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Menelaus Reclaims Helen as Troy Falls

December 28, 2015

As Polyxena describes the scene: Menelaus strode up to Helen bent on avenging the injury and humiliation she caused him. He raised his sword -did I misjudge him?- and for an instant there I thought he might indeed kill her. But then she looked at him, tears streaming from her face, and if ever there was a sight to melt a man’s heart, it was that of Helen in grief, peering into his eyes, her lovely face it its pitiful best, amplifying her suffering. He paused in his observation and then sheathed his sword. Helen’s future was secure.

A Powerful Personality

September 19, 2015

Achilles absent was Achilles still.  -Homer, The Iliad

Zephyrus

August 31, 2015

Zephyrus -named for the West Wind- was the horse given to Polyxena by Antiope, the Amazon commander. She rode him throughout her stay with the Amazons and on her return trip to Troy and often relates her joy over this..

At one time:  I was on Zephyrus -what a horse! He so easily responded to my commands that I could have led him without uttering a single word, just by small motions of my hand or body.

Another time:  I was never more happy to see Zephyrus than when Antiope brought him to me, and I felt absolutely certain the stallion regarded me in the same way, for he truly responded wonderfully to my control of his reins, its familiarity being received with utmost contentment.

On Antiope, the Amazon Commander

August 3, 2015

Antiope is one of the more fascinating characters in my novel. She is a true blue Amazon in her absolute loathing of the male gender. Yet I made her into a stunningly beautiful woman. Even Helen would have found serious competition in her, Polyxena tells us. I did this so the men reading the book would deplore their loss -while still being drawn to this intriguing individual. I had fun with her.

The Reader is Aphrodite

July 6, 2015

        To you, Immortal Goddess, I reveal my thoughts. ..Even as I recollect the events shaping my present condition, I am struck by the strangeness of it all, for rarely can it be said that happenstances so beyond my control were to affect my personal being in such a detrimental way. -Polyxena

Initial Impressions

June 24, 2015

        He had flaming red hair, such as rarely seen.  -Polyxena on first seeing her nemesis, Neoptolemus, son of Achilles. 

My Other Epic

June 23, 2015

Two women compete for the affection of the Aztec empire’s greatest warlord.

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On the Amazon Commander, Antiope

May 20, 2015

She was a strikingly beautiful woman -even Helen would have found serious competition in her- and had an aura of authoritativeness about her that made it obvious she was in charge.   Polyxena on first seeing Antiope, her love before meeting Achilles.

Neoptolemus Slays Polyxena

February 29, 2012