The Windswept City



The Windswept CityThe War Between The Greeks And The City Of Troy Had Been Going On For Ten Years When The Boy Asterius Slipped Outside The City Walls And Witnessed The Murder Of Palmedes In The Greek Camp His Escape Route, A Water Pipe, Was Later Used By The Great Odysseus Himself To Visit Helen, Morewhose Kidnapping By Priamm S Younger Son Paris Has Set Off The Siege Of TroyIn This Dramatic Retelling Of That Famous Story, The Events That Followed Are Seen Through The Eyes Of Asterius, Slave To The Aging And Homesick Helen Once Again Those Larger Than Life Heroes Odysseus, Hector, Achilles, Agamemnon Stride Through The Pages Of History, All Of Them, However, Including Helen, Displaying A Hint Of Humanity That Makes Their Fate All The Tragic

Henry Treece was a British poet and writer, who worked also as a teacher, and editor He is perhaps best remembered now as a historical novelist, particularly as a children s historical novelist, although he also wrote some adult historical novels.

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  • 125 pages
  • The Windswept City
  • Henry Treece
  • 20 June 2018
  • 0340104368

10 thoughts on “The Windswept City

  1. Christian West says:

    A retelling of the siege of Troy through the eyes of the young slave boy who is tasked with looking after Helen of Troy s horse This is an interesting retelling of the Troy story The slave boy seems to be given a lot of freedom to come and go at will, but apart from that the story is quite well told The illustrations by Faith Jaques are rather bland, but the inclusion of maps throughout the book, and a small historical note at the end, are wonderful.This is included in my 50 horse books to re A retelling of the siege of Troy through the eyes of the young slave boy who is tasked with looking after Helen of Troy s horse This is an interesting retelling of the Troy story The slave boy seems to be given a lot of freedom to come and go at will, but apart from that the story is quite well told The illustrations by Faith Jaques are rather bland, but the inclusion of maps throughout the book, and a small historical note at the end, are wonderful.This is included in my 50 horse books to read in 2018 because there s a picture of the horse on the cover, and the main character s job is to look after a horse

  2. Michael Fitzgerald says:

    A quick enjoyable read that gives some imagined backstory to the Trojan War described in the Iliad It probably helps to have read that in some version before approaching this I m not a fan of the Faith Jacques illustrations.

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