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The story set up begins a little slow but picks up pace as the tale evolves.
Scary as it was the truth the suitors were there for one reason and they were driven by the sole ambition of the lust for a crown.
Her characters are complex and well developed, her descriptions of life in ancient Ithaca and Troy are vivid and compelling.
This novel takes a different perspective on the Odysseus myth by telling the story from the point of view of the daughter, Xanthe, born after Odysseus has left for war. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Michelle Boytim
Though the first section of the book dealing with Xanthe's childhood is slow, lacking in dramatic drive, the book picks up with Book II. Read morePublished 8 months ago by CA Book Lover
What if Penelope the wife of Odysseus aka Ulysses from Homer's epic The Odyssey also had a daughter that was born after her father left to fight in the Trojan war? Read morePublished 9 months ago by E. B. MULLIGAN
You may know the story of Odysseus and the Trojan War, but do you know about his pregnant teenage bride, Penelope, and 1 year old son that he left behind for 10 years. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Lynn Strain
Great story! Wonderful to have a back door look at the Odussey. The character development really enriches the story and draws us close to characters that previously just seemed... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mariana Beecher
Corona weaves a masterful story. The book is written from a feminist perspective, adding a refreshing twist with which readers can connect and empathize. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Heidib
I confess: I'm a junky for books that retell the story of the Trojan War, the Odyssey, and/or Helen of Troy. My favorites? Read morePublished 23 months ago by Smoky Zeidel
I chose this rating because it's ok as a read for anyone who does not know any of the (various) original versions of Penelope and her husband Odysseus. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Maria Cebotari
Penelope's Daughter takes place at the time of the Trojan War yet the book sounds surprisingly modern. Ms. Corona pens a spellbinding story about the women who are left behind. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Dina