City of Troy.
Troy controls the Straits and thus the shipping routes to the Black Sea. It has excellent ties with the Hittite empire, which governs a large part of Central Asia, and also with Egypt but relations with the barbarian Achaens are tense. During the reign of Priam Troy prospers...
Asia Minor, around 1.200 B.C.
Troy is at war with the Achaens. One of the surviving members of the Trojan royal family, Cassandra, is saved by Agamemnon, King of the Achaens, as they are secretly in love. Cassandra will tell Troy’s true story so that it will resound through the ages, she can’t stand the idea of her city being forgotten. Heóphila, her slavewoman, who has been a spy in the enemy camp, is also taking notes. And so we have two narrators describing their experiences from their different points of view: that of the Trojans; Priam and Hécuba (King and Queen of Troy, the parents of Cassandra the Priestess), the great Héctor, vanquished by Achilles, and his brothers including Paris who began the tragic chain of events with the abduction of Helen, wife of Menelaus and Agamemnon’s sister in law. This is countered by the perspective of the Achaen invadors: Menelaus, Agamemnon, Odysseus, Achilles and Ajax.
Cassandra is a little treasure that will sweep you far away, a hypnotic story, full of splendour, love and tragedy.