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
Adele Geras is the author of many acclaimed stories for children as well as five adult novels, including: Facing the Light, Hester's Story, Made in Heaven and A Hidden Life (all available in ebook from Quercus), Cover Your Eyes (available in print from Quercus) and Out of the Dark, a special short story for the literary charity Quick Reads. Adele lives near Cambridge and is the mother of the thriller writer Sophie Hannah.