The Song of Troy

The Song of Troy

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By (author) Colleen McCullough

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  • Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Paperback | 496 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 36mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 140911855X
  • ISBN 13: 9781409118558
  • Illustrations note: map
  • Sales rank: 105,040

Product description

The tale of the Trojan War brilliantly retold by the bestselling author of THE THORN BIRDS. The tragic and terrible drama of the war between Greeks and Trojans, the long siege of Troy, and the impact of one woman's beauty on the fate of two nations, is played out again in this dazzling novel based on Homer's ILIAD. Meet enchanting Helen, who we first encounter as a spoiled teenager and whose passion for the handsome, reckless Paris leads to the betrayal of her husband, King Menelaus, and the fall of the House of Troy. Powerful King Agamemnon with his terrifyingly ambitious wife Klytemnestra and his soothsaying mistress Kassandra. Odysseus, doomed to wander the Aegean for twenty long years; brave Achilles, who is haunted by the mad shade of his mother; the heroes Hektor and Ajax, and many more.

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Colleen McCullough is a neuroscientist by training, but best known for her many works of fiction. She and Sir Roden Cutler have been designated two of Australia's one hundred Living National Treasures. She lives in Norfolk Island with her husband, Ric Robinson.