Funeral Games

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Arrow Books, 2003 - Greece - 278 pages
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"As Funeral Games opens, Alexander the Great lies dying. Around his body gather the generals, the provincial satraps and the royal wives, already competing for the prizes of power and land. Only Bagaos, the Persian boy mourning in the shadows wants nothing. Tracing the events of the fifteen years following Alexander's death, Funeral Games sees his almighty empire disintergrate, and brings Mary Renault's Alexander trilogy to a dramatic close."

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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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User Review  - saturnloft - LibraryThing

This book, the final volume in Mary Renault's Alexander the Great trilogy, covers the events right after Alexander's death. Without Alexander's powerful personality to provide unity and focus, his ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Mary Renault was educated at Clifton High School, Bristol and St Hugh's College, Oxford. Having completed nursing training in 1937 she wrote her first novel Promise of Love: her next three novels were written during off-time duty whilst serving in the war. In 1948 she went to live in South Africa but travelled widely. It was her trip to Greece and her visits to Corinth, Samos, Crete, Delos, Aegina and other islands, as well as to Athens, Sounion and Marathon, that resulted in her brilliant historical reconstructions of Ancient Greece. Mary Renault died in 1983.

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