The Firebrand

The Firebrand

Book - 1987
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Blending archaeological fact and legend, the myths of the gods and the feats of heroes, Marion Zimmer Bradley breathes new life into the classic tale of the Trojan War-reinventing larger-than-life figures as living people engaged in a desperate struggle that dooms both the victors and the vanquished, their fate seen through the eyes of Kassandra-priestess, princess, and passionate woman with the spirit of a warrior.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, c1987
ISBN: 9780451459244
0451459245
9780671641771
0671641778
Characteristics: 603 p. ; 25 cm

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blueroo276
Jun 22, 2017

Heavy on preachy feminism, but basically a decent story.

forbesrachel Apr 01, 2013

The Trojan War told from the perspective of a character whom was relatively unimportant in the myth. Kassandra is given a new lease on life by Marion Zimmer Bradley, for the book is the story of her life; this has a strong female point of view.

crankylibrarian Feb 02, 2012

"Sing, Muse of the anger of Kassandra, Priam's daughter..." Huh? Yes, that's right,this is the Trojan War told from the women's viewpoint ,particularly that of Kassandra, the priestess whose curse was to always be right, but never believed. Marion Zimmer Bradley, who pulled off a similar gender theme switch with _The Mists of Avalon_, gives the familiar story a new depth and poignancy, as well as some grrrll power energy.

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artemis_
Jul 20, 2011

Excellent feminist point of view and very creative too.
Read this book more than 5 times and still love it.

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