The Golden Mean

by Annabel Lyon

eBooks of the Month Historical Fiction

LoveReading View on The Golden Mean

Now in paperback, this award-winning, gripping historical novel plunges the reader into the ancient world of Aristotle and his pupil, later the virtual psychopath and world conqueror, Alexander the Great.


The author’s real skill is to make the characters and settings incredibly real and solid so you are literally transported back to Macedon 367BC. Readers of Kate Mosse and Philippa Gregory should definitely read the Opening Extract we think they will be hooked.

The Golden Mean Synopsis

Macedon. 367 BC. Philip II is bringing war to Persia. Forged in the warrior culture of Macedonia, the time has come for his young son Alexander to take up his inheritance of blood and obedience to the sword. It is a training that has made the boy sadistic; fiercely brilliant, but unstable. A dangerous trait in a king fated to rule the vastest empire of the ancient world. Compelled to teach this startling, precocious, sometimes horrifying child, Aristotle soon realises that what the boy needs most to learn - thrown before his time onto his father's battlefields - is the lesson of the golden mean, the elusive balance between extremes that Aristotle hopes will mitigate the boy's will to conquer in this age of fighting heroes...

The Golden Mean Press Reviews

'Gripping - powerful - Lyon has the gift of finding the pulse of the ancient world and bringing it back to glorious life.'
The Times

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ISBN: 9781848875319
Publication date: 01/08/2011
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848875319
Publication date: 1st August 2011
Author: Annabel Lyon
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Annabel Lyon

Annabel Lyon is the author of two short story collections, Oxygen, and The Best Thing for You. She lives in British Columbia with her husband and two children. The Golden Mean is her first novel.   Author photo © Phillip Chin

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