“A fantastic read.” – Wilbur Smith

“…a writer in the same bare-knuckled school as Simon Scarrow, Steven Pressfield and Ben Kane.” – Steve Donoghue

Babylon, 323 BC

What if Alexander the Great had not died young?

In this alternative history, he has survived every effort to kill him. Restless, ruthless, he wonders which world to conquer next. He has a powerful new weapon—the war elephants he brought back from India.

As Alexander plots, a war elephant named Colossus violently lashes out against the soldiers who are tormenting him, and only one trainer has the courage to calm the massive beast. When Alexander notices the young man’s bravery, Gajendra begins a meteoric climb through the ranks of the Macedonian army, protected by the fierce but devoted Colossus.

As captain of the elephants, Gajendra is deeply loyal to Alexander, the great soldier who plucked him from obscurity. But just when all he has dreamed of is within his grasp, he faces a terrible choice.

Betray his beloved general – or betray his soul.

A general who thought he was a god.  An man who thought he was a general.  An elephant who thought he was a man.


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A fantastic read.” Wilbur Smith

“A helluva good read! [Colin Falconer] has unleashed all the gods of war in this thrilling adventure! …a young captain of elephants who seeks heroism at all costs, and discovers the face of pure evil staring back through the flames of vanquished citadels. Part romance, part orgy of violence, the author skilfully brings to life a vibrant and exotic historical period.” Noble Smith, author of Spartans at the Gate

”a brilliant portrait of one of history’s most successful commanders, Alexander the Great, at the apex of his rule… [Falconer] shows how power, and the struggle to achieve it, can change a man. Duplicity, depravity, and desire abound in this thrilling novel.” James Aitcheson, author of The Splintered Kingdom

”Falconer’s grasp of period and places is almost flawless… he’s my kind of writer.” Peter Corris, The Australian

”…a writer in the same bare-knuckled school as Simon Scarrow, Steven Pressfield and Ben Kane.” Steve Donoghue

”Superb alternative history. This is the first book I have ever read from this author, and, given how much I liked this one, it will certainly not be the last. When I first spotted it on Amazon’s website, I wondered what made Wilbur Smith praise it so much. I understood once I started reading this original piece of alternative history.“ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review

”Excellent storyteller: I have read many Colin Falconer books and found them all of equal merit. Excellent storytelling. Who knows if the facts are correct? I want to be entertained and his books do this.“ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review

”Fantastic book. A fast paced rousing read with very vivid characters and action packed events. A must read for Historical Fiction Fans.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review

”Wonderful book. This book is about Alexander and some of his supposed battles and is seen through the eyes of one of the mahavat of his elephant groups. The characters are well defined and I will be getting more of the author’s books.“ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review

“Elephants 1, Humans 0. I love Colin Falconer’s books & his bibliographies. He gives books to followup on to ‘fleshout’ his characters. Life is too short to spend time reading junk. The war elephants especially fascinated me & were they really afraid of pigs? His characters are so well drawn, i feel they could walk off the page & into my dreams!” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review

“A very enjoyable read. The author takes you to the places but more importantly, takes you to the conversations that could have happened.” ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Amazon Review.