Welcome to my stop on the Realm blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation!
Alexander the Great conquers Roxana’s homeland. She’s sixteen, known for her immense beauty, and terrified because she’s been taken from her home and family as a chieftain’s daughter and will be Alexander’s bride.
Roxana’s life is now completely in the hands of this larger-than-life Greek conqueror. Eventually, she finds happiness with him even while she is subjected to intense warfare, jealousy, and plots to kill Alexander.
Realm was an emotional thrill ride. I was constantly sorry for Roxana and the way she was treated because she was a woman living in an empire. Her status was always in jeopardy because possible future wives were on the scene.
The book starts off strong on the romance between Alexander and Roxana, but it becomes much heavier on the history as it goes along. I loved Roxana as a character. Even in her prescribed role, she was strong and likable.
Overall, I found Realm to be a complex and dynamic historical take on Alexander and Roxana’s story, as told by Roxana. I loved having her history and perspective.
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
• Paperback: 383 pages
• Publisher: Vesuvian Books (May 14, 2019)
When her homeland is conquered by the mighty Alexander the Great, Roxana—the daughter of a mere chieftain—is torn from her simple life and thrown into a world of war and intrigue.
Terrified, the sixteen-year-old girl of renowned beauty is brought before the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Her life is in his hands; her future his to decide.
Without formal education or noble blood, Roxana is chosen by the Greek conqueror to be his bride. Soon she comes to know profound happiness and unyielding desire in her warrior’s arms.
However, being the king’s consort comes at a heavy price. To survive her husband’s treacherous kingdom, she must endure continuous warfare, deadly plots, jealous rivals, victory-hungry generals, and the stigma of being a barbarian. Persian blood will keep her from claiming the grandest title of all—queen—but her reign will seal the fate of an empire.
History tells his story. This is hers.
About Alexandrea Weis
Alexandrea Weis, RN-CS, CRRN, ONC, PhD, is a multi award-winning author of twenty-five novels, a screenwriter, ICU Nurse, and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Having grown up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans. Weis writes paranormal, suspense, thrillers, horror, crime fiction, and romance.