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The Women of Troy (Hardback original)

By: Barker, Pat

0241988349 / 9780241988343
eBook (EPUB)
26/08/2021
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England
Historic novels
320 pages
Copy: 10%; print: 10%
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Troy has fallen and the Greek victors are primed to return home, loaded with spoils. All they need is a good wind to lift their sails.

But the wind does not come. The gods are offended - the body of Priam lies desecrated, unburied - and so the victors remain in uneasy limbo, camped in the shadow of the city they destroyed. The coalition that held them together begins to fray, as old feuds resurface and new suspicions fester.

Largely unnoticed by her squabbling captors, erstwhile queen Briseis remains in the Greek encampment. She forges alliances where she can - with young, rebellious Amina, with defiant, aged Hecuba, with Calchus, the disgraced priest - and she begins to see the path to revenge...

BIC:

1QDA Ancient World, 1QDAG Ancient Greece, 3H c 1000 CE to c 1500, FQ Myth & legend told as fiction, FV Historical fiction

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