Alexander the Great Series by Mary Renault

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  • Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great #1)
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    Fire from Heaven (Alexander the Great #1)

    Mary Renault

    · 18 ratings · published 2002

    Alexander’s beauty, strength, and defiance were apparent from birth, but his boyhood honed those gifts into the makings of a king. His mother, Olympias, and his father, King Philip of Macedon, fought each other for their son’s loyalty, teaching Alexander politics and vengeance from the cradle. His love for the youth Hephaistion taught him trust, while Aristotle’s tutoring provoked his mind and Homer’s Iliad fueled his aspirations... more

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  • The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great #2)
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    The Persian Boy (Alexander the Great #2)

    Mary Renault

    · 18 ratings · published 1988

    “It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”– The Atlantic Monthly The Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander’s life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas. Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas was sold as a courtesan to King Darius of Persia, but found freedom with Alexander after the Macedon army conquered his homeland... more

  • Funeral Games (Alexander the Great #3)
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    Funeral Games (Alexander the Great #3)

    Mary Renault

    · 14 ratings · published 2002

    As Funeral Games opens, Alexander the Great lies dying. Around his body gather the generals, the provincial satraps and the royal wives, already competing for the prizes of powe and land. Only Bagoas, the Persian boy mourning in the shadows wants nothing. Tracing the events of the fifteen years following Alexander's death, Funeral Games sees his mighty empire disintegrate, and brings Mary Renault's Alexander trilogy to a dramatic close.

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