The Firebrand
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The Firebrand

by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Release date: 1987
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, history

VIVIDLY BLENDING THE MYTHS OF GODS WITH THE PASSIONS OF MEN AND WOMEN, MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY BRINGS US A SWEEPING, FASCINATING STORY...

KASSANDRA: Trojan priestess of Apollo, torn between her beloved Sun Lord and the ancient worship of the Earth Mother... between her sacred vows and her love for the handsome, noble Aeneas. She burned with the gift of prophecy – but a vengeful God's curse thwarted her powers...

PARIS: On the night of his birth, the Trojan Queen Hecuba dreamed of Kassandra's twin, Paris, as a torch that would set the city ablaze. Cast out in fear, he returned to Troy in the full glory of manhood – and embarked on an ill-fated mission to the Greek King Agamemnon...

HELEN: Queen of Sparta and wife of Agamemnon's brother, her ravishing beauty was a gift of the Gods – and an irresistible temptation to Paris...

AKHILLES: Driven by grief, the mighty Greek warrior was consumed by a lust for blood. But even his destruction would not save Troy from the wrath of the conquering armies...

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