Alexander the Great (356-332 B.C.) ascended to the throne of Macedon at the age of only 19. He fought his greatest battles - including the conquest of the mighty Persian Empire - before he was 25. He died at the age of 33, undefeated by any enemy. His reputation as a supreme warrior and leader of men is unsurpassed in the annals of history. Narrated in the imagined first-person voice of Alexander himself, the novel brings to life the epic battles, the unerring command of his forces, and the passions and ambitions that drove arguably the greatest commander the world has ever known and paints a portrait of this complex character.