Allow me to set the scene. One day, Em and I were talking about our upcoming books and she said, “Savannah, I think you would love Daughter of Sparta.” So, with as little information as possible, I went into this book because I wanted to be surprised. Well, I was expecting a strong female led retelling of Greek mythology. What I also got was a thrill ride and a new book boyfriend and an ending that SHATTERED MY SOUL. Ever since, I have been yearning for the sequel. Well, the time is nearly upon us. Sort of. I may not have Blood of Troy for you, but I do have its cover and when I tell you it is everything you could want from a book about a Spartan lady warrior, I do not lie! Now feast your eyes and gird your heart!
The sequel to Daughter of Sparta thrusts warrior Daphne and her love interest, the Olympian god Apollo, into the middle of the Trojan War in an epic YA fantasy reimagining of Greek mythology.
A year after saving the powers of Olympus by defeating Nyx, the Goddess of Darkness, Daphne is haunted by still-looming threats, her complicated feelings for the god Apollo, and the promise she made to the Olympian gods that she would help them again when they called upon her. When their command finally comes, it is deceptively simple: secure herself a spot as one of Queen Helen’s guards.
A war is coming, and all of Sparta must be prepared.
In the midst of a treaty summit among the monarchs of Greece, Daphne and Helen uncover a plot of betrayal—and soon, a battle begins that leads to all-out war. As the kingdoms of Greece clash on the shores of Troy and the gods choose sides, Daphne must use her wits, her training, and her precarious relationship with Apollo to find a way to keep her queen safe, stop the war, and uncover the true reason the gods led her to Troy. But the gods are keeping more than one secret, and Daphne will be forced to decide how far she is willing to go to save those she loves—and whose side she’s on in a war that is prophesized to be the downfall of her people.
About the Author
Claire M. Andrews was raised in both Alaska and Scotland, but currently lives in Vermont; when not writing, she can usually be found outside swimming, skiing or hiking across the state’s famous green mountains. Daughter of Sparta is her debut novel.