Imagine Helen an unwilling captive of Paris. Goes against just about everything we've read about the Trojan War.
Well, this book gives a unique perspective of the war. We hear Helen's point of view. Not just the war, but her life leading up to and after the war.
I've always imagined Helen to be a somewhat empty headed, silly individual. This book portrays her as a capable, strong woman who helps her countrymen every way she can.
The author, Michael Lally, must have done an immense amount of research before writing this book. He's managed to portray many of the characters exactly as I imagined them to be, ie: Agammemnon, Clytemnestra, Hector. All of the favorites from Homer's epic are here. Some are not so likable.
I found this be a very enjoyable book. 4/5 stars