Publication Date: May 10, 2016Lake Union Publishing
eBook & Paperback;
Genre: Historical Fiction
about the book:
What a fabulous version of what might have happened to Helen. I love the Iliad. Love everything about the classic novel. Amalia Carosella
has taken everything good about Helen's tale and enhanced it. She's brought
the characters to life. Helen is no squirming little twit, as she's been portrayed
in film, but a strong lead character. I must admit, I see Paris in a different light
after reading this book. I've always thought him a bit of a coward. Well,
thoughts can change.
Amalia gives a voice to those who may have lived so long ago.
I can't subscribe to the idea that THE ILIAD is just a story. For me, it's a real
event. Actual people lived and died in Troy. Crazy, maniacal Agamemnon and
his equally crazy brother Menelaus were real people, in my mind. Ms. Carosella
has brought them to life! She has 'filled in the blanks' left by Homer. I love
the way each character is allowed to speak, we are allowed into the minds
of each character. We see their strengths and weaknesses.
Does everything turn out well for Helen? I'm not going to say. What I will say
is that I really enjoyed this book. Everything fits together. Just don't forget
to read HELEN of SPARTA first!
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