|In the tradition of "The Mists of Avalon" and "Sacajawea, " this masterful retelling of the Trojan War presents a glorious tale of gods, heroes, kings, seers, lovers, and enemies from an extraordinary new voice in historical fiction.|
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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.
An ancient Greek prophetess and queen, Briseis tells a shipwrecked youth the story of the Iliad.