Newly published: “Alexander the Great: Friends and Foes” by Mark G. McLaughlin

Good day, thanks to be here on Alessandro III di Macedonia! I’m happy to tell you that a couple of days ago was pulished:

Alexander the Great: Friends and Foes

by Mark G. McLaughlin

Alexander of Macedonia was not “the Great” to everyone, but regardless of whether you counted yourself friend, family, or foe, the boy king dominated your world for over a decade. Alexander’s story has been told a thousand times – and almost always by those who consider him a hero – or something akin to a god. But although Alexander loomed over the world of the early 4th Century BC, his is not the only story of that age worth telling. Those who followed, fought, served, worshipped, loved, hated, or suffered at the hands of Alexander also all had stories worth telling.

This book is all about their stories – the stories of those who lived in the shadow cast by Alexander the Great. These are tales I came across while doing the research for my Throne of Darius historical military fiction series, whose principal characters, real and imagined, fought AGAINST Alexander. Although they did not fit in the Throne of Darius books, they still stuck with me and inspired me to write short stories. I decided to present them to you as they are generally mostly unknown but interesting and entertaining.

A free-lance journalist, Mark is the author of two novels and two books on military history and is the designer of 25 published games – the most recent of which is Ancient Civilizations of the Inner Sea by GMT games. Mark also writes for many clients and publications. Although his principal work as a journalist over the last 40 years has been in foreign affairs, he also writes on everything from travel and entertainment to serious position papers.

Alexander the Great: Friends and Foes is the first collection of short stories, more precisely two: Cynane, Warrior Princess of Macedon and The Second Best Swordsman – and Worst Postman – in all of Persia previously released digitally only! These stories fit into the Throne of Darius series and are two novellas. This book’s editor is Krystallia Papadimitriou!

I already have bought the paperback version because I found it on at 3,45 € and I couldn’t miss it with this price! Sooner or later I’ll have to read the series!

Here’s more information about this book:

Publisher: Independently published (May 6, 2021)
Language: English
Paperback: 101 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8749925746
Item Weight: 7.4 ounces – 209 g
Dimensions: 6 x 0.23 x 9 inches – 15.24 x 0.58 x 22.86 cm
Publication date: May 5, 2021
Language: English
File size: 2627 KB
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Enhanced typesetting: Enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
Print length: 79 pages
File size: 2627 KB
$ 3.99 – 3,45 € – £ 2.87$ 1.07 – 0,89 € – £ 0.77

Thank you for your reading and stay tuned for more informations about Alexander the Great and Hellenism! Have a great week-end,


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