Neomene of Ithaca, younger sister of Odysseus, reveals what Homer never knew: a woman's view of the Trojan War.
A Spartan war ship sails into Ithaca and two men arrive to demand the fulfilment of an oath. When her brother Odysseus joins the Greek alliance against Troy, fourteen-year-old Neomene is thrust into a world she knows little about.
Amid the secrecy and plots, Neomene befriends the women who are forced to survive alongside warriors such as Achilles, Ajax and Agamemnon. But as the war drags on and many heroes die, she'll need to face dangers vastly different from the battles on the Trojan Plain.
Readers not familiar with the tales of Troy will find it 's a lively story in its own right, and also an exciting introduction to Mycenaean culture, the Greek myths and the characters and events of the Trojan War. For those who already know Homer's version, read on to discover the heroes as you've never seen them before.
It all starts on the island of Ithaca...
Completed 170, 000 words. I am thinking of dividing this into two books, the first about 80,000 words in length (ending at Chapter 34) and the second 90, 000 words.