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Bring Down the Sun

Narrated by: Lara J. West
Series: Alexander the Great, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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Alexander the Great ruled the greatest Empire of the ancient world, but he was ruled by his mother, called Olympias. There are as many legends about this powerful Queen as there are of her famous son, and the stories began long before she even met Philip of Macedon.

Priestess of the Great Goddess, daughter of ruling house of Epiros, witch, and familiar of Serpents... she was a figure of mystery, fascination, and fear even during her own lifetime. Author Judith Tarr weaves the legends into an intensely romantic fantasy novel set in ancient Greece and Macedon.

©2008 Judith Tarr (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Nice to see a positive spin on Olympias

While I love Olympias portrayed as a sort of evil witch, I also really, REALLY loved this positive spin. It was refreshing, as was a different take on her relationship with Philip.

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  • Zack Sydes
  • 10-13-18

stick with it!

Absolutely worth reading through to the end. The beginning is a little bogged down with character introspection which is a little 'telling not showing' and sometimes repetitive, but the author really hits her stride in the second half! The pace of the story picks up and had me gripped until the end. It's a wonderfully fun take on the history, with a fantastical twist, and I am so happy to see one of my favourite historical ladies in a favourable light and as the subject of her own story. The reader brings in good different voices for the different characters. Overall, well worth a listen!