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Queen of the Amazons

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2004

    Compelling tale of a legendary culture

    Judith Tarr and the sacred feminine are back with this story of the ancient Amazons and Alexander the Great. The Goddess-worshiping female warrior culture of ancient times faces a problem: the heir to the throne has been born without a soul. Etta, as she is called, is a beautiful young girl with instinctive hunting and fighting skills, but her blank expression and lack of interest in human relationships disturb and divide the huge clan, and many believe she is unfit for the job. Her encounter with Alexander the Great at the height of his powers ultimately directs Etta to her true destiny. This is an engaging tale, but for a superior and fully-drawn characterization of Alexander the Great, read 'The Persian Boy' by Mary Renault.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2004

    engaging historical fantasy

    Queen Hippolyta rules over the Amazon tribes. Though she is quite young and healthy, she is concerned over the succession to the throne as that has always come down through matriarchal lines. Her female progeny is born soulless causing fear among the toughest of these female warriors. Unable to name a creature without a soul many of the tribeswomen led by the queen¿s cousin Phaedra believe ¿that thing¿ dubbed Etta must die as even animals are named. She must never sit on the throne. Hippolyta differs and proclaims Etta as her successor as she expects the infant to one day gain a soul. <P>Years later Etta still remains within herself as a soulless person is apt to be. However, word has arrived that a great army led by Alexander is coming. Shockingly Etta reacts and flees into t he night towards the camp of the great Macedonian with Hippolyte following. Neither mother nor daughter knows what awaits them when they reach Alexander¿s camp, but the Queen prays to the Goddess that her child¿s sudden obsession means a soul awaits her. <P>QUEEN OF THE AMAZONS is an engaging historical fantasy that hooks the reader the moment the seer informs Hippolyte that her daughter has no soul. The somewhat simplistic story line never slows down gripping the audience who will keep reading to learn what happens when two amazons encounter Alexander. Will Etta obtain a soul at last, and how will Phaedra avenge her exile? With a few neat twists to the tale to add spice, sub-genre fans will appreciate Judith Tarr¿s latest tale that takes the reader back to an already successful Alexander conquering the world. <P>Harriet Klausner

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