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