About the book

Polyxena: A Story of Troy

Helen of Troy may have launched a thousand ships, but Polyxena stole Achilles’ heart – and was the final sacrifice in the Trojan War.

Now, Herb Allenger tells this heroine’s tale in Polyxena: A Story of Troy.

In a journey of savage battles, lost and found love, doubts and deaths, the reader becomes Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and Polyxena’s confessor.

Facing a death that her lover Achilles supposedly ordered from the grave, this youngest daughter of Priam, King of Troy, searches for meaning from her tumultuous life. The novel recounts Trojan War battles; Polyxena’s initial hatred that turned to love for Achilles, her captor; the bloody fight between the Amazons and the Greeks; and the love of Neoptolomus – Achilles’ son – that Polyxena scorned.

In this moving story of forbidden love, a young woman who is an integral part of the romantic legacy surrounding Troy comes to a surprising and satisfying conclusion about the life she has lived.

One Response to “About the book”

  1. πολυξένη Says:

    I just found out that there is a book about Polyxena and Im excited, hope that soon we could read it in greek.

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