The tale of the Trojan War brilliantly retold by the bestselling author of THE THORN BIRDS. The tragic and terrible drama of the war between Greeks and Trojans, the long siege of Troy, and the impact of one woman's beauty on the fate of two nations, is played out again in this dazzling novel based on Homer's ILIAD. Meet enchanting Helen, who we first encounter as a spoiled teenager and whose passion for the handsome, reckless Paris leads to the betrayal of her husband, King Menelaus, and the fall of the House of Troy.
Powerful King Agamemnon with his terrifyingly ambitious wife Klytemnestra and his soothsaying mistress Kassandra.
Odysseus, doomed to wander the Aegean for twenty long years; brave Achilles, who is haunted by the mad shade of his mother; the heroes Hektor and Ajax, and many more.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages, map
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 04/03/2010
- Category: Myth & legend told as fiction
- ISBN: 9781409118558