A NovelBook - 1987
Marion Zimmer Bradley, the New York Times bestselling author who reimagined the legend of King Arthur and Camelot in The Mists of Avalon , delivers another alternate vision of classical myth with The Firebrand - a tale of the Trojan War.
Born of noble blood, Kassandra is destined for a greater life than that of a Trojan princess. Even before her mother sends her to live among the Amazons, Kassandra is chosen by the Sun God, Apollo, as his priestess-and has the gift of foresight bestowed upon her.
She has foreseen the destruction of Troy-a great war between Akhaians and Trojans and the wrath of the gods upon them all. But on one believes Kassandra's prophecies . . . or heeds her warnings about the woman known as Helen of Troy.
'A grand story in the storyteller tradition of old.'
'Bradley animates . . . the conflicts between a culture that reveres the strength of women and one that makes them mere consorts of powerful men.'
- Publishers Weekly