By Jennifer Macaire
Published June 14th 2018 by Accent Press (first published October 8th 2012)
From the scorching plains of Persia to the opulent city of Babylon, Ashley and Alexander continue their sensuous and passionate journey through history.
Alexander the Great is now king of Persia and Greece – but his reign will be short. Time-travelling Ashley knows when her husband will die. She’s determined to cheat Fate and save Alexander and her children, even if it brings the gates of time crashing down.
Following Alexander on a tour of his new kingdom, she plans her moves and bides her time. She must, however, convince Alexander to abandon his crown and his kingdom.
This is the fourth book in the Time for Alexander Series continuing the story of the time-traveling journalist Ashley, who traveled back almost 3000 years to interview Alexander the Great. She ended up staying with him for over 10 years, becoming one of his wives and giving birth to two children. She has travelled with him and his army as he conquered nations, founded new cities and set them up in the Greek democratic way. The wars are now over, and they are heading back to Babylon, The trip back has some treacherous moments, but now that Alexander is King and/or God in some eyes, life will change for Ashley. I do recommend that you read this series in order. There is so much happening and it builds upon the previous stories.
I have enjoyed traveling to the ancient world with Ashley. This story is a mix of history, culture, religion, philosophy and love (both emotional and physical), told using the relationship of Alexander and Ashley. They are living during a time where the gods, the fates and the beliefs of the various people will cause various actions including sinister plots and treachery. Life was not easy during this time, there were no cars to travel so they walked and walked and walked. There were other dangers such as spiders and snakes and poisonings seemed to happen relatively often. Ashley was not liked by Alexander’s other wives or his mother, so she always had to watch her back, fortunately she had a very loyal group who also helped in that regard. Of course, the risk that she might say something to change the course of history is always a there. If she does that, the Time Senders will obliterate her and make other changes as well. The sad part of the story is that Ashley knows how long Alexander and others will live and when they will die. Can she risk saving Alexander and others she has grown to love? Will the Time Senders find out if she changes history? Ashley is one strong lady. She has to develop the stamina to participate in those marches, put up with the risks to both her and her children’s lives and love people enough to take risks for them.
I must say that I enjoyed this book better than the last one. I liked the first two stories and this one brought me back to that enjoyment. If you enjoy history, particularly ancient history, as well as a good story with great characters, then I recommend you pick up this series. I received this book through Rachel’s Random Resources upon request. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
About the Author: Jennifer Macaire lives with her husband, three children, & various dogs & horses. She loves cooking, eating chocolate, growing herbs and flowering plants on her balcony, and playing golf. She grew up in upstate New York, Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. She graduated from St. Peter and Paul high school in St. Thomas and moved to NYC where she modeled for five years for Elite. She met her husband at the polo club. All that is true. But she mostly likes to make up stories.
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