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Briseis' world is shattered when her hometown is sacked thanks its proximity to Troy at the height of the ancient war. The great Achaean warrior Achilleus kills her husband and takes her as a captive slave, and her loyal heart fills with the desire for revenge. Beautiful yet embittered, Briseis soon struggles with feelings for the brave and noble Achilleus, but finds herself a pawn as he battles his ruthless king, Agamemnon. Briseis, pushed and pulled between a man she loves and another she loathes, realizes she must find a way to escape the bonds of slavery and the horrors of war to control her own destiny. Even in the midst of slaughter, when all seems hopeless and the bravest warriors fall, she must discover her courage and reclaim her life.
Douglas adds emotional heft to the bare bones of a foundational work of Western literature. A carefully crafted tale that offers a fresh, woman-centered reevaluation of an ancient story. - Kirkus Reviews
Elena Douglas has enjoyed a long career teaching middle school and junior high English. She has completed three historical novels, all based on ancient history and legend, and has also written a memoir. She lives with her family in Berkeley, California.