POLYXENA: A STORY OF TROY

H. ALLENGER

  • Pub. Date: July 2009
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • ISBN-13: 9781440154706
  • ISBN: 1440154708

From the Publisher

After Troy falls, Neoptolemus claims Polyxena as his prize, but she rejects his advances. In a fit of rage, Neoptolemus contrives a story that dooms the ill-fated Polyxena. She knows what she must do to survive, but she cannot change her destiny.

Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam of Troy, knows her misfortune has been to have Neoptolemus fall in love with her. As she prepares to die at the commemoration rites for Neoptolemus’s father, Polyxena reflects over her past year, relating her thoughts to Aphrodite, the Goddess she believes is responsible for orchestrating the events that have beset her. As she tries to make sense of it all, Polyxena converses with all the well-known personages associated with the Trojan myth-Achilles, Agamemnon, Cassandra, Helen, and many others-while seeking solace in the hope that her existence has not been futile.

In this moving story of forbidden love, a young woman who is an integral part of the romantic legacy surrounding Troy comes to a surprising and satisfying conclusion about the life she has lived.

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!!

MY THOUGHTS:

POLYXENA by H. Allenger is an amazing historical romance set in long ago Troy. It is well written with history,depth,and details.It is written in first person as Polyxena reflects on her life and her upcoming death. This is the story of Polyxena, the daughter of King Priam of Troy,She knows her destiny and that her fate lies in the hands of Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles,who she once loved,but she continues to reject Neoptolemus’ advances. Now she must face his betrayal and be sacrificed,for Neoptolemus made up lies to have her sacrificed, so know other man could never have her if he couldn’t no one would. This story has forbidden love,fierce battles, hope, the destruction of Troy, Greeks, Amazon warriors, tragedy,betrayal, lost love, adventure, romance, mythological heroes and staying true to oneself even during times of hardship. While this is a sad story it also shows the strength of “the Trojan women” during times of up heaval and tragedy. If you enjoy history,the Trojan war and a great read this is the book for you. This book was received from the publisher and details can be found at iUniverse.

 

RATING: 4.5

 REVIEWED BY: April Renn

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