The Firebrand Book ´ 559 pages ´ Randarenewables

Epub ✓ The Firebrand ò Marion Zimmer Bradley

Assic tale of the Trojan War reinventing larger than life figures as living people engaged in a desperate struggle that dooms both the vi This was very entertaining I enjoyed seeing the siege of Troy from the other side inside the walls and from a woman's point of view But the way Achilles was portrayed was a travesty I felt This is like a Danielle Steele type of take on the Ilad Every character served its purpose but the grandeur I craved from reading Renault or Miller wasn't at the rendez vousOver all original in its perspective but definitely not a classic for me

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The FirebrandCtors and the vanuished their fate seen through the eyes of Kassandra priestess princess and passionate woman with the spirit of a warrio Aaaand after almost a year I’m finally done with this book This book has a slow slow pace and follows Kassandra from childhood through to what happens to her after the fall of Troy spoilers Troy falls A very fascinating and fictional take on the world and characters with different systems of worship different Gods and Goddesses different styles of rule with patriarchies and matriarchies Overall an interesting and slowww read but not a particularly thrilling oneview spoilerOne thing I don’t understand In the latter half of the book Kassandra loses faith in the Gods and Goddesses but she still refuses to leave Troy despite knowing that it will fall and despite having several opportunities to leave She says she stays because the GodsGoddesses bid her stay but why would she listen to them after she loses faithJust something else I noticed the phrase “not unkindly” was used very freuently to describe voice or actions hide spoiler

Marion Zimmer Bradley ò The Firebrand Doc

The Firebrand Book ´ 559 pages ´ Randarenewables Ý 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 theBlending archaeological fact and legend the myths of the gods and the feats of heroes Marion Zimmer Bradley breathes new life into the cl I first read Marion Zimmer Bradley’s “The Firebrand” many years ago and have just finished the latest of many re reads of this epic novel of the Trojan WarAs with her famous “Mists of Avalon” which told the story of Arthur and Camelot from the perspective of the women in the story so too does The Firebrand cover this famous Bronze Age tale from the point of view of the principle females involvedMost specifically this is Kassandra daughter of King Priam of Troy and ueen Hecuba sister of Prince Hector and twin of Paris of whose death it is foretold he will bring about the downfall of the cityKassandra too grows into a prophetess but it is her misfortune to be disbelieved and considered a bird of ill omen of whom others take little noticeFor a time she goes to live and train with her kinswoman Penthesilea leader of the s of the plains and on returning to Troy a strong young woman becomes a priestess of the gold ApolloKassandra herself if fated to play a vital role in the siege of Troy but not to succumb when the city falls But what lies for her beyond the destruction of all she holds dear and the death of most of her loved ones may be even worse than death itselfI loved this novel when I first read it and on subseuent readings found it still held me fascinated by the amount of research Bradley had worked into the well known story as related by Homer in the Iliad and other later classical tales that expounded on the legend If on visiting Troy I found a site that seemed too small and confined for the bold colourful canvas of Bradley’s tale I have since revised those views as subseuent archaeological discoveries have revealed the fabled city to be much akin to the legends than was previously believedAnyone who loves historical novels specifically those of ancient history and especially those of Mary Renault will love “The Firebrand” As I said at the beginning of this review I have re read it many times and will doubtless do so againKerry Hennigan © August 2011