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Author NewsH. Allenger: Highlights

Readers can relate to H. Allenger’s “Polyxena” in terms of the struggles they experience every day

Polyxena by H. Allenger is a gripping mythology-inspired novel that will surely take readers back in time. More importantly, readers can relate to the heroine’s struggles as she faces her fate after her brothers were killed during the fall of Troy.

A princess of Troy and the daughter of King Priam, Polyxena is then chosen as Neoptolemus’s love interest. Things have been hard for the royal family of Troy and King Priam sends Polyxena to enlist the aid of the Amazons in battling the Greeks.

During her stay with the Amazons, she learns to adapt to their customs and falls in love with Antiope, a chief commander in the Amazon army, and even takes part in their battle. After the Amazon warriors were defeated by the Greeks, Achilles escorts Polyxena back to Troy. However, the two now fall in love with each other and Polyxena struggles to hide it from everyone especially her family. In a tragic turn of events, Achilles is killed at the behest of her brother and servant.

Eventually, Troy falls at the hands of the Greeks and Polyxena must be sacrificed to Neoptolemus. For many readers, the book reminds them of how it is to feel pain and be human.

Jay Hogarth

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