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By Helen's Hand

Helen of Sparta, Book 2
Written by: Amalia Carosella
Narrated by: Lauren Ezzo
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins

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With divine beauty comes dangerous power.

Helen believed she could escape her destiny and save her people from utter destruction. After defying her family and betraying her intended husband, she found peace with her beloved Theseus, the king of Athens and son of Poseidon.

But peace did not last long. Cruelly separated from Theseus by the gods, and uncertain whether he will live or die, Helen is forced to return to Sparta. In order to avoid marriage to Menelaus, a powerful prince unhinged by desire, Helen assembles an array of suitors to compete for her hand. As the men circle like vultures, Helen dreams again of war - and of a strange prince, meant to steal her away. Every step she takes to protect herself and her people seems to bring destruction nearer. Without Theseus's strength to support her, can Helen thwart the gods and stop her nightmare from coming to pass?

©2016 Amalia Carosella, all rights reserved. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • 25-02-20

Helen whines, and whines, and then whines more

Helen whines a lot and waits for a man (man can vary) to save her from her fate and, hopefully, ignore her beauty.

I feel bad for Helen and definitely understand that as a woman living in a time where she's barely more than property, her options are limited. At the same time, her desperation and whiny pleas can be a little over the top. She continues to put duty to her people over her own well being... But I wish she were a tad stronger. The Audible acting in this is pretty good though, and the voice actress is making me feel Helen's whiny narrative.

3 stars means I liked this but didn't love it.

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  • Chrystal
  • 21-02-17

Beautiful Tale

Wonderful switch to old story! loved it, we've all hearts the story of Helen of Troy but this version was amazing.