he Novels of Alexander the Great: Fire from Heaven; The Persian Boy; Funeral Games (Alexander the Great)

he Novels of Alexander the Great: Fire from Heaven; The Persian Boy; Funeral Games (Alexander the Great)

Mary Renault

a distinct three-in-one version of Mary Renault's acclaimed old novels concerning the existence and instances of Alexander the Great

Mary Renault is a shining gentle to either ancient novelists and their readers. She doesn't faux the prior is just like the current, or that the folks of historic Greece have been similar to us. She indicates us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, demanding our values, piquing our interest, she leads us via an alien panorama that strikes and delights us.—Hilary Mantel

Fire from Heaven is a gripping account of the adolescence of Alexander's lifestyles. the tale tells of his complicated dating along with his mom and dad; of his nice bonds—to his horse, Oxhead, and to his dearest pal and eventual lover, Hephaistion—and of the military he instructions whilst he's slightly an grownup. Coming of age throughout the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the nice first takes someone's existence at age twelve and quickly removes his competitors once he involves energy, rising during this novel as an enthralling and intricate figure.

The iconic Persian Boy facilities at the Macedon king as noticeable during the eyes of his lover and such a lot trustworthy attendant, the eunuch Bagoas. whilst Bagoas is especially younger, his father is murdered and he's offered as a slave to King Darius of Persia. Then, whilst Alexander conquers the land, he's given Bagoas as a present, and the boy is besotted. This ardour comes at a time whilst a lot is at stake—Alexander has better halves, conflicts are ablaze, and plots on his lifestyles abound. the result's a riveting account of an excellent conqueror's years of triumph and, finally, heartbreak.

In Funeral video games, a bloody fight for energy rages after the dying ofAlexander, leaving an empire that extends from the Adriatic Sea to the Indus River. the facility avid gamers contain 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 historical past, Funeral video games brings to shiny lifestyles the realm of Alexander the nice, and the seismic tumult within the wake of his death.

This booklet positive aspects an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent photographs of the writer.

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