This is a riveting tale of a fiercely independent woman who is nothing like the Helen you think you know from Homer or the latest Hollywood blockbuster. In this retelling by extremely talented novelist Amalia Carosella, Helen refuses to be the pawn of men and the plaything of gods. Instead, she takes matters into her own hands to save her beloved city. Long before her face launched a thousand ships, long before she fled to Troy, this Helen fought desperately to stop the war for which history would forever blame her.
When I asked Amalia how she came to write this book, she said, “I wanted to give Helen the opportunity for something better: a chance to take control of her fate. Because after more than 2,500 years of texts in which she’s been pushed around by men and gods, I think she’s earned it.”
So do I.
- Jodi Warshaw, Editor