INSIDE THE WALLS OF TROY
New York : Laureleaf
Unfortunately for Helen, she's the most beautiful woman in the world.
Not that she cares about her beauty; she'd rather be riding horses.
But lots of other people do care, especially men--it's true! Helen is so
beautiful, even though she's only twelve years old--and King Theseus steals
her away from her family. She's a treasure that's better than gold,
than horses, than goods--her father will pay anything to get her back.
And then Helen falls in love, and it's not with her husband. She
falls in love with a prince named Paris, a prince of the city Troy.
Paris is Helen's true love; together they run away to from Helen's husband's
home in Sparta, where Paris is a guest, to Paris's family's home in Troy.
Everyone loves Helen; she is beautiful, and kind, and sweet. Paris
entrusts Helen to his sister Cassandra, who is drawn to her, even though
she is afraid. Because, you see, Cassandra has a gift, or a curse--she
can see the future. And when she sees beautiful Helen together with
beautiful Paris, she sees the city of Troy in flames, dead people around
her, the Greeks slaughtering people as they stand in the street. Cassandra's
vision becomes a reality--Menelaus, Helen's husband, goes to war for her.
Helen's beauty is so powerful that men will kill in order to regain her.
Read Inside the Walls of Troy to find out the fate of the Trojan women.
(Stacy Charlesbois, Adult & Young Adult Services Librarian, email@example.com,
Farmington Community Library, Farmington, Michigan)
Helen of Troy (Greek mythology) -- Fiction.
Cassandra (Legendary character) -- Fiction.
Trojan War -- Fiction.
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