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Tyrant: Funeral Games (Tyrant #3)

4.19  ·  Rating Details ·  434 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Very Good, 6.0"x9.2"x1.6"; 1.8 lb; 512 pages. Satyrus and Melitta, twin heirs to a rich kingdom on the Black Sea, become desperate fugitives when their mother, the Scythian warrior-princess Srayanka, is cut down in a savage act of betrayal. Accompanied by their tutor, the Spartan Philokles, they must make a perilous journey west, pursued by ruthless assassins, to find sanc ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published January 21st 2010 by Orion Publishing Group
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Liviu
Assuming you read the blurb so you have an idea about what the novel is about I strongly recommend this as even a better starting point than Tyrant 1 since it deals with the children of the heroes there, takes place some 12-3 years later and all needed back-story appears, while the novel is more exciting, lighter in some ways, much more adventure oriented and without the sense of doom that pervaded the first duology; I would not say it's YA despite that the main heroes start at 12 (twin girl/boy ...more
Robin Carter
May 07, 2012 Robin Carter rated it it was amazing
It really is easy to write a review for Christian's books..."Bloody Great...Go buy it".

But if that's was all it took then why would we all bother doing this?
None the less the statement is as accurate as can be, I have not read a single poorly phrased chapter, or paragraph the man has written.
The period is very underwritten, so he has a chance to stand out and shine.
I think his brilliance stems from his obvious Love of the period, he being a re-enactor as well as a writer, and I think that it's t
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Sue Smith
Apr 24, 2010 Sue Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know what made me pick up this book. I think I wanted some historical fiction and the inside cover story sounded good. It certainly didn't disappoint me, I did enjoy it immensely! I do wish I had started at the first of the series! I have a thing at starting a book with the first one!

That being said, for starting in at the 3rd, I didn't feel like I had trully missed alot - the central characters being young and probably not part of the previous 2 book to any great extent. (I guess it's
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Ruth
Mar 17, 2013 Ruth rated it liked it
Shelves: history
c2010: FWFTB: kingdom, betrayal, perilous, assassins, sanctuary. Absolutely stirling writing, pace and characterisation. From my point of view, I found it harder to connect to the twins as much as I did to Kineas. However, that is more of a content/plot issue than any for of criticism. Philokles the Spartan continues to play a large role! Recommended. "But desperate men make poor choices.
Stuart
May 30, 2017 Stuart rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written story with interesting young heroes but 1. the actual wars were so complex, it was impossible to follow what was happening in the big picture
2. I always go on about maps being essential to understand what is going on. This book actually included a map of the eastern Mediterranean but most of the places mentioned in the story were missing so it did not help.
mixal
Ok, this was a bit painful. Couple of times I got to the point that I wanted to stop reading the book and start with something else. I liked the setting, and some of the author's insights in the use of different military strategies were really great. I also liked the portrayal of the early Alexandrian society, with the hesitant adoption of some of the values of a Greek polis. What I didn't like were some of the characters, especially the female lead was more and more annoying. I do buy that wome ...more
Alejandro Garzón
Sin lugar a dudas la serie Tirano de Cameron es de las mejores que he leído en lo referente a novela histórica!
Chris Wray
Jan 22, 2016 Chris Wray rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Definitely the weakest of the series so far, but worth a read having already read the first two.

Strengths:

The setting, during the wars of succession between Alexander the Greats companions is fascinating, and Cameron captures the instability of the times excellently. His action and battle scenes are also realistic and memorable, and well written rather than relying on shock and gore.

