By Mary Renault
A different three-in-one version of Mary Renault's acclaimed old novels concerning the lifestyles and occasions of Alexander the Great
Mary Renault is a shining gentle to either historic novelists and their readers. She doesn't fake the prior is just like the current, or that the folk of old Greece have been similar to us. She indicates us their strangeness; discerning, sure-footed, not easy 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 early life 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 buddy and eventual lover, Hephaistion—and of the military he instructions while he's slightly an grownup. Coming of age in the course of the battles for southern Greece, Alexander the good first takes someone's existence at age twelve and speedily gets rid of his opponents once he involves energy, rising during this novel as a charming and intricate figure.
The iconic Persian Boy facilities at the Macedon king as visible during the eyes of his lover and so much trustworthy attendant, the eunuch Bagoas. whilst Bagoas is particularly younger, his father is murdered and he's bought as a slave to King Darius of Persia. Then, while Alexander conquers the land, he's given Bagoas as a present, and the boy is besotted. This ardour comes at a time while a lot is at stake—Alexander has better halves, conflicts are ablaze, and plots on his existence abound. the result's a riveting account of an exceptional 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 comprise 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 heritage, Funeral video games brings to bright existence the realm of Alexander the good, and the seismic tumult within the wake of his death.
This e-book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Mary Renault together with infrequent pictures of the writer.