Taking for her background and characters the epics of the Trojan War, Dorothy Johnson weaves a tale of adventure and discovery in the climax and aftermath of the great struggle for Troy.
The heroes of the Iliad and the Aeneid stride through these pages - mighty Achiller, ruthless yet magnificent; great Hector, Troy's defener; and the doomed prietess Cassandra.
But the central figure is a young grandson of King Priam who, in the company of his uncle Aeneas, forsakes the smoking city and later with his faithful slave sets out on an odyssey of his own to seek a new Troy. The search leads him throughout the length of ancient Greece to the splendid courts of Corinth and Mycanae; to the sacred altar of Apollo at Delphi; and finally to his own destiny. - from the DJ