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The Windswept City Henry Treece

The Windswept City

Henry Treece

Published May 1970
ISBN : 9780340104361
125 pages
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The 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 greatMoreThe 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, More...whose kidnapping by Priamms younger son Paris has set off the siege of Troy.In 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 more tragic.