The Conqueror’s Wife
A novel from the acclaimed author of The Tiger Queens, for readers
looking for “strong and determined female protagonists” (Historical
Novel Society) and “a sprawling historical saga” (Renee Rosen)…
We are the women who loved Alexander the Great. We were lovers and murderers, innocents and soldiers.
And without us, Alexander would have been only a man.
Instead he was a god.
B.C.E., Greece: Alexander, a handsome young warrior of Macedon, begins
his quest to conquer the ancient world. But he cannot ascend to power,
and keep it, without the women who help to shape his destiny.
His spirited younger half-sister, Thessalonike, yearns to join her brother and see the world. Instead, it is Alexander’s boyhood companion who
rides with him into war while Thessalonike remains behind. Far away,
crafty princess Drypetis will not stand idly by as Alexander topples her
father from Persia’s throne. And after Alexander conquers her tiny
kingdom, Roxana, the beautiful and cunning daughter of a minor noble,
wins Alexander’s heart…and will commit any crime to secure her place at
Within a few short years, Alexander controls an empire
more vast than the civilized world has ever known. But his victories are
tarnished by losses on the battlefield and treachery among his inner
circle. And long after Alexander is gone, the women who are his
champions, wives, and enemies will fight to claim his legacy…