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Orestes: The Young Lion

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Orestes: The Young Lion

Post by lauragill » Mon July 11th, 2011, 8:05 pm

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The Trojan War leaves Orestes, the prince of Mycenae, a spiritual orphan. He cannot remember his father Agamemnon, who leads the Achaean forces against Troy, and who seems to value glory and conquest above even the lives of his own children. And he is estranged from his mother Clytaemnestra, who never wanted him, and who, mad with grief over her murdered daughter, takes as her lover a rival kinsman who threatens to tear the royal family of Mycenae apart.

When the war ends, and the unthinkable happens, Orestes must flee for his life. As an exile far from home, can he survive long enough to grow to manhood and reclaim his birthright?

This is the first novel in a trilogy about Orestes, son of Agamemnon, and the last great High King of Mycenae.

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon July 11th, 2011, 9:59 pm

I love the cover. Very cool. The story sounds good too. Best of luck with it.

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Post by SGM » Mon July 11th, 2011, 10:12 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]I love the cover. Very cool. The story sounds good too. Best of luck with it.[/quote]

Ah, interesting setting. I seem to remember reading the Orestia for O' Level and enjoying it -- and Mourning Becomes Electra when I was rather older.
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Post by fljustice » Tue July 12th, 2011, 6:05 pm

Very interesting time period. Best of luck with it!
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Post by Judith Starkston » Thu July 14th, 2011, 10:04 pm

This looks like a great book. I'll definitely add it to my TBR list. I like your understanding of Clytemnestra. Orestes's life is a smart entrance into the Mycenaean world with great potential for character development. I've been working on a book about Briseis, so I've been thinking about this same period myself. I look forward to reading your book.
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Post by lauragill » Thu July 14th, 2011, 11:04 pm

[quote=""Judith Starkston""]This looks like a great book. I'll definitely add it to my TBR list. I like your understanding of Clytemnestra. Orestes's life is a smart entrance into the Mycenaean world with great potential for character development. I've been working on a book about Briseis, so I've been thinking about this same period myself. I look forward to reading your book.[/quote]

Thank you. I think you will enjoy it. I am working on the second book in the trilogy now.

Briseis appears in my unpublished novel Helen's Daughter, which is a companion novel to the Orestes trilogy, and is about Hermione.
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