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Elektra: The mesmerising retelling from the women at the heart of the Trojan War

Jennifer Saint

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

An exciting, lyrical new retelling of the trojan war stories from Jennifer Saint, the bestselling author of ELEKTRA (UK, Sunday Times, May 2022) and ARIADNE (UK, Sunday Times, April 2021).

**The spellbinding new retelling of the Trojan War drawn from the perspective of the fearless women at the heart of it all.**

'The story and its characters swept me up and engulfed me, I could not put this one down' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ REAL READER REVIEW

'I was glued to it from beginning to end and could not wait to recommend to my friends afterwards.' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ REAL READER REVIEW

'Jennifer Saint has breathed new life into this myth and put her own stamp on it' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ REAL READER REVIEW

'A brilliant read' Women & Home | 'A spirited retelling' Times | 'Beautiful and absorbing' Fabulous | 'A vivid reimagining of Greek mythology' Harpers Bazaar | 'Jennifer Saint has done an incredible job' Red

The House of Atreus is cursed. A bloodline tainted by a generational cycle of violence and vengeance. This is the story of three women, their fates inextricably tied to this curse, and the fickle nature of men and gods.

Clytemnestra
The sister of Helen, wife of Agamemnon - her hopes of averting the curse are dashed when her sister is taken to Troy by the feckless Paris. Her husband raises a great army against them and determines to win, whatever the cost.

Cassandra
Princess of Troy, and cursed by Apollo to see the future but never to be believed when she speaks of it. She is powerless in her knowledge that the city will fall.

Elektra
The youngest daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, Elektra is horrified by the bloodletting of her kin. But can she escape the curse, or is her own destiny also bound by violence?

Praise for Jennifer Saint and ARIADNE:

'A lyrical, insightful re-telling' Daily Mail

'Relevant and revelatory' Stylist

'Energetic and compelling' Times

'An illuminating read' Woman & Home

'A story that's impossible to forget' Culturefly

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Jennifer Saint

Due to a lifelong fascination with Ancient Greek mythology, Jennifer Saint read Classical Studies at King's College, London. She spent the next thirteen years as an English teacher, sharing a love of literature and creative writing with her students. ARIADNE is her first novel and ELEKTRA is her second.

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