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"It is 334 BC. Alexander has smashed the armies of the great king Darius III at the battle of the Granicus. Now Alexander is roaming the Western Persian Empire, picking off the cities one by one like a hungry predator, thus living up to his nickname of "the Wolf of Macedon"." "When Alexander arrives at one of his prizes, the great city of Ephesus, the success of his campai "It is 334 BC. Alexander has smashed the armies of the great king Darius III at the battle of the Granicus. Now Alexander is roaming the Western Persian Empire, picking off the cities one by one like a hungry predator, thus living up to his nickname of "the Wolf of Macedon"." "When Alexander arrives at one of his prizes, the great city of Ephesus, the success of his campaign is threatened by a series of violent murders brought about by a high-ranking Persian spy known only as "the Centaur"." So once again Alexander's friend and physician, the level-headed Telamon, must take it upon himself to unravel this swirling mass of bloodstrewn mysteries, this time working hand in hand with the king's eerie Master of Secrets, Aristander.


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"It is 334 BC. Alexander has smashed the armies of the great king Darius III at the battle of the Granicus. Now Alexander is roaming the Western Persian Empire, picking off the cities one by one like a hungry predator, thus living up to his nickname of "the Wolf of Macedon"." "When Alexander arrives at one of his prizes, the great city of Ephesus, the success of his campai "It is 334 BC. Alexander has smashed the armies of the great king Darius III at the battle of the Granicus. Now Alexander is roaming the Western Persian Empire, picking off the cities one by one like a hungry predator, thus living up to his nickname of "the Wolf of Macedon"." "When Alexander arrives at one of his prizes, the great city of Ephesus, the success of his campaign is threatened by a series of violent murders brought about by a high-ranking Persian spy known only as "the Centaur"." So once again Alexander's friend and physician, the level-headed Telamon, must take it upon himself to unravel this swirling mass of bloodstrewn mysteries, this time working hand in hand with the king's eerie Master of Secrets, Aristander.

30 review for The Godless Man

  1. 4 out of 5

    Fco. Salvador

    La novela nos sitúa en la propia Éfeso. Un templo aislado, con varias víctimas asesinadas de distintas formas, suman un misterio casi irresoluble. El parecido entre Telamón y el juez Amerotke (de The Amerotke Omnibus) se agrava en esta novela, pero la presencia del personaje de Alejandro tiene mucho más peso que el representado por Hatshepsut en aquella serie. La novela nos sitúa en la propia Éfeso. Un templo aislado, con varias víctimas asesinadas de distintas formas, suman un misterio casi irresoluble. El parecido entre Telamón y el juez Amerotke (de The Amerotke Omnibus) se agrava en esta novela, pero la presencia del personaje de Alejandro tiene mucho más peso que el representado por Hatshepsut en aquella serie.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Judith Shadford

    I loved Doherty's early medieval London mysteries. Alexander the Great should have been a triumph, not least, because there is sunshine in the Mediterranean. Narrated by Telamon, a physician with teh trust of Alexander, the murder of a handful of asylum-seekers in Ephesus' Temple of Hercules is a first-rate set up for a locked room mystery. The fatal insertion of wasp nests into Alexander's palace, the precise opposite. Then there's the murder of the town's favorite courtesan plus the increasing I loved Doherty's early medieval London mysteries. Alexander the Great should have been a triumph, not least, because there is sunshine in the Mediterranean. Narrated by Telamon, a physician with teh trust of Alexander, the murder of a handful of asylum-seekers in Ephesus' Temple of Hercules is a first-rate set up for a locked room mystery. The fatal insertion of wasp nests into Alexander's palace, the precise opposite. Then there's the murder of the town's favorite courtesan plus the increasing pile of related murders, all supposedly committed by The Centaur that eventually devolved into a little too much traffic on the way home after work. I ended up longing for the dark fetid alleyways of London.

  3. 5 out of 5

    James

    A well told tale of Alexander and a look at how he governed. Great characters and a good well thought-out plot that stayed true to historical facts. a well told tale

  4. 4 out of 5

    Keith Martin

    Good fun Interesting characters, a history lesson and a murder mystery. What more can you ask of a novel. I've read all three in this series and they're all gripping and we'll told. I was kept enthralled page after page until the last page. If you like a good historical thriller then this is it. Good fun Interesting characters, a history lesson and a murder mystery. What more can you ask of a novel. I've read all three in this series and they're all gripping and we'll told. I was kept enthralled page after page until the last page. If you like a good historical thriller then this is it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Momchil Andonov

    I expected more focus on the battle between the greeks and the persians like in the first book House of Death. It is a decent mistery nonetheless.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Rose

