Saturday, 23 January 2010

Review:- Paul DOHERTY – “The House of Death”

Year Published: - 2001
Where the book was from:- Pensby Library
ISBN: - 0-7531-6795-6
Pages: - 380pp
Genre: - Historical mystery
Location:- The Hellespont 334BC
How I came across it: - New book shelf
Rating: - ***** **

One sentence summary:- Alexander the Great is poised to launch an invasion of the Persian empire of Darius III but first he has to have the murder of his guides solved.

Describe the plot without giving anything away:-
It is 334 BC and the young Alexander the Great waits with is troops by the hellespont, poised to att many sacrifices, but the omens are not good. Worse still, his guides are being brutally murdered.

General comments:-
This is not my favourite period of history and there seems to be less historical detail thatn in some of Paul Doherty’s novels.

AUTHOR Notes:- see Paul Doherty

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