As Alexander the Great conquers his way across the known world, he finds his greatest ally in his greatest enemy: Princess Roxanne of Sogdiana. Forced to marry Alexander to save her people from destruction, Roxanne battles against her attraction to the great warrior who has fallen so desperately in love with her. Accompanying Alexander on his campaign to India, thwarting plots of both his enemies and her own, Roxanne struggles to remain true to both her kingdom and her husband, knowing that she will bear the heir to Alexander’s empire – if she can survive.
This is an interesting and well-researched book, but it is almost too evenly balanced between the Romance and Historical genres to be a really satisfying read. Knowing even before starting the book that it cannot possibly end happily rather ruins the romance aspect, while the heavy romance unbalances the history. (In short, the Romance and the History quarrel as thoroughly as do Roxanne and Alexander!)