Published Apr 2023
Huntress. Warrior. Mother. Murderess. Queen.
You are born to a king, but marry a tyrant. You stand helplessly as he sacrifices your child to placate the gods. You watch him wage war on a foreign shore and comfort yourself with violent thoughts of your own.
You play the part, fooling enemies who deny you justice. Slowly, you plot.
You are Clytemnestra.
But when the husband who owns you returns in triumph, what then?
Acceptance or vengeance – infamy follows both. So you bide your time and wait, until you might force the gods’ hands and take revenge. Until you rise. For you understood something that the others don’t. If power isn’t given to you, you have to take it for yourself.
A blazing novel set in the world of Ancient Greece and told through the eyes of its greatest female protagonist, this is a thrilling tale of power and prophecies, of hatred, love, and of an unforgettable Queen who fiercely dealt out death to those who wronged her.
‘Vivid with fury, passion and strength, this is a fabulous myth retelling. A powerful, thought-provoking portrayal of a fascinating and complicated woman framed in beautiful prose. I loved it’ JENNIFER SAINT, bestselling author of ARIADNE and ELEKTRA
‘Bold and elegant, Costanza Casati’s debut bursts onto the page in flashes of light… Casati’s unflinching storytelling is irresistible.’ SARAH PRISCUS, author of GROUPIES
‘Clytemnestra’s rage, her heartbreak and her determination radiate off the page’ ELODIE HARPER, author of THE WOLF DEN
‘Ablaze with transporting moments of deep tenderness and visceral ferocity’ BUKI PAPILLON, author of AN ORDINARY WONDER