    Great details and fascinating time and place with a nest of viper-like spies. Perhaps a touch too much confession/summary of how the crimes were committed at the end.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Sofia Matias

    Sinceramente, não tenho muito mais a dizer sobre este livro do que aquilo que já disse sobre o anterior da série. O autor é excelente, sabe sobre o que está a escrever (o que muitas vezes, infelizmente, não acontece com outros autores), e escreve brilhantemente dentro do género histórico. Por isso, não foi surpresa nenhuma para mim o facto de ter gostado até mais deste volume do que do anterior. Não sei se foi por já estar mais familiarizada com o tema, e por isso não ter estado a focar tanta ate Sinceramente, não tenho muito mais a dizer sobre este livro do que aquilo que já disse sobre o anterior da série. O autor é excelente, sabe sobre o que está a escrever (o que muitas vezes, infelizmente, não acontece com outros autores), e escreve brilhantemente dentro do género histórico. Por isso, não foi surpresa nenhuma para mim o facto de ter gostado até mais deste volume do que do anterior. Não sei se foi por já estar mais familiarizada com o tema, e por isso não ter estado a focar tanta atenção aos pormenores sobre a época e as suas personagens, mas neste livro senti-me bastante mais interessada no aspecto misterioso. Quem é o Centauro? Como é que um grupo de oligarcas, com criados e elementos do exército, são mortos dentro do Templo de Hércules, quando a sala em que se encontravam estava selada, e não era possível entrar ou sair dela? Quem é o responsável pelas restantes mortes que se vão seguindo na cidade, e como é que estão ligadas? Tudo isto eram questões que eu me ia fazendo ao longo do livro, o que acabou por me puxar mais a curiosidade do que propriamente Alexandre. No primeiro volume quis ficar a saber mais sobre ele e as características do seu tempo, neste já o "conhecia" (embora me tenha surpreendido também umas quantas vezes, como de resto sempre fez àqueles que o rodeavam), pude focar-me na história em si. O aspecto militar e da guerra também está muito bem conseguido neste livro. Novamente, todas as estratégias de invasão estão relatadas o mais próximo da realidade possível, e foi muito bom ter visto, outra vez, a forma como Alexandre nunca considerava nada impossível, e não descansava até atingir os seus objectivos, por meio da força ou da inteligência. Tal como o anterior, recomendo!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    This was my first book by the author Paul Doherty. I have loved Greek legends, mythology and history for many years, so I guess I have always romanticized the life of Alexander and the myths and legends about his life and exploits that have grown with the passage of time. I think that is what drew me to this book. Although there were a few characters I enjoyed, Alexander was not one of them. I don't know if I would read this book again, but I did find the murder mystery interesting and it had a g This was my first book by the author Paul Doherty. I have loved Greek legends, mythology and history for many years, so I guess I have always romanticized the life of Alexander and the myths and legends about his life and exploits that have grown with the passage of time. I think that is what drew me to this book. Although there were a few characters I enjoyed, Alexander was not one of them. I don't know if I would read this book again, but I did find the murder mystery interesting and it had a good twist at the end.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sophie

    My least favorite Paul Doherty's book. I'm very interested in Alexander the Great and his previous book which introduced the readers with Alexander and his doctor was good, but this second book is quite boring and far too long. My least favorite Paul Doherty's book. I'm very interested in Alexander the Great and his previous book which introduced the readers with Alexander and his doctor was good, but this second book is quite boring and far too long.

  10. 5 out of 5

    P McL

    I have become a Paul Doherty fan. Just have now read the first two books in the Alexander series and will start the third tonight. I found entertaining and well written. I like being sent to the dictionary once in a while and Doherty uses some wonderful words in his books.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Emaly

    That was really quite good.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Winnie

    Another enjoyable read from the series about Alexander the Great - Mr. Doherty really brings the character to life.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Had no idea what to expect when I started reading this one....But it turned out to be well written. The characters were very real and the setting matched the time frame...

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rozonda

    Unconvincing and boring. Doherty's attempt to demythologize Alexander has been done before, and done better. Unconvincing and boring. Doherty's attempt to demythologize Alexander has been done before, and done better.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Linda L. Hancock

  16. 5 out of 5

    Cynthia

  17. 4 out of 5

    Margaret

  18. 5 out of 5

    Сергей

  19. 4 out of 5

    Gisela Calado

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ann Rodgers

  21. 4 out of 5

    Arian Kloot

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sevda

  23. 5 out of 5

    PJG Barnes-Clay

  24. 5 out of 5

    Robyn

  25. 4 out of 5

    Charalampidou Kiriaki

  26. 5 out of 5

    Damien Tournay

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mike

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sofi

  29. 5 out of 5

    Artur Rodrigues

  30. 5 out of 5

    Petya

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