"Renault's best historical novel yet.... Every detail has solid historical testimony to support it."-"New York Review of Books" After Alexander's death in 323 B.C .his only direct heirs were two unborn sons and a simpleton half-brother. Every long-simmering faction exploded into the vacuum of power. Wives, distant relatives, and generals all vied for the loyalty of the increasingly undisciplined Macedonian army. Most failed and were killed in the attempt. For no one possessed the leadership to keep the great empire from crumbling. But Alexander's legend endured to spread into worlds he had seen only in dreams.
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|Grouping Title||funeral games|
|Grouping Author||renault mary|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-08-14 20:02:02PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-08-22 04:27:59AM|
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|display_description||By the end of his reign, Alexander the Great had seized control of an empire that extended from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. When he died in 323 BC, a fervent scramble for power ensued. Funeral Games is Mary Renault's remarkable novel of this turmoil and the gradual erosion of the Greek empire. The power players include Ptolemy, two father-son teams, and a cadre of influential women-not least of whom is Eurydike, whose plan is to marry Alexander's disabled brother, Arridaios. Brimming with outsize personalities, brazen plots, and a sweeping sense of history, Funeral Games brings to vivid life the world of Alexander the Great, and the seismic tumult in the wake of his death. Funeral Games is the final volume of the Novels of Alexander the Great trilogy, which begins with The Persian Boy andFire from Heaven. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Mary Renault including rare images of the author.|
|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Renault, M|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|series||Alexander the Great trilogy|
|series_with_volume||Alexander the Great trilogy|3|
Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356 B.C.-323 B.C. -- Death and burial -- Fiction
Alexander, -- the Great, -- 356 B.C.-323 B.C. -- Fiction
Greece -- History -- Macedonian Hegemony, 323-281 B.C. -- Sources
Funeral Games [electronic resource] Renault, Mary.
Funeral games / Mary Renault
Death and burial