"Time traveling journalist finds love in 300 B.C."
Ashley a time traveling journalist is sent back in time to
300 B.C to interview Alexander the Great. She had chosen
him to interview for several reasons. There had been so
much said about the man, but there had been very little
written about him. He'd been glorified, vilified, and his
myth existed in all languages on the earth. So she was
very curious to learn more about this man's charisma and
leadership qualities, and find out just what made him so
Not to mention that Ashley had always held and nurtured a
burning passion for this enigmatic king since high school!
Alexander had been interviewed previously but the timing
had been different. This had taken place just before his
death, and by this time he had been delirious with fever.
So out of 3,000 applicants she'd been chosen to go back in
time for this interview.
Disguised as a Mesopotamian Priestess in the robes of a
Vestal virgin, Ashley arrives in Mesopotamia, near
Alexander's camp. She describes everything she sees in
vivid detail along the way... from the pristine air and
skies, to the freshly ploughed fields. As she reaches the
encampment near the banks of the river, she sees unbleached
tents set up in orderly rows on a level field. She had read
once that Alexander had 40,000 men with him. Some men were
taking care of weapons, while others were off in the shade
playing what appeared to be dice. Guards surrounded the
The biggest tent was set off to itself, sitting between two
tall palm trees. This had to be Alexander's, so taking a
deep breathe she headed for it.
Three guards sat outside the tent on mats made of woven
grass, playing a game with bleached "knucklebones." So
they barely glanced up when Ashley approached. She asked
if she could speak to Alexander, she states her business
and is announced. When she entered the tent, it took a few
seconds for her eyes to adjust to the gloom, then she saw
him sitting cross-legged on a beautiful rug, picking
through a bowl of pale green grapes.
He invites her to sit down, and offers her food and wine of
which she accepts both. He tells her a little about
himself, his love/hate relationship with his mother
Olympias, and before long it's midday and he has to go and
check his troops. She stays until his return later that
evening to continue the interview... she only has twenty-
hours in which to do it, then she must return. He tells
her of his ambitions, dreams, his conquering of Persia, and
ruling Greece, Egypt, and Macedonia.
She becomes completely mesmerized by this man. And before
you know it, she has forgotten all about the interview.
All she can think about now is how much she wants him to
touch her, and hold her. Alexander is beside her in a
flash, and soon they are making love [some interview]
At this point I am beginning to wish I had paid more
attention in history class, and learned more about
Alexander the Great [grin]
She then confesses to him that she has been in love with
him since she first heard about him, for as long as she can
remember. Alexander makes her a proposition, come with him
and be his consort. Will Ashley stay with the only man she
has ever loved?
After reading Time For Alexander, I can honestly say I have
never read anything like it before. Sometimes you will come
across a book that winds you up so tight, that you must
come down before you can pick up another book...this was
one of those books. There are only a few authors that have
the ability to do this to me. As I got closer to the end,
I didn't want it to be over, so you can image how thrilled
I was when I found out at the very last page that it was
only the first book out of seven...now I am invested in the
saga to see it through to the end! I highly recommend you
read "Time for Alexander" by Jennifer Macaire.
Reviews © Copyright March 2002
Reviewed by Charlene
Reviewed by Charlene Smith
Posted April 13, 2002