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Funeral Games : The Combat of Alexander's Heirs

Renault, Mary

ISBN 10: 0394520688 / ISBN 13: 9780394520681
Published by Pantheon, 1981
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0394520688 Final novel of her acclaimed trilogy dealing with Alexander The Great. Bookseller Inventory # 005412NEIN2557

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Title: Funeral Games : The Combat of Alexander's ...

Publisher: Pantheon

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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Edition: First Edition

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Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-three, leaving behind an empire that stretched from Greece and Egypt to India.

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.

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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 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.

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