Tag Archives: Trojan War

Judith Starkston Author- HAND OF FIRE


by Judith Starkston

“Suspenseful, tragic, susprising, and sexy.”- Nancy Bilyeau author of THE CHALICE


“What is the difference between a good historical novel and a brillant one?  I suggest you read Judith Starkston’s HAND OF FIRE and you’ll discover the answer.”- Helen Hollick, Editor, HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW

http://www.Judith Starkston.com

“In HAND OF FIRE, Starkston’s careful research brings ancient Greece and Troy to life with passion and grace.  This haunting and insightful novel makes you ache for a mortal woman, Briseis, in love with half-god Achilles, as she fights to make her own distiny in a world of capricious gods and warriors.  I devoured this page-turning escape from the modern world.”- Rebecca Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah, Vlogel, and Order of the Sanguines series

Briseis  Heroine of the Trojan War   In the midst of destruction she has the strength to heal herself and others as she asserts the power of life in the face of tragedy

Available on Amazon, B&N or your local bookstore


“Absolutely loved the book.  Couldn’t put it down.  Wonderful writing.  I see no errors whatsoever as regards to the history.”- Prof Eric Cline, Chair of Classical & Near Eastern Languages, George Washington University

Leave a comment

Filed under Books to Read

Madeline Miller Author- SONG OF ACHILLES


by Madeline Miller

Mysterious Galaxy Review

“Ever wonder what happened behind the scenes of the Trojan War?  Curious about the personal life of some of Homer’s Greek heroes?  Want to know how gods and mortals interact?

“Even if you answered ‘no’ to these questions, the story of Achilles and his longtime companion, Patroclus, will intrigue and engross you.  Their relationship is told with delicacy and heart and you will feel as if you are with them on their journey toward manhood and the inevitable.  Achilles is half-mortal, half-god because his mother is the sea nymph, Thetis.  His unique qualities bind him to the Trojan War, despite the efforts of his mother to keep him out of it and to elude the prophesy that his heroic efforts on the field will result in his death.  Patroclus is an exiled prince who was sent to Phthia as a child to be raised by King Peleus, Achilles’ father.  They become companions and come of age together in the most unique of circumstances.

“Miller is a Greek scholar who brings life to Homer’s world in this tale of ancient Greece, filled with myths, heroes, gods and goddesses.  So readable … so memorable.  Miller has promised us another peek into Homer’s world and particularly The Odyssey.  I can’t wait!”- tlg

Ecco, $24.99

Mysterious Galaxy Books


1 Comment

Filed under Books to Read