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Summary

An exciting (and equally lyrical) new retelling from Jennifer Saint, the Sunday Times best-selling author of Ariadne.

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?

©2022 Jennifer Saint (P)2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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Not as good as Circe

So I bought this book because I really liked Jennifer Saint’s other book Circe. This one though seemed to drag on. I found the characters weren’t as interesting, elektra’s character really annoyed me. There was no real description of the characters feeling, she barely scratches the surface.

Even the build up to the end event was so long and then it just fizzled out.

Give it a go if you want, just be warned it’s a very slow paced book.