The Book of Helen

The Book of Helen

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by Sherry G. Antonetti
     
 

At 65, the famous Helen of Troy finds herself in a new role, that of having no title, husband or things to do as she faces exile on the island of Rhodes. Her hoarded wealth, fabulous stories of the past, and a newly acquired servant/scribe named Pythia , should allow Helen to establish her own legacy, but there are some who won’t be courted.

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At 65, the famous Helen of Troy finds herself in a new role, that of having no title, husband or things to do as she faces exile on the island of Rhodes. Her hoarded wealth, fabulous stories of the past, and a newly acquired servant/scribe named Pythia , should allow Helen to establish her own legacy, but there are some who won’t be courted.

Helen begins to ply her legendary charm, wit and capacity to create beauty and spectacle in her new home to win the hearts of the people with great effect. But Helen rarely recognizes that as she ascends, others might resent her casual winning over of everyone. Queen Polyoxo has granted sanctuary to her childhood friend for reasons other than friendship, leaving Pythia caught in the wake of two very powerful women with very different means of conveying and maintaining authority.

Can Helen with all her treasures and stories and charisma win over everyone? Or will the need for revenge, threaten the life of the most beautiful woman in the world and those who serve her?

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148360407
Publisher:
MuseItUp Publishing
Publication date:
08/09/2013
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
984 KB

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The Book of Helen 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
energywriter More than 1 year ago
A great first book by Sherry Antonetti. This story takes us back to Helen of Sparta, Troy, Sparta again and Rhodes. Ms. Antonetti lets us see inside Helen's mind as she tries to make the best of her exile at Rhodes, using her dynamic personality to win the loyalty of many and the hatred of some. Helen talks about her loves, her fears, her dreams. The detail of her revelations gripped my soul. Helen tells us what drove her to Troy, what really happened with the Trojan Horse and so much more. At the same time we get a clear view of the people who inhabit Helen's world: Menalaeus, Paris, her children, her friends and foes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story of Helen of Troy.   The writing led me to picture ancient Greece and to better understand how vengeance is a deadly poison to a soul and a culture. The dialogue is excellent, and I found myself finishing this book at 2 AM this morning, as I could not put it down.