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
The view of a book addict:
The book is really beautiful written. You get to see the last year of Polyxena, the story starts with the last day of her life. She then tells her story of her life, what happened to troy and her family. She is a royal princess at the time Troy is at war with Greece.
A lot of the well known names can be found in this book. Think about Paris and Helen, Achilles and many more. The story really tells you how Polyxena feels about everything that’s happening in her life. From the dead of het family member to her forbidden love. It’s a wonderul read if you love the story of Troy!
The verdict of a book addict:
The book is beautiful, although I have to say I’m more of a action kind of girl. I loved the forbidden love part and the ending was heartbreaking. This book is for everyone that loves historical fiction and the greek tragedies.