Thursday, February 12, 2009

Stealing Athena by Karen Essex

Very interesting story. Switches back between the late 1700's and early 1800's with regards to the Lord and Lady Elgin's attempt in acquiring all of the ruins left in Greece. Throughout the story it flashes back to the years of the 30 day truce with Sparta with Pericles and his courtesan. Their unconventional lives, attempts at funding for the great Parthenon and it does a great job of interweaving the stories from Aspasia's life (Pericles' courtesan) and Lady Elgin and how some plights of women have not changed. Delves a lot into Greek mythology also.

4 stars out of 5

3 comments:

Karen Essex said...

Thanks so much for your praise for Stealing Athena! It's always a delight to hear that a reader found the story so interesting. Please visit my website and sign up for my newsletter. I've posted lots of additional content for the book that you may find interesting.

Karen Essex

diamondgirl said...

Thank you for taking time to comment on my blog! I have just requested all of your other books from the library. I am always glad to kind a new great author I enjoy. This was the first time I had heard of the Elgin marbles and now I am fascinated! Thank you again and I am heading to your website now!

Karen Essex said...

I don't know if you're on my mailing list, but I've just begun a big blog project to chronicle my adventures researching and writing my next novel. Please check it out at www.karenessex.com. I would appreciate it if you would spread the word to other book bloggers. I think it'll be fun for readers and aspiring writers to follow my journey as I write the next book.

Karen Essex