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by Jeanne Reames
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

So Hephaistion is not afraid to stand out and flaunt his Athenian ancestry. He seems like an interesting character to follow. I'm glad he isn't presented as insecure and bowing down to Alexander constantly. Hephaistion is an interesting character, in that one could interpret him several ways (and h...
by Jeanne Reames
Fri May 31, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

You are not the only one to ask. I actually got this question on Tumblr, too, so let me just link to that: https://jeannereames.tumblr.com/post/185180479754/thank-you-for-the-books-i-enjoyed-reading-the Hephaistion's style is found on Athenian red-figure pottery for boys about 14-18, albeit earlier ...
by Jeanne Reames
Mon May 27, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

Hi, Rosegarden. If you're interested in Alexander novels, as Alexias already mentioned, Mary Renault is the old standby. :-) It is quite safe for younger readers, so I can't imagine that your parents would be upset. It's safer than mine, frankly. You might also consider Judith Tarr's THE LORD OF THE...
by Jeanne Reames
Mon May 27, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

https://jeannereames.net/Dancing_with_the_Lion/history_story.html That's the author's note. It explains several of my choices. I mentioned it a while back on maybe another thread that those familiar with Alexander might want to read the note first, so they know why I made the choices that I did. :-)...
by Jeanne Reames
Sun May 19, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Amphipolis video
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Amphipolis video

Thanks for this. It's one of the places we didn't get to.
by Jeanne Reames
Sat May 18, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

That's at Aigai, not Pella (check the header above the video *grin*). And yes, you're looking towards the Khalkidike's Pallene peninsula way in the distance. There are only 3 videos from Pella, all in the lower town, and 3 from Vergina/Aegae. Most of Aegae was shut down, as they're doing restoration...
by Jeanne Reames
Fri May 10, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

Now that I've posted the covers on social media, I can put them here. I expect everybody will catch the historical error on cover #2. ;) I didn't realize she was going to use architecture or I could have given her a visual pun by suggesting the Temple to Hephaistos in the Athenian agora. Ha. Both of...
by Jeanne Reames
Wed May 08, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

Ha, yeah. There are rather a lot of them. One is sideways and I don't know how to rotate it, and another I rotated while taking it, and can't fix that, either. Definitely don't have a future as a video person. LOL.
by Jeanne Reames
Tue May 07, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

Thanks, Alexias and Eclipse. FWIW, the official website is open, although it's still a work in progress as I have fun things to add, but need to learn how to write HTML code for audio, etc. :-) Yet I note it here for the "History to Story" page in particular, as that's the Author's Note at the back ...
by Jeanne Reames
Sun May 05, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

Is "unexpected" good or bad? Ha. My general style (training) is in lit fic. In the past, I've published short fiction/poetry in that genre.
by Jeanne Reames
Sat May 04, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

It's written to be a romance teaser because that's the publisher, so they want to emphasize the relationship between the two boys. And it is central, but by no means the only significant one. The novel is really a coming-of-age story, as well as about fathers and sons (Philip and Alexander, Amyntor ...
by Jeanne Reames
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Dancing with the Lion: preorder is open

It's open for preorders! https://riptidepublishing.com/collections/series-dancing-with-the-lion They're still concealing the covers, but they're spectacular, especially for book 1. That said, preorders are now available on Riptide's site. It is not yet available on Amazon, and I assume it won't be u...
by Jeanne Reames
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Map of Alexander's campaign in Balkans
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Map of Alexander's campaign in Balkans

Hey, Delos -- Let us know what you think of the palace. It was still closed when I was there. Looked like they were bringing in big ashlar blocks, which made me a bit nervous. Hope they open the theatre again, too. I haven't been inside that since 1997!
by Jeanne Reames
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Map of Alexander's campaign in Balkans
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Map of Alexander's campaign in Balkans

Alexias, thank you. I've downloaded that to add to my Power-point the next time I teach the ATG class.