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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adèle Geras Narrator: Miriam Margolyes Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2002 ISBN: 9780807206003
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The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is becoming scarce and the death toll is rising. From the heights of Mount Olympus, the gods keep watch.

But Aphrodite, goddess of love, is bored with the endless, dreary war, and so she turns her attention to two sisters: Marpessa, who is gifted with god-sight and serves as handmaiden to Helen, the most beautiful woman in the world; and Xanthe, who is kind and loving and tends the wounded soldiers in the Blood Room. When Eros fits an arrow to his silver-lit bow and lets it fly, neither sister will escape its power.

With vitality and grace, Adèle Geras breathes personality, heartbreak and humor into this classic story, told through the eyes of the women of Troy. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2001 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jilleen | 6/13/2011

    " It was a slow start but got better farther along. I much better ending though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ella | 6/2/2011

    " A beautifully written, plotted and developed story that I'm sure I'll always remember. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci | 4/14/2011

    " A wonderfully substantive telling of the story of Troy for younger readers. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, and can't wait to read Geras' other work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Edwin | 3/31/2011

    " The story of Troy, except the main characters are minor characters.
    Love this book. This book has romance, murder, suspense, and GODS!!! It's a good book except for one line of dialogue. Like serious it like dialogue that no one says. But i love the book and i gave it 2 thumbs up "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edith | 3/23/2011

    " This is pretty good. But it includes several suggestive chapters that have to do with S-E-X. But includes a complicated plot to do with the Trojan War. If you like romance mixed with history then this is for you.



    Oh be prepared for, BLOOD and GUTS "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janesa | 3/19/2011

    " it alright, i would say that its better then the ones that i have read but its okay i guess.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bernadette | 1/23/2011

    " I think it would have been better written for adults rather then young adults - it was cheesy and too dramatic at points, but anybody who has studied the Trojan War at some point would appreciate this book. It provided a worthy and alternate viewpoint to many of the characters in the Iliad. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy | 1/1/2011

    " Amazing war, romance, friendship story! I could read this over and over again! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelli | 12/22/2010

    " A story line that could have been! It started out well, but I soon lost interest and got bored. The characters, you don't really care about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Divya | 11/1/2010

    " Was really good. I like Xanthe, Polxyena, and Iason. So sad what happened to Hector................ "

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About the Author

Adèle Geras is the celebrated author of many stories and novels, including The Tower Room, Watching the Roses, and Pictures of the Night. She lives in Manchester, England.

About the Narrator

Miriam Margolyes received the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence. She was the voice of Fly the dog in Babe and appeared in Ladies in Lavender with Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. In 2002 she played the role of Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.