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Daughter of Troy: A Magnificent Saga of Courage, Betrayal, Devotion, and… (original 1998; edition 2002)

by Sarah B. Franklin

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Title:Daughter of Troy: A Magnificent Saga of Courage, Betrayal, Devotion, and Destiny
Authors:Sarah B. Franklin
Info:HarperTorch (2002), Mass Market Paperback, 544 pages
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I liked this! I love the movie Troy and this goes right along with it. I like that it was told from Briseis's point of view and that you got to know where she came from and what happened to her after Achilles. ( )
  Tabatha014 | Mar 31, 2016 |
Hilariously bad. I'd give it one star but the giggling and snorting I did while reading this earns it another star. The parsnip/cucumber reference to the male anatomy had me rolling. ( )
  sweetzombieducky | Nov 28, 2015 |
There seemed something a little off in this book. The tone, language, whatever. Let's start with the title. Briseis was daughter of Lyrnessos, not Troy. And using "Megaron" to mean palace - it's an archaeological term, and means something like "big room". There were other things that seemed odd, historically unjustified, giving the name of a goddess to a slave girl, for example. I guess she needed something greek-sounding.I did enjoy the first sections, Briseis growing up in Lyrnessos, her brothers, the bath attendant scenes. The author did do some research, which made the lapses more annoying.. But after Bienor was killed I lost interest. ( )
  krisiti | Jul 1, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0380818302, Mass Market Paperback)

The rightful-born queen of Lyrnessos, Briseis watched helplessly from the battlements as her husband and brothers were crushed by the invincible army of King Agamemnon. Taken into slavery, the proud, beautiful seer became the prize of Prince Achilles, the conquering Greeks' mightiest hero. But passion forged chains stronger than any iron, binding the hearts of captive and captor with a love that knew no equal, and when Troy fell, great Achilles promised his beloved Briseis would reign at his side as queen of Thessaly. Yet the jealousy of a ruthless king and the whims of the capricious deities would deny the lovers their happiness. As the flames of war rose higher around them, the prophetess vowed to save the beloved warrior for whom her dark gift foretold doom -- even if it meant defying the gods themselves.

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Two heroes of ancient Greece fight over a beautiful widow during the Trojan War. She is Queen Briseis, enslaved by Prince Achilles after he conquered her kingdom, killing her husband, but King Agamemnon also covets her. Fortunately for Achilles she has fallen in love with him. A debut in fiction.… (more)

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