Elektra: The mesmerising story of Troy from the three women at its heart by Jennifer Saint ISBN:9781472273956

Elektra by Jennifer Saint

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**The spellbinding new retelling of the Trojan War drawn from the perspective of the fearless women at the heart of it all.**

‘The story and its characters swept me up and engulfed me, I could not put this one down’ REAL READER REVIEW

‘I was glued to it from beginning to end and could not wait to recommend to my friends afterwards.’ REAL READER REVIEW

‘Jennifer Saint has breathed new life into this myth and put her own stamp on it’ REAL READER REVIEW

‘A brilliant read’ Women & Home | ‘A spirited retelling’ Times | ‘Beautiful and absorbing’ Fabulous | ‘A vivid reimagining of Greek mythology’ Harper’s Bazaar | ‘Jennifer Saint has done an incredible job’ Red

The House of Atreus is cursed. A bloodline tainted by a generational cycle of violence and vengeance. This is the story of three women, their fates inextricably tied to this curse, and the fickle nature of men and gods.

Clytemnestra

The sister of Helen, wife of Agamemnon – her hopes of averting the curse are dashed when her sister is taken to Troy by the feckless Paris. Her husband raises a great army against them and determines to win, whatever the cost.

Cassandra

Princess of Troy, and cursed by Apollo to see the future but never to be believed when she speaks of it. She is powerless in her knowledge that the city will fall.

Elektra

The youngest daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, Elektra is horrified by the bloodletting of her kin. But can she escape the curse, or is her own destiny also bound by violence?

Praise for Jennifer Saint and ARIADNE:

‘A lyrical, insightful re-telling’ Daily Mail

‘Relevant and revelatory’ Stylist

‘Energetic and compelling’ Times

‘An illuminating read’ Woman & Home

‘A story that’s impossible to forget’ Culturefly

An exciting, lyrical new retelling of the trojan war stories from Jennifer Saint, the bestselling author of ELEKTRA (UK, Sunday Times, May 2022) and ARIADNE (UK, Sunday Times, April 2021).


About the Author: Jennifer Saint grew up reading Greek mythology and was always drawn to the untold stories hidden within the myths. She read Classical Studies at King’s College, London where she is now a Visiting Research Fellow in the Classics department. After thirteen years as a high school English teacher, she wrote Ariadne which was shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year in 2021 and was a Waterstones Book of the Month, as well as being a Sunday Times bestseller. Her second novel, Elektra, and third novel, Atalanta, were number one Sunday Times bestsellers. Her latest mesmerising mythological retelling is titled Hera.

19 Jan 2023
 

Additional information

Format

Paperback / softback

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Readership Level

General (US: Trade)

ISBN

9781472273956

Publication Date

19 Jan 2023

Elektra: The mesmerising story of Troy from the three women at its heart by Jennifer Saint ISBN 9781472273956

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