Well it is a very snowy day here in Massachusetts - and I haven't been home since Thursday - so I have no idea what the status of my actual mailbox is yet. I might have to trek out there sometime later this afternoon if/when the wind dies down! So here are the things that arrived before this Friday.
From a win of a contest at Arleigh's blog (historical-fiction.com) I won a copy of Polyxena by Herb Allenger. This is a story about the Ancient Greeks - which I am always looking for another read in this category. Here is the blurb:
Helen of Troy may have launched a thousand ships, but Polyxena stole Achilles’ heart – and was the final sacrifice in the Trojan War.
Now, Herb Allenger tells this heroine’s tale in Polyxena: A Story of Troy.
In a journey of savage battles, lost and found love, doubts and deaths, the reader becomes Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and Polyxena’s confessor.
Facing a death that her lover Achilles supposedly ordered from the grave, this youngest daughter of Priam, King of Troy, searches for meaning from her tumultuous life. The novel recounts Trojan War battles; Polyxena’s initial hatred that turned to love for Achilles, her captor; the bloody fight between the Amazons and the Greeks; and the love of Neoptolomus – Achilles’ son – that Polyxena scorned.
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.
And from Sourcebooks for review in March I received I Am The Chosen King by Helen Hollick and To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick. I'm so excited to read both of these!
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