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Funeral Games

 
 
 
 
Funeral Games
Author: Mary Renault
ISBN 13: 9780375714191
ISBN 10: 375714197
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 2002-06-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $16.95
 
 

“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.