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Anaxandra is the only daughter of the chieftain of a small, unnamed island in the Aegean Sea. When she is just six years old, she is taken as a hostage by Nicander, king of Siphnos. She ends up being companion and friend to his crippled daughter Callisto. Six years later, Siphnos is raided by pirates, and Anaxandra is the only survivor. When Menelaus, king of Sparta, stops his fleet of ships at Siphnos to investigate, Anaxandra lies to save herself. She takes on the identity of the dead princess Callisto. Menelaus takes her home with him to his palace, where she befriends his children, in particular his daughter Hermoine and his baby son Pleis. But she is also terrified by his wife Helen, who knows the truth, that Anaxandra is not Callisto. When Helen runs off with her lover, Prince Paris of Troy, and determines to bring her two younger children along, Anaxandra disguises herself and goes in Hermoine's place, to save her friend, and protect Pleis. She manages to get herself and the baby safely to Troy -- where a great war is about to begin, and they are in more danger then ever before. In Troy Anaxandra struggles with what to do as the war begins and she is determined to continue to protect the baby as well as her hidden identity.
The review of this Book prepared by Rebecca Herman








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   ancient Greece Life of a profession:    -   king/queen/royalty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Greek

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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