By Tom Holt
This is often the tale of 2 awesome males, considered one of whom conquered empires with obvious ease and one in every of whom struggled with the daily difficulties of a small provincial city. the 1st used to be Alexander the good, the second one, Euxenus, thinker and coach to the younger Alexander. it's the tale of 2 males whose paths crossed in simple terms in short, yet whose come upon replaced either their lives—and the process history.
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Publisher: Little, Brown e-book crew; New Ed variation (May 1, 2000)
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By the Virgin’s paps, she has seized my fancy and now moves my pen to praise. At the table spread with treats, One tasty sweet did tempt me. But on my plate was richer meat, That I did need to feed me. That is, my royal mistress, whose “richer meat” must nourish me. But I think I prefer the other maid’s sweetness. 2 March 1584 My dear brother, I write with great reluctance, driven by the precarious state of my affairs. The costs to renovate my house and to live in accordance with my high expectations will soon ruin me.
It was the queen speaking to me. “I cannot, Your Majesty,” I replied, for I was trembling all over. “Without your gracious help,” I added. Then the queen took my wrists and lifted me to my feet. Her hands were slim, her fingers long and tapered. I counted four rings on each hand. “Do not fear to look upon me, child. Think of me as your mother now,” she said. It was a command, though softly spoken. I lifted up my eyes to meet hers. They were bright and pale. She smiled and it was like the sun beaming from behind a cloud.
I walked around the puddle, avoiding the sorry cloak. Unable to restrain myself, I stared at the man as I passed, drinking in his features. His eyes flickered over me and he smiled—surely not at me, but at the memory of the queen’s touch. “Close your mouth, you look moonstruck,” said Emme. ” I whispered. “He is the queen’s new favorite, I daresay,” she replied. ” Chapter 3 From the Papers of Walter Ralegh November 1583 Brother Carew, I flourish in Her Majesty’s favor. She grants me the use of Durham House, once the bishop’s palace.