Elektra

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What to expect

An exciting (and equally lyrical) new retelling from Jennifer Saint, the Sunday Times bestselling author of ARIADNE.

The House of Atreus is cursed. A bloodline tainted by a generational cycle of violence and vengeance. This is the story of three women, their fates inextricably tied to this curse, and the fickle nature of men and gods.

Clytemnestra
The sister of Helen, wife of Agamemnon – her hopes of averting the curse are dashed when her sister is taken to Troy by the feckless Paris. Her husband raises a great army against them, and determines to win, whatever the cost.

Cassandra
Princess of Troy, and cursed by Apollo to see the future but never to be believed when she speaks of it. She is powerless in her knowledge that the city will fall.

Elektra
The youngest daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, Elektra is horrified by the bloodletting of her kin. But, can she escape the curse, or is her own destiny also bound by violence?

Praise for Jennifer Saint and ARIADNE:

‘A lyrical, insightful re-telling’ Daily Mail

‘Relevant and revelatory’ Stylist

‘Energetic and compelling’ Times

‘An illuminating read’ Woman & Home

‘A story that’s impossible to forget’ Culturefly

(P) 2022 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critics Review

  • Elektra tells the stories of three women as each battles to forge her own destiny. Jennifer Saint explores how suffering is passed down generations in this compelling novel, told in rich and evocative prose. A truly immersive read.

    Elizabeth Lee, author of CUNNING WOMEN

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