Trojan Women: A Novel of the Fall of Troy

Trojan Women A Novel of the Fall of Troy By the author of Achilles A Love Story When men make war it is women who suffer Trojan Women is a gripping re imaging of one of the greatest stories in western literature the epic clash of cultures

  • Title: Trojan Women: A Novel of the Fall of Troy
  • Author: Byrne Fone
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • By the author of Achilles A Love Story When men make war, it is women who suffer Trojan Women is a gripping re imaging of one of the greatest stories in western literature, the epic clash of cultures we call the Trojan War As Homer tells it in the Iliad, men fight, suffer, and die There men tell the tale But the Trojan women, whose lives are at the center of Homer s tBy the author of Achilles A Love Story When men make war, it is women who suffer Trojan Women is a gripping re imaging of one of the greatest stories in western literature, the epic clash of cultures we call the Trojan War As Homer tells it in the Iliad, men fight, suffer, and die There men tell the tale But the Trojan women, whose lives are at the center of Homer s tale and who are the prizes to be won, are silent Trojan Women gives these women a voice In this moving, carefully researched, and elegantly written historical novel, six legendary women tell the story Chryseis, captured and taken as a slave to the bed of Agamemnon, bravely and resourcefully confronts the horrors of war and the brutality of men Captured with her and saved from death by her, Briseis stands side by side with Chryseis when death threatens them Slaves and playthings of the Greeks, the two women are at the moral and emotional center of the drama and tell a story that even Homer never knew From within the besiged city of Troy, Queen Hecabe, and her daughters Andromache and Kassandra, look from the walls at the vast Greek army camped below, and bravely face the terrors that confront them for Hecabe the loss of a crown and kingdom, for Andromache the loss of husband and child, for Kassandra the loss of sanity itself Once desired and now despised, Helen, the prize over whom Greeks and Trojans fight, has lost eveything and now can only wait to learn if she will live or die Trojan Women renews for our times an epic story, yet one also intimate and passionate, that remains, after two thousand years, perhaps the greatest story ever told Read Byrne Fone s latest novel American Revolution.

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    1. Amazing!Insightful. Beautifully told. This book is a MUST read! After reading Achilles (which I loved), I immediately started this book and once I started, could not put down til I finished. I really enjoyed this book, which gave voices to the women of Troy, who otherwise were forgotten and left out. Just a really, really great read.

    2. A novel which retells the story of the fall of Troy but with a seldom heard from perspective - that of the women of Troy. This book pulls no punches, it tells of brutality and rape but without glorifying it. It is told from the perspective of a priestess of Apollo, a "noblewoman" of no real distinction apart from that, and of princesses, queens and of course, Helen of Troy. The descriptions are rich and lyrical and the characters are persuasive, potent and powerful.A book full of content and cha [...]

    3. I enjoyed this particular take on the fall of Troy. Reading things from the perspective of various female characters was quite well done. I wish it had been fleshed out more, with fewer gaps and more on the individual characters perspectives. My main peeve with the Kindle edition was poor editing. I found more than a handful of editing mistakes that could easily have been corrected.

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