Wednesday, November 2, 2016

For the Most Beautiful by Emily Hauser

Krisayis, a daughter of Apollo's priest and companion of Cassandra, is trying to avoid taking her vows as a priestess of Apollo so she can marry Troilus, Cassandra's brother. Briseis, a Princess of Lyrnessus, is a newly wed who has avoided the curse placed on her when she was young. Both women are captured at the beginning of the Trojan War and enslaved. Their journey to their own freedom plays a small role in the story of the Trojan War, but both women change the course of history.

This book was really, really good. Told from the women's point of view, it held the right balance of life, love, war, death and tragedy. I would be hard pressed to say which one of the women I identified with most, because both are so well written.  I liked seeing the deities in their natural habitat, though they are far from likeable, but they give the story a boost. The action seems to follow history very well and the plot was steady. A really great read.

I received this book from the publisher. Thank you.

Also this is my 300th post! Thank you all for reading. It means a lot :)

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