[Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault

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SUMMARY Funeral Games Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault “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 foresee great contests at my funeral games Isn t it funny how Mary Renault ultimately became a sort of historical personage in her own right Well not really funny of course but sort of inevitable After all who s in her class These days Did you read that historical novel about Anne Boleyn that was on all the best seller lists a couple of years ago Apparently poor Anne really did commit adultery with all those men and boys who were tortured into confessing Plus she practiced witchcraft No reallyOff with her headClass has left the building Or at least the genreEven a generation ago the coupling of well researched psychologicalsociological comprehension to the elegant rhythms and imagery of her prose placed Mary Renault well above the throng of historical novelists Her saga of Alexander the Great begun with Fire from Heaven and continued through The Persian Boy climaxed with Funeral Games Have ancient settings ever been convincingly evoked Desert sands engulf the passions of men and women who remain persuasively human Yet this was an age of heroes Alexander s magnetism held together the known world and his passing was felt as acutely as though it were the last of the gods who had died It s sobering to contemplate how different our modern world might be if he had lived even a few years The plot does not lack for incident Amid mounting tensions the barbarian mistress hatches a plot against the unborn child of the royal bride Shackled men are trampled by elephants examples to a mutinous army Warriors dying in the arms of enemies discover common ground while the king s dancing boy refrains from suicide only so that he might care for his lover s body which must travel in state across an empire All the ingredients of royal melodrama churn from conspiracies and secret marriages to incest and matricide The pot fairly boils over And the broth is bloody despite an author s note informing the reader that for reasons of continuity several notable murders have been omitted As in some monstrous myth the vengeance of the Furies spreads not just through one accursed family but to all The hot Babylonian wind is scented with jasmine and the torchlit night is full of cries Watching Spirits just through one accursed family but to all The hot Babylonian wind is scented with House of Gold jasmine and the torchlit night is full of cries

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SUMMARY Funeral Games Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault Ons 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. The Alexander the Great trilogy was my first reading of Renault She does so much with so few words She s now my second favorite HF author along side Patrick O Brian

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SUMMARY Funeral Games Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault Rmy 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


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  1. says: Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault

    [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault “I foresee great contests at my funeral games”Isn’t it funny how Mary Renault ultimately became a sort of historical personage in her own right? Well not really funny of course but sort of inevitable After all who's in her class? These days? Did you read that “historical” novel about Anne Boleyn that was on all the best seller lists a couple of years ago? Apparently poor Anne really did commit adultery with all those men and boys

  2. says: [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW

    [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault Bullet ReviewI REALLY REALLY liked the first half and that would have been 5 stars But then we started doing the time warp and I felt I was really an anthology of various people who knew Alexander instead of a cohesive novel Still some good characters but huge leaps in time skipping numerous events But the end was worst; large jump in time su

  3. says: CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Funeral Games

    [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW 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 cou

  4. says: SUMMARY Funeral Games Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault

    Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault SUMMARY Funeral Games George RR Martin famously called Maurice Druon's Rois maudits series the ORIGINAL Game of Thrones He could easily

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    [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW 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 notic

  6. says: SUMMARY Funeral Games [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW

    SUMMARY Funeral Games Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault The Alexander the Great trilogy was my first reading of Renault She does so much with so few words She's now my second favorite HF author along side Patrick O'Brian

  7. says: [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault

    SUMMARY Funeral Games Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault Whereas The Persian Boy made me want to linger this one made me want to get through it uickly because I knew everything would go to hell in a handbasket in a major way Like Anna says in her review it's that third book few authors would have the gumption to write From the intimate loving dignity of Bagoas' voice it switches to a bri

  8. says: [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault

    SUMMARY Funeral Games [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault 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 a

  9. says: SUMMARY Funeral Games [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault

    [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault CHARACTERS ↠ PRIMACLEANSEPLUSUK.CO.UK ↠ Mary Renault Mary Renault ↠ 1 REVIEW It was surprising to me how good this book was I'm uite a fan of Alexander as a character so I thought his absence would be

  10. says: [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault

    [Funeral Games] E–pub Ô Mary Renault Though The Persian Boy let me down a bit I was nevertheless compelled to forge on not yet ready to let Renault’s voice out of my ear or say goodbye to the machinations of the ancient world I’m glad I did Funeral Games does not

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  • Paperback
  • 333
  • Funeral Games
  • Mary Renault
  • English
  • 17 August 2018
  • 9780523418261