Elektra by Jennifer Saint (Hardback)

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9781472273918
Published:
28 Apr 2022
Format:
Hardback
Dimensions:
400 pages - 240mm x 156mm x mm
Weight:
0.041kgs
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An exciting (and equally lyrical) new retelling from Jennifer Saint, the Sunday Times bestselling 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?

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

About the Author: 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 she is working on another retelling of ancient myth for her second.

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