Funeral Games (Alexander the Great, Book 3) by Mary Renault

By Mary Renault

Through the top of his reign, Alexander the good had seized keep an eye on of an empire that prolonged from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. while he died in 323 BC, a fervent scramble for energy ensued. Funeral video games is Mary Renault's striking novel of this turmoil and the sluggish erosion of the Greek empire. the facility gamers comprise Ptolemy, father-son groups, 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 experience of heritage, Funeral video games brings to vibrant existence the realm of Alexander the nice, and the seismic tumult within the wake of his death.

Funeral video games is the ultimate quantity of the Novels of Alexander the good trilogy, which starts off with The Persian Boy andFire from Heaven.

This publication positive aspects an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent pictures of the writer.

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Florian, on top of that, seemed to have the odd power of drawing him out. Though he kept enough caution to say nothing of Dorning, Theo hardly stopped talking long enough to catch his breath. He gladly unburdened himself, having spoken no more than a dozen words in a dozen days. He detailed his journey with Las Bombas and tried to explain that he had left Mickle for her own good. He finally realized he had been babbling and let his account trail off. "He loved her," sighed Rina. "It was noble of him.

Yes, well--- in fact, I do," Theo declared. Having made this claim, he wondered how to justify it. He paused, hastily seeking an idea, then went on. " "They proved reluctant," the count admitted. " "Now you can. Put those arms and legs together with the phrenological head. Dress the girl in a black robe and hood, at a table with one candle in front of her. The spirit appears out of thin air--- Musket and I can pull it up and down on strings--- and seems to talk. " The count said nothing for a long moment.

There's another dream I have. It doesn't frighten me. It only makes me want to cry. I dream about my mother and father. It's a nice dream at first. We're happy, laughing, playing hide-and-seek the way we used to do. Then it's my turn to hide and they can't find me. They're calling for me but when I answer they can't hear me. They're very sad and so am I. " She was trembling. After a moment, she pulled away and without another word went to her room. Theo stood, about to follow. Musket was bellowing for him to come and lend a hand.

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