Today, I am pleased to share with you all my stop on the blog tour for Jennifer Saint's most recent release, Elektra, which is on sale now!
Last year, I read Jennifer Saint's debut novel Ariadne and really enjoyed it and appreciated Saint's incredible work in retelling the story of a lesser known figure in Greek myth who I feel is overlooked quite often. I was excited to see that Saint was back this year with another Greek myth retelling to dive into, this time featuring the cursed House of Atreus. The Greek tragedy "Agamemnon" by Aeschylus is one of my favorite Greek tragedies and is actually one I translated while studying Greek, so I was really looking forward to reading this retelling, especially since it was in the hands of an author I already enjoyed and respected! Below you will find some general information about the book as well as my own review, so be sure to read on and check it out. :)
Author: Jennifer Saint
Pub. Date: May 3rd, 2022
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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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.
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.
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?"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jennifer Saint is a Sunday Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, ARIADNE, was shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2021 and was a finalist in the Goodreads Choice Awards Fantasy category in 2021. Her second novel, ELEKTRA, comes out in 2022 and is another retelling of Greek mythology told in the voices of the women at the heart of the ancient legends.(from Goodreads)
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