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Funeral Games Free download è 5 º “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 BChis only direct heirs were two unborn sons and a simpleton half brother Every long simmering faction exploded into the vacuum of power Wives distant relOns 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 a. This was honestly one of the most catastrophic books ever I don't mean it was bad just that everything in it was awful It's the final chapter of a trilogy that no one ever writes the part after the hero has died where everything goes to absolute shit and everything he worked for and stood for disintegrates I loved the afterward where Renault points out that she actually left out a ton of the murders The only one I noticed was Kleopatra's though because her storyline just stopped after Perdikkas's death The worst ones were Roxanne killing the pregnant Strataira and the deaths of Eurydike and Ariadios Eurydike was mostly awesome and so young she was the perfect foil for Alexander who got near everything right and could see so far while she was so sheltered even though her nature and nurture had set her such similar ambitions Her storyline was certainly the most well padded out and engaging And her end was so shattering Renault handled all the chopping and changing of characters really well so that the storylines linked well Bagoas at least was left some measure of peace and Ptolemy came out smelling of roses and had the last word which was nice So basically everything was terrible and I loved it

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“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 BChis only direct heirs were two unborn s. I didn’t expect to be doing this but I’m actually marking Funeral Games down from the first two books in Mary Renault’s trilogy; Fire From Heaven and The Persian Boy The difference Renault jumps about a lot in time here Of course her previous novels did this too – all of them were selective in their scenes not comprehensive – but this time round Renault covers a much wider span of time the events of thirty seven years in total a wider range than the first two books combined And historically those thirty seven years were chock full of conflicts plots and sudden reversals of fortune as Alexander’s generals duked it out for a slice of his empire As a result Renault ends up jumping from event to event and some scenes especially in the second half of the book feel abbreviated and the characters sketched rather than fully immersively formed That was my single major problem with Funeral Games It was difficult to get into the story in the same way I had with The Persian Boy or Fire From Heaven when Renault had to sketch the huge cast of characters that pop up over these thirty seven years and resort to a tiny brushstroke here and there to try and convey much about these charactersThe first half of the book felt much better written than the second half largely because it spends a lot of time on the immediate aftermath of Alexander’s death and Renault can lavish pages on events and developing the characters involved It distinctly feels like a coherent narrative This section of the novel retains Renault’s signature deft touch at characterisations and breaking down complex events into something lucid and understandable on a human level without detracting from their complexity In the second half where many years are spanned and characters far apart in location there is a greater degree of summarisation going onA positive addition is that we get inside the heads of some of the people most closely connected to Alexander – family members and the comrades who knew him the best Through their eyes we finally see Alexander how and why he was revered after his death and how some who fought to carve up his empire for themselves failed spectacularly A sense of ominous foreboding and unease permeates the whole book as the empire crumbles and some of Alexander’s old friends try to preserve it and his memory others make a grab for power and others simply see the writing on the wall The character of Ptolemy provides what I felt was Renault’s opinion on the failure of Alexander’s empire – the nature of Alexander was a mystery he says that could inspire great deeds and achieve the unachievable and with his death they are all left merely fallible men8 out of 10

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Funeral GamesRmy 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. Renault has done something really incredible with her beloved source material Each entry into this series is spectacularly different While I very much enjoyed it the first Fire from Heaven was written in such a way that I am sure will deter anyone from reading further into the series Subseuent entries into this series are much improved and while the former always builds on the latter each feels like it could be read and savoured independently While the series is subtitled with a novel of Alexander the Great only Fire From Heaven was from Alexander's perspective The rest of the series explored how his actions affected everyone else The Persian Boy was about Bagoas a eunuch in the service of Alexander It is glorious and depressing It is everything one could want from historical fiction Funeral Games was about the fallout facing Alexander's empire following his early death The only way I can really describe this is historical Game of Thrones The fictional components made the story flow but it's really the truth of the events that make the book so engaging and satisfying It's hard to believe stuff like this happened I pretty much gasped or shouted every few pages So much drama The third book had a very large and in charge cast of females which is sort of my thing Overall this series is magnificent and I am deeply satisfied with the time I have spent living in Renault's depiction of the ancient world