The Firebrand

The Firebrand

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by Marion Zimmer Bradley
     
 

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Blending archaeological fact and legend, the myths of the gods and the feats of heroes, Marion Zimmer Bradley breathes new life into the classic tale of the Trojan War-reinventing larger-than-life figures as living people engaged in a desperate struggle that dooms both the victors and the vanquished, their fate seen through the eyes of Kassandra-priestess, princess,… See more details below

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Blending archaeological fact and legend, the myths of the gods and the feats of heroes, Marion Zimmer Bradley breathes new life into the classic tale of the Trojan War-reinventing larger-than-life figures as living people engaged in a desperate struggle that dooms both the victors and the vanquished, their fate seen through the eyes of Kassandra-priestess, princess, and passionate woman with the spirit of a warrior.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The author of The Mists of Avalon here "vividly recounts'' the Trojan War. "Although these mythic figures stumble through some petty, rather too modern dialogue,'' PW found that "Bradley animates . . . the conflicts between a culture that reveres the strength of women and one that makes them mere consorts of powerful men.''
Library Journal
Bradley ( The Mists of Avalon ) has combined several legends about the fall of Troy in this novel, told from the point of view of Kassandra, daughter of King Priam. After receiving the gift of prophecy from the god Apollo and then rejecting him, she was cursed when he decreed that her vision would be taken as dreams or the ravings of a madwoman. Some basic knowledge of Greek mythology would be helpful to the reader in keeping the various gods and their relationships straight. She makes a strong statement about the desirability of women having control of their own destinies and about the cruelties men inflict upon them. Literary Guild featured alternate. Andrea Lee Shuey, Dallas P.L.
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"Bradley animates...the conflicts between a culture that reveres the strength of women and one that makes them mere consorts of powerful men." -Publishers Weekly

"[Bradley] makes a strong statement about the desirability of women having control of their destinies and about the cruelties men inflict upon them." -Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101028889
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/07/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
212,427
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Jean M. Auel
One of her best...Marion Zimmer Bradley has brought classical Greece to life.
From the Publisher
"Bradley animates...the conflicts between a culture that reveres the strength of women and one that makes them mere consorts of powerful men." -Publishers Weekly

"[Bradley] makes a strong statement about the desirability of women having control of their destinies and about the cruelties men inflict upon them." -Library Journal

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