Monday, June 17, 2024
Book NewsH. Allenger: Highlights

Polyxena by H. Allenger is now up for grabs from our bookstore

Author Reputation Press has just released a new book by H. Allenger titled Polyxena, an action-adventure mythological fiction set in Troy, the setting of the Trojan War described in Homer’s epic the Iliad.

Polyxena tells the story of its eponymous heroine who faces death after having rejected the advances of her captor since the fall of Troy. The daughter of King Priam, Polyxena relates her thoughts to Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess she holds responsible for having orchestrated her fate, to find solace and overcome her fear of death.

She recounts how she was sent to the Amazons to call for aid in their war against the Greeks. She then becomes a captive of Achilles when he defeats the Trojan warriors and the two found romance with each other. After returning to Troy, she tries to keep their forbidden love a secret but, through treachery, her brothers learn of it, leading to a tragic outcome for them both. As she tries to make sense of it all, Polyxena’s introspection leads her to surprising conclusion about the life she has lived.

The book also recently received critical acclaim from the Hollywood Book Reviews. Tara Mcnabb quips:

“Serious in tone, the descriptions of daily life in the classical world are both sumptuous and vivid, especially when it comes to the grand splendor of the Amazonian Palace. And because the pace moves along steadily there’s no time for dullness; every chapter efficiently builds on the next. What you’re left with is an entertaining and exotic read that pulls the heartstrings.”

The book ships in both digital and paperback versions, priced at $3.99 and $15.99, respectively. It can be purchased now via our online bookstore. Over the next two weeks, Polyxena will also go live on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Nancy Atkinson

Nancy always keeps an eye for new book releases.

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