By Mary Renault
By way of the tip of his reign, Alexander the nice 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 strength ensued. Funeral video games is Mary Renault's outstanding 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 feel of background, Funeral video games brings to brilliant lifestyles 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 nice trilogy, which starts off with The Persian Boy andFire from Heaven.
This book beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent pictures of the writer.
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