Daughters of Sparta / Claire Heywood.
- 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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1 current hold with 2 total copies.
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|Moorhead Public Library||HEY (Text)||33500013423579||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780593184370
- ISBN: 0593184378
- Physical Description: 370 pages ; 19 cm
- Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, 
"For millennia, men have told the legend of the woman whose face launched a thousand ships-but now it's time to hear her side of the story. Daughters of Sparta is a tale of secrets, love, and tragedy from the women behind mythology's most devastating war, the infamous Helen and her sister Klytemnestra"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 May #2
*Starred Review* Heywood's engrossing first novel follows the fortunes of two of the most famous women in the ancient world, the sisters and princesses Klytemnestra and Helen, renowned for her exquisite beauty. Heywood introduces them as girls, daughters of the king of Sparta, who already know at a young age that they have important destinies. Klytemnestra, the elder, expects to be the heir to the Spartan throne, so she's shocked when her father decides to marry her off to Agamemnon of Mycenae, which will separate her from her family. Helen is anointed the heir instead, in part as cover for her dubious parentage, and suitors from all over the realm show up to compete for her hand. She and her father settle on Menelaus, Agamemnon's brother, but after the harrowing birth of her daughter, Helen starts to pull away from her husband, setting off a chain of events that culminates in her absconding with the handsome knave Paris and igniting the Trojan War. Readers intimately familiar with the mythology and those new to this classic story alike will find themselves breathlessly turning the pages as Heywood unspools the tragic consequences of Helen's actions and the horrific sacrifice Klytemnestra is forced to make. An utterly spellbinding historical yarn. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
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