The characterisation is generally strong, with Philokles and Stratokles particularly standing out as realistic a
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Mangieto
Es un muy buen libro, aunque cambia un poco de tono respecto a los libros anteriores. Aquí la historia transcurre en un mundo roto luego de la muerte de Alejandro Magno, pero no sólo eso, si no que además se centra en Sátiro y Melita, apenas unos niños cuando todo comienza.
En ese sentido éste libro no me atrapó tanto como esperaba, porque es una trama más lenta y no pude interesarme por la trayectoria de los hijos de Kineas. Tal vez porque, a pesar de que son los "narradores", en sí sólo son cen
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Elaine Cougler
Nov 24, 2016 Elaine Cougler rated it it was amazing
This book was a great find in the ship's library as I was sailing the Mediterranean Sea and I always like reading a book set where I am visiting. This is the first of Christian Cameron's Tyrant series I've read but it won't be the last. Well-paced, the plot is beautifully driven by the teen-aged brother and sister characters whose mother has been ruthlessly removed from her throne, causing them to flee for their lives. Their coming of age takes place in battles and brawls on their journey to the ...more
Jerome
Mar 07, 2014 Jerome rated it really liked it
Quite a good book actually. The first two books in the series were good but I never found myself wondering when I was going to pick up the next one. I'm glad I continued to read on, though.
Apart from all the historical novel side, which is great in itself, I especially love how Christian explores how two young children come to age while surrounded by warfare. As in the other books, Christian seems to be asking deeper questions than what the storyline apparently is telling us.
Margareth8537
Sep 29, 2013 Margareth8537 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We see Kineas' twins as they grow up and have to face plots to take over their state.
The politics of Alexander's heirs was very complicated and although Cameron tries to simplify it, you are never sure who is fighting who. But that is probably what it was like at the time
Enjoyable and fast moving
nigel jones
May 09, 2016 nigel jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Historical Story

This was a fabulous read with some great characters and a seriously great chase across deserts rivers and mountains. Loved the descriptions of the battles. Am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Cristian
Jul 27, 2013 Cristian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, history
¡Muy buen libro!. Los dos primeros de la serie tuvieron mucha más fantasía de la esperada con los sueños de Kineas. Sin embargo, este es ¡perfecto!. Me gusta mucho cómo se involucran personajes como Pitágoras o a los sofistas.
Mark
Jun 21, 2014 Mark rated it really liked it
I was afraid this would be a Young Adult book, at first. And, without the main characters are in their teens, this is far from a YA book. Lots of action, lots of history. Lots of everything. An excellent book by an excellent author, who really knows his stuff
Ron Decaigny
Apr 17, 2010 Ron Decaigny rated it it was amazing
Simply the best writer in this genre period. My only issue is how hard to get these titles are. they should be much more available and read.
John Warren
Aug 26, 2012 John Warren rated it really liked it
i really enjoyed this book love the tyrant series cant wait to start the next
Chuck
Jun 18, 2015 Chuck rated it liked it
I've read the first three books of the Tyrant series, and this is the best one so far, mainly because he keeps the excitement going, which is what I read such books for.
Kevin
Jan 04, 2015 Kevin rated it really liked it
See my review of Tyrant book 1 if you really want to know what I thought of the series.
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Aka Miles Cameron. Also publishes as Gordon Kent with his father Kenneth M. Cameron.

Christian Cameron was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1962. He grew up in Rockport, Massachusetts, Iowa City, Iowa,Christian Cameron and Rochester, New York, where he attended McQuaid Jesuit High School and later graduated from the University of Rochester with a degree in history.

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“Mentiras que dicen que una nación, una ciudad o una raza es mejor que otra para justificar la muerte, los asesinatos, la guerra. —Se irguió en el asiento—. Nada justifica que el hombre mate al hombre. Si deseas llevar una vida de pura rectitud, debes dar la espalda al hecho de matar, a la violencia. A levantar la voz cuando estés enojado, a hacer daño al prójimo para conseguir un objetivo. Sátiro fue a hablar, pero Filocles se lo impidió levantando la mano. —Matar siempre está mal. Pero muchas otras cosas también están mal: la opresión, el robo, la tiranía, los incendios provocados, la rapiña, etcétera, etcétera; todo el catálogo de lacras humanas. Cuando das la espalda al hecho de matar y a la violencia, también renuncias a la capacidad de evitar males contra otros, porque en este mundo ponemos fin a la opresión” 0 likes
“Los hombres pueden elegir pensar o no pensar. Pueden elegir ser líderes o seguidores. Confiar o no confiar. Tú puedes elegir no segar una vida, incluso no combatir. Esa elección no es cobardía, pero por supuesto tiene consecuencias. O puedes elegir matar, y esa elección también tendrá sus consecuencias. Cuando la sangre llena tus pulmones y se hace la oscuridad, lo único que tienes es lo que hiciste, quién fuiste, qué defendiste. —¿Cuál es la respuesta, entonces?” 0 likes
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