had solved the problem of labor unions once and for all; I know that Nicholas Miraculous, almighty president of Columbia University, told the world it was so, and turned the university into one of Mussolini's transmission belts.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 39 votes