Funeral Games

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Arrow Books, 2003 - Greece - 278 pages
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Alexander the Great lies dying and around him gather the generals, the provincial satraps and royal wives. They are already competing for the prizes of power and land. Only Bagoas, the persian boy is mourning in the shadows and wants nothing. This book follows the events of fifteen years after Alexander's death and sees his mighty empire disintegrate.

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User Review  - lorax - LibraryThing

The first two novels in Renault's Alexander trilogy, Fire from Heaven and The Persian Boy, were outstanding. Funeral Games, however, lacks the strong narrative voice or central character of the first ... Read full review

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User Review  - sonofcarc - LibraryThing

Self-consciously valedictory. Renault completists should keep an eye out for a cameo appearance, near the end of the book, by Alexias, the hero of her first historical novel, The Last of the Wine. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Mary Renault was born in London and educated at Oxford. She then trained for three years as a nurse, and wrote her first published novel, Promise of Love. Her next three novels were written while serving in WWII. After the war, she settled in South Africa and traveled considerably in Africa and Greece. It was at this time that she began writing her brilliant historical reconstructions of ancient Greece, including The King Must Die, The Last of the Wine, and The Persian Boy. She died in Cape Town in 1983.

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