The Delphic Women Have Returned
Kerry Greenwood’s ambitious retelling of the lives of three legendary women of the ancient world is a captivating tour de force.
The Delphic Women trilogy not only brings Medea, Cassandra and Electra to vibrant life but reclaims them from the sidelines of history’s greatest epics.
Lovers of classical antiquity, myth and legend –
and fans of Madeline Miller’s Circe and Song of Achilles,
and Pat Barker’s Silence of the Girls and The Women of Troy
– will revel in the worlds already created by one of Australia’s
most beloved mystery writers.
Kerry Greenwood – historian, crime writer, lawyer – was astonished to discover just how much of the legend of Medea had been rewritten to obscure the blood guilt of an entire town; and how a terrible truth was buried in the lie that led to Medea’s very name becoming a byword for infamy.
Kerry set out to retrieve Medea – princess, sorceress and wife of the Argonaut Jason – from the trough of patriarchal history. Her Medea is an exhilarating, beautiful, and utterly believable story.
She then turned her sights on Cassandra, the Trojan princess, blessed by Apollo with the gift of prophecy then cursed, by him, never to be believed; and Electra, the Mycenean princess, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, sister of the doomed Iphigenia and the cursed Orestes.
The Delphic Women trilogy re-imagines the legends by shining a light on the women of the Age of Heroes.
It is a trilogy of love, lust, friendship, bravery, cowardice, betrayal and murder set in a time of sorcery, legendary ships, mythical creatures, and the often-cruel games of the gods.
Clan Destine Press is proud to re-release The Delphic Women trilogy by Kerry Greenwood.