Elektra (Hardback)
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Elektra (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 28/04/2022
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The author of Ariadne returns with another spellbinding reimagining of Greek myth, this time focused on the origins of the Trojan War and the dreadful curse blighting the House of Atreus.  

An exciting, lyrical new retelling of the trojan war stories from Jennifer Saint, the bestselling author of ELEKTRA (UK, Sunday Times, May 2022) and ARIADNE (UK, Sunday Times, April 2021).

'A brilliant read' Women & Home | 'A spirited retelling' Times | 'Beautiful and absorbing' Fabulous | 'A vivid reimagining of Greek mythology' Harpers Bazaar | 'Jennifer Saint has done an incredible job' Red

The House of Atreus is cursed. A bloodline tainted by a generational cycle of violence and vengeance. This is the story of three women, their fates inextricably tied to this curse, and the fickle nature of men and gods.

Clytemnestra
The sister of Helen, wife of Agamemnon - her hopes of averting the curse are dashed when her sister is taken to Troy by the feckless Paris. Her husband raises a great army against them and determines to win, whatever the cost.

Cassandra
Princess of Troy, and cursed by Apollo to see the future but never to be believed when she speaks of it. She is powerless in her knowledge that the city will fall.

Elektra
The youngest daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, Elektra is horrified by the bloodletting of her kin. But can she escape the curse, or is her own destiny also bound by violence?

Praise for Jennifer Saint and ARIADNE:

'A lyrical, insightful re-telling' Daily Mail

'Relevant and revelatory' Stylist

'Energetic and compelling' Times

'An illuminating read' Woman & Home

'A story that's impossible to forget' Culturefly

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472273918
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 238 x 156 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Elektra tells the stories of three women as each battles to forge her own destiny. Jennifer Saint explores how suffering is passed down generations in this compelling novel, told in rich and evocative prose. A truly immersive read. * Elizabeth Lee, author of CUNNING WOMEN *
CLASSICAL HEROINES: Jennifer Saint and Elodie Harper

CLASSICAL HEROINES: Jennifer Saint and Elodie Harper

Canterbury - Rose Lane
Thursday 9th June 18:30

Jennifer Saint, who read Classics at Kings, London and wrote the international bestseller Ariadne, on Elektra, her spellbinding reimagining of Greek mythology’s infamous heroine .In The House with the Golden Door Elodie Harper continues the gripping story of Pompeii courtesan Amara which began with her acclaimed Wolf Den.

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“A triumph!”

The House of Atreus. Mighty. Powerful. Smart. Cursed.
A bloodline long-tainted by the damning cycle of generational violence and vengeance tarnishes this House.
Clytemnestra, the sister of the much-loved and revered... More

“Sensational retelling - even better than Ariadne!”

I loved Ariadne but this is even better: a passionate, heartbreaking retelling of some of the most famous women in Greek mythology.

It’s hard to convey everything I loved about this book, because it really is... More

Hardback edition
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“Poignant, if underwhelming”

Jennifer Saint’s retelling of the Trojan war is exactly that: a retelling. Despite adopting an interesting viewpoint through the eyes of Clytemnestra, Cassandra, and Elektra, much of the novel’s events are skimmed... More

Hardback edition
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