Saturday, June 25, 2016

By Helen's Hand: a new twist on a classic story

By Helen’s Hand by Amalia Carosella is the second book in the Helen of Sparta series. The series is a retelling of the famous story of Helen of Troy and the Trojan War. The story opens with Paris dreaming of glory, the protector of men. The reader first sees Helen as she reaches the home of her sister, Clytemnestra, and her husband, Agamemnon. Her husband, Theseus, is missing and Helen is afraid for her life as Menelaus seeks to gain, what he feels is rightfully his, Helen. Under the protection of her brothers, Pollux and Castor, Helen soon returns safely to her beloved Sparta where she must find her husband before it’s too late. For she dreams of war, pain and death. Will she be able to find her husband? Can she stop the tides of war?

As I had not read the first book in this series, I found By Helen’s Hand very confusing. I didn’t realize that this book was second in a series and it’s obvious that the book picks up immediately when the first left off. So these books must be read in order. However, I like that Ms. Carosella takes a classic story and weaves drama and mystery with a modern flair. The who’s who of Greek mythology are featured in this story. If you enjoy Greek mythology and classic stories with a new twist, I recommend this series. However, make sure to start with book 1, Helen of Sparta.

The Helen of Sparta series
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And Audiobook for $9.99