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First published: 5 Aug 1999
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company, published 5 Aug 1999
ISBN: 0316850586, Hardcover, 434 pages
Size: 21.8 x 14.2 x 4 cm
Publisher: Abacus, published 4 May 2000
ISBN: 0349113157, Paperback, 480 pages
Size: 3.2 x 12.7 x 19.7 cm
Publisher: Hachette Digital, published 1 Oct 2009
ISBN: B002TXZRGI, Kindle edition, 484 pages
The book is a sequel to The Walled Orchard and Goatsong.
Book synopsis (The back of the book says)
When his father dies, and he is reduced at a stroke from prosperity to penury, Euxenus decides to leave Athens and seek his fortune elsewhere. As a philosopher and intellectual of some note, he has no difficulty getting a job as tutor to a young prince in the wealthy but utterly provincial court of King Philip of Macedon. The young prince is called Alexander, and the rest is history. Or is it? Alexander conquered Greece, Egypt and the Persian Empire in the course of eight years, amassing a huge army along the way, and leaving behind him the foundations of countless new cities named after him. He proclaimed himself a deity, and died at the age of 33. In ALEXANDER AT THE WORLD'S END, Tom Holt tells the story of two remarkable men, one of whom conquered empires and one of whom struggled to overcome the drainage problems of a small village. It is a story of two men whose paths crossed only briefly, but whose encounter changed both their lives for ever. And it is a story which throws an extraordinary new light on the man who became Alexander the Great.Alexander At The End Of The World was the working title.
I have also seen this book listed as Some talk of Alexander.
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