Troy

Troy

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by Adele Geras
     
 

ISBN-10: 0613552245

ISBN-13: 9780613552240

Pub. Date: 12/01/2003

Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval

A stunning portrait of the Trojan War as told by the women of the besieged city of Troy

The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is scarce and death is common. From the heights of Mount Olympus, the Gods keep watch. But Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is bored with the endless, dreary war. Aided by Eros's bow, the goddess sends…  See more details below

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A stunning portrait of the Trojan War as told by the women of the besieged city of Troy

The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is scarce and death is common. From the heights of Mount Olympus, the Gods keep watch. But Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, is bored with the endless, dreary war. Aided by Eros's bow, the goddess sends two sisters down a bloody path to an awful truth: In the fury of war, love strikes the deadliest blows.

Heralded by fans and critics alike, Adèle Geras breathes personality, heartbreak, and humor into this classic story.

Author Biography: AdèLe Geras is the celebrated author of many novels and stories, including The Tower Room , Watching the Roses , and Pictures of the Night . She lives in Manchester, England.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780613552240
Publisher:
Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
Publication date:
12/01/2003
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.46(w) x 7.02(h) x 1.14(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Troy 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 70 reviews.
boosterman More than 1 year ago
I really loved the book Troy. It was very captivating and exciting. I loved the action/romance. Im not the romantic type but it caught my attention and kept me wanting to read more. If you love the Trojan war this is the right book to read. Everythimg was well written and explained thorougly. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves war and a little bit of love. This was my fisrt book that i read by Adele Geras. I am going to consider reading more books by her.
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mac_allyson More than 1 year ago
When I went searching for books about the Trojan War, I had completed my first year of Latin. My teacher dedicated the entire second half of the second semester to learning about the Trojan War. At this point it was certain I was going to be going into a second year of Latin studies, but I wanted more reading on the Trojan War and immediately went searching for fiction on the subject. I wanted to see an alternate perspective that would give me further insight about what women might have dealt with during those ten years of war. Troy is a young adult novel written by Adele Geras. The summary wants you to believe that the story is about the Trojan War from the perspective of the women of Troy. When I pick up a book titled Troy, I expect to about the war from inside the gates from characters already known about, like Hecuba, Helen, Polyxena, and Cassandra. What you get is the story about two sisters, Xanthe and Marpessa, who are in two different positions, and they have but one thing outside their relation in common: Alistor, that poor kid who got fatally wounded after not even five seconds of battle! And it gets better! SPOILER ALERT There's unplanned pregnancy and do-it-yourself abortions! SPOILER ALERT The plot, on the whole, gets lost somewhere about a third into the book probably because the author lost sight of an interesting concept or the author is just clueless about the Trojan war and hopes that readers don't notice by throwing in some teenage angst because teenagers crave angsty love triangles like candy, right? While there are people out there that enjoy this book and hail it as an excellent adaptation of Homer's Iliad, why is beyond me. And why did I force myself to finish this book? Maybe it was the hope that things would somehow get better, which they never did. Why did I even bother to pick up this book in the first place? Because it was after my first year of Latin, we had covered the Trojan War second semester and it sounded like it had the potential for being an illuminating read, from the perspective of one of the female characters from the Iliad. I did not want teenage drama, which is what I got.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this novel, I think it was a pretty good book. It talked about the siege of Troy. Each morning men would go out and fight, women would stay on the walls and wait of their return of their husbands. I think this book would be more stable for young adults and not for children. Furthermore, this book describes the death of a person very detailed also this book is more mature than others. All in all, I would rate this 8 out of 10 since I was quite interested since I am interested in war and the Olympus.
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I thought this book was great. It really told about the lives of Trojan peasents; a subject that isn't really covered in history class. The only thing was that it reminded me of a soap opera. Each chapter went to a different person's messed up love life, so, like a soap opera, it was kind of hard to follow their stories. But I did think that the charcters had real personality and I got emotionally attached to each one. A warning: This book takes place near the end of the Trojan War, so I recomend this book for people who already know a great deal about the Trojan War, because the author doesn't spend much time going over the beginning of the war, only a couple flashbacks. I liked how the gods and goddesses were involved too.
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GreekCowgirl More than 1 year ago
This story has gods and goddesses sisters and one problem they both think the love the same person an wounded soldier but Aphrodite says he is only for one sister this story takes you on a journey of love and war.
TimothyLMS More than 1 year ago
As a teen i loved this book. i love it because of the wat Adele Geras words the story and encorporates the drama of war with the trickery of the gods. The wars affect on everything in their world is closely intertwined into the story. Also i was captured by the love conflict between the two sisters. I couldn't let go.
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Samiha More than 1 year ago
My friend was telling me about Troy (knowing that I love Greek mythology), and when I saw the book on the shelf, I was expecting it to be quite good. In the most part, it didn't disappoint. There were enough twists and turns to keep me occupied. But at the end, I had to think - what was the point of everything if it ended like that?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was amazing! Unlike some, I am obsessed with the war on Troy and love reading historical fiction about it. The way the author tells the story through fictional and non fictional characters is just divine. I would tell everyone to read this book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My brother and I have both read this book and found it lacking. I was more interested in the larger than life mythological figures that do not make much of an appearance and he felt there was too much romance and not enough substance 'plot'. I agreed with him on those counts as well. Even a good writer can have off moments, so I read 'Ithaka'- it had the same problems.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Troy is my favorite book! I never wanted it to end. I loved the charaters and the way every thing fit together in the book, it made me feel like i was realy there in Troy during the war!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. The way the characters' lives were weaved in with mythology was fascinating. Some descriptions were beautifaul, and I really loved the characters. I never wanted Troy to end! This novel really makes you wonder: Did the Trojan War really ever happen?
Guest More than 1 year ago
1 of the best books I've ever read.