In this third episode of Katherine Roberts' epic novel 'I am the Great Horse', you'll discover how Alexander finds Achilles' famous armour at Troy and leads his troops across the Hellespont to challenge the Persians, only to find himself fighting for his life against Greek mercenaries under the command of the wily General Memnon. When Bucephalas is swept away by a flood at the River Granicus, and his father's old friend General Parmenio refuses to support him in battle, can Alexander regain the respect of the army by conquering the legendary Gordian Knot?
This book includes a bonus story by Psylla, the brave little mare who carried the king at the Granicus until Bucephalas returned.
Easily digestible, with bite-sized historical facts at the end of each chapter, this short ebook of around 60 pages would make a perfect introduction to the full-length novel, or part of a series to collect in its own right.
Want to know more? Ride with Alexander the Great as his warhorse Bucephalas and the brave horses who fought at his side guide you through history, hoofprint by hoofprint!
1. Prince of Macedonia
2. Treachery at Thebes
3. Armour of Achilles
4. Blood of Amazons
5. Son of Zeus
6. King of Persia
7. Demon of Persepolis
8. Betrayal in Bactria
9. Princess of Soghdiana
10. River of Hades
The original novel (first published in hardcover by Scholastic US, and in paperback by Chicken House UK) is also available as: 'I am the Great Horse: Alexander the Great from the horse's mouth'.
"This is a wild, surging, enormously readable narrative… Bucephalas joins Anna Sewell's Black Beauty and Richard Adams' Traveller as one of the great equine storytellers." Books for Keeps (5 star review).