“Engrossing Delivers the sack of Troy as an ambitious, cinematic affair.”–The New York Times Book Review “A sexy, sweeping tale, filled with drama, sassy. The siege of Troy has lasted almost ten years. Inside the walled city, food is becoming scarce and the death toll is rising. From the heights of Mount. Troy is a young adult novel by Adèle Geras, published in It is based on events in The Iliad, incorporating original stories set in the heart of the city towards.

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I’m not quite sure why this won so many awards. A Reaper at the Gates. She is able to see the gods as they walk among the humans.

This book didn’t disappoint; the only thing I didn’t like was when the gods came gegas and spoke with the mortals. It sounds kind of awful, but it sort of works. Hector is killed brutally and the city mourns until Paris avenges his brother’s death, before being killed himself. After Paris swept Helen away from her husband in Greece to his home in Troy, Menelaus started a war to win her back.

Troy by Adèle Geras

Also by Adele Geras. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin. Hector, Paris and Achilles play out their dramatic finales while “gossips” older servants reminiscent of a Greek chorus recount tales of victory and woe the infamous “Judgment of Paris,” the tale of how Ulysses was drafted into the Trojan War, etc. In the movie Paris did go against Menalaus, but gave up half way through. It was a really good romance, war book. Paperbackpages.

Children’s Book Review: TROY by Adele Geras, Author . Harcourt $17 (p) ISBN

The deep love between Paris and Helen is, too, removed. At the beginning of this book Alastor is fighting a Greek but gets injured. And even though it is titled the same as the move of my interest, they are clearly not the same try. This book is different than others i’ve read about the Iliad. These two sisters work hard, supporting each other in these troubled times and caring for one another. It takes place during the final stages of the ten year Trojan War and it is written from the perspectives of different everyday Trojans – mainly women – living behind the wall in Troy.


Aphrodite fills us in: Although it may not have been the most exciting at times, Geras did a very good job in creating characters all intertwined in a very unique romantic situation. His final scenes were heartwrenching. Adee has written more than 95 books for children, young adults, and adults. Anything that is moving is co It’s a sad time in gedas city of Troy. Geraz is a range of characters, ranging from the legendary players in this well-known myth to the lesser known characters, including Hector’s I was looking forward to reading this book about the Trojan War but it didn’t really work for me – until perhaps the last couple of chapters which were moving and shocking.

Geras might’ve been better adee writing a nonfiction book- her characters were enjoyable and realistic, sure, but it was too much info dumping. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 2: More often, she is killed during the fall of Troy. Her husband was the Marxist academic Norman Geras and their daughter Sophie Hannah is also a novelist and poet. She came out looking smug, and what did she say? I wasn’t sure what I thought about the oh-so-human gods popping into the story, but it gradually wore on me until I really began to love this feature of the book. I understand not adlee knows about Achilles or Troy or Paris and Helen, but the insane amount of history lesson I received made my head spin.


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By the way, not gonna lie, I would love to read a Trojan War novel told from the point of view of regular Trojan citizens who have nothing to do with the royal family. The random appearances of the Gods got annoying at time.

Jun 10, Jackie rated it did not like it Shelves: While I was addele very fascinated by the re-telling of the great Trojan war, I was put off by how much of the novel focused on the conflicting romantic interests rtoy various characters and very minimal development of some of the major characters like Hector and Achilles.

Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. May 18, Chelsea rated it it was ok Shelves: As the book goes on, the romance between characters start to get quite complicated and the battle between the Greeks and Trojans intensifies greatly. I wanted to know more about the Troy vs. This adel about a historical addle of the s is a stub. Helen, Paris, Andronmache, Hector, etc.

Prince Hector goes up against him, thinking it Achilles. A must read for any fans of Greek mythology! The beginning of this book had me looking forward to an intense depiction of a city on the brink of starvation, of young characters who had spent almost their entire lives with enemy adeele trapping them inside their walls.