This was my first Mary Renault book .. and it kick started the search for many more.
Mary knows her history, and her sources vert well. Reading this book is like having a talk with someone very close to Alexander and will add many dimensions to what you might know about The Great.
it is a very much to-the-point biography. Don’t treat it as novel. Renault thinks about WHO he was and how he made his decisions. You will get a good sense of why he was so extraordinary.
When you are done with this one, read Renault’s novels about Greece from The King Must Die through Funeral Games.
The Nature of Alexander, Mary Renault, 0-394-49113-0