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Thursday, April 25, 2019

History Corner: Realm by Alexandrea Weis

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Vesuvian Books, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own.

And now for a different view of a celebrated Historical period.

Realm is the result of Alexandrea’s lifelong passion, and over sixteen years of research into the life and times of Alexander the Great. Based on facts, Weis believes Roxana was very important to the ruler, but overlooked by historians, and disregarded, because she was a woman—even though she helped shape ancient history. Alexander's love for Roxana was praised during medieval times in books and paintings, but has been forgotten in today's world. Until now!

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Synopsis:

A WOMAN UNLIKE ANY OTHER,  SHE WILL CONQUER THE UNCONQUERABLE  AND BE LOVED BY A MAN WHO IS WORSHIPPED AS A GOD.

When her homeland is conquered by the mighty Alexander the Great, Roxana—the daughter of a mere chieftain—is torn from her simple life and thrown into a world of war and intrigue. Terrified, the sixteen-year-old girl of renowned beauty is brought before the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Her life is in his hands; her future his to decide. Without formal education or noble blood, Roxana is chosen by the Greek conqueror to be his bride. Soon she comes to know profound happiness and unyielding desire in her warrior’s arms. 

However, being the king’s consort comes at a heavy price. To survive her husband’s treacherous kingdom, she must endure continuous warfare, deadly plots, jealous rivals, victory-hungry generals, and the stigma of being a barbarian. Persian blood will keep her from claiming the grandest title of all—queen—but her reign will seal the fate of an empire.



Review:

Alex and I share a love of history, and a fascination with Alexander's story, so I knew this would be an interesting read for me, and it was! Alex has been venturing into the YA field quite a bit lately and she has really found a solid voice there, and I think that has really helped her to craft this book, where she takes the reader not only through an amazing period in history, but through the complications and norms of the time. All of these challenge the reader to understand Roxana, IN her place and time, not by today's standards, and to realize JUST how involved she was, and how she was truly Alexander's Queen in everything but name. Alexander's reign was so encompassing, and Alex does a great job in bringing his and Roxana's story along with the history, into a more concise read, that makes you want to go seek out more info and realize just what all you missed in high school history class! Don't miss this one!





About the Author:


Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, PhD, is a multi-award-winning author, screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals.

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