Beauty's Daughter

The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy

By Carolyn Meyer
Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780544108622, 337pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2013

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What is it like to be the daughter of the most beautiful woman in the world?

Hermione knows . . . her mother is Helen of Troy, the famed beauty of Greek myth. Helen is not only beautiful but also impulsive, and when she falls in love with charming Prince Paris, she runs off with him to Troy, abandoning her distraught daughter. Determined to reclaim their enchanting queen, the Greek army sails for Troy. Hermione stows away in one of the thousand ships in the fleet and witnesses the start of the legendary Trojan War.
In the rough Greek encampment outside the walls of Troy, Hermione's life is far from that of a pampered princess. Meanwhile, her mother basks in luxury in the royal palace inside the city. Hermione desperately wishes for the gods and goddesses to intervene and end the brutal war and to bring her love. Will she end up with the handsome archer Orestes, or the formidable Pyrrhus, leader of a tribe of fierce warriors? And will she ever forgive her mother for bringing such chaos to her life and the lives of so many others?




About the Author
Carolyn Meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Her many award-winning novels include "Mary, Bloody Mary"--an ABA's Pick of the Lists, an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults--and "Marie, Dancing", a Book Sense Pick. She is also the author of "Cleopatra Confesses "and "Victoria Rebels". She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and you can visit her at ReadCarolyn.com.



Praise For Beauty's Daughter

Praise for Carolyn Meyer's Young Royals books:   "High drama . . . irresistible."—Booklist "Riveting."—Publishers Weekly "Masterful."—VOYA "Captivating."—SLJ

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