Romance, action, and intrigue combine to set the stage for a
pageturning romp through alternate history.
This reimagining of the life of Alexander the Great by the
author of Empress would be a good choice for book groups,
contrasting well with Stephen Pressfield's The Virtues of War.
For literary collections, especially where Shan Sa's other titles
Library Journal Reviews
Written with unironic portentousness of an ancient myth, the
novel nonetheless has modern and moving insights into such
hot-button topics as violence and gender.
The Washington Post
The story line focuses on the romance between the lead couple
although there is wonderful look at the world of the amazons
as Shan Sa makes the myths seem like hard core history.
Fans of ancient historical romances starring real persona will
enjoy ALEXANDER AND ALESTRIA as the great conqueror
and the Amazon queen meet their perfect opponent to cherish
and fight for who is on top.
Harriet Klausner's Review