A highly-acclaimed and totally unique retelling of the siege of Troy from one of the UK's most distinguished writers for young people.
The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is scarce and death is common. From the heights of Mount Olympus, the Gods keep watch. But Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is bored with the endless, dreary war. Aided by Eros's bow, the goddess sends two sisters down a bloody path to an awful truth: In the fury of war, love strikes the deadliest blows.
Heralded by fans and critics alike, Adele Geras breathes personality, heartbreak, and humour into this classic story.
Delivers the sack of Troy as an ambitious, cinematic affair. - The New York Times Book Review
Geras handles both her chosen perspective and her subject's grand themes with aplomb. - The Horn Book Review
Award-winning author Adele Geras spent much of her childhood moving from place to place. To date Adele has written over 100 books for children, including the bestselling 'The Ballet Class' for Orchard and the highly acclaimed 'Troy' (Scholastic) which was shortlisted for The Whitbread Prize. A great deal of her poetry has been published in various magazines and anthologies. She lives just outside Cambridge with her husband.