Fires of Alexandria

The greatest mystery of the ancient world remains the identity of who set fire to the Great Library in Alexandria. One hundred years later, Heron of Alexandria—the city’s most renown inventor and creator of Temple miracles—receives coin from a mysterious patron to investigate the crime. Desperate to be free of the debts incurred by her twin brother, she accepts and sets in motion a chain of events that will shake the Roman Empire and change the course of history forever.

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  1. Fires of Alexandria This should be a 4 star book. It has a good plot, excellent characters. But the writing is atrocious (as a retired editor, I know whereof I speak). There are misplaced modifiers, incorrectly used homonyms, words used incorrectly, sentence fragments, and the kind of error that makes you say, “…what? what did I just read?” and you stop and go over it again to figure it out. 

  2. Excellent Historical Novel Fires of Alexandria by Thomas Carpenter is the first book in the Alexandrian Saga. One thing I liked about the book is it is a fictional novel based on actual happenings. Most all who studied history in school learned about the Roman Empire and the great fires that took out the Library of Alexandria, and about Heron of Alexandria. As the author writes he brings back to life in this fictional account some of the greats and lesser known’s such as Lysimachus the Alabarch who portrayed as a…

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