Saturday, March 3, 2012

Helen's Daughter by Laura Gill


Typically these types of historical renditions focus on main characters in history.  This was a little outside of that in that it focuses on the daughter of Helena of Troy and how she perceived the events that her mother was so famous for.  As the story unfolded it gave me insight into the types of these events and the fact that people outside of the main happenings of that time were oblivious to what was really going on.   I guess what really hit me was the fact that now when events happen in one part of the world, we know about it in seconds but back then it was months and sometimes even years before people realize events had transpired that put them under a different leadership.

I really enjoyed this story.  It set the period perfectly, gave depth to characters that never even got noticed and led to understanding of a way of life that is beyond what we have today. 

I do have to say, however, that I would have liked to have had more interaction between the main characters and the rest of the world.  I don’t feel that there was as much emphasis placed on the history taking place even from where she was so isolated, as people should have been aware of.   It was a good story, however and I recommend it.


Reviewed by Sue Owen

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