Engrossing ... Readers intimately familiar with the mythology and those new to this classic story alike will find themselves breathlessly turning the pages as Heywood unspools the tragic consequences of Helen’s actions and the horrific sacrifice Klytemnestra is forced to make. An utterly spellbinding historical yarn.
Heywood provides a look at the women behind the myth as she explores each sister’s journey to finding acceptance and peace in a turbulent world ... Recommended for fans of Madeline Miller or readers interested in Greek mythology, historical fiction, and women leading characters.
While sticklers may take issue with plot choices that stray from the famous source materials, Heywood certainly achieves the feat of giving rich interiority to women who are often treated as little more than symbols. Feminist mythmaking.