Blog tour: Clytemnestra's Bind

Welcome to the blog tour for Clytemnestra's Bind by Susan C Wilson!

More about the book…

Queen Clytemnestra's world shatters when Agamemnon, a rival to the throne of Mycenae, storms her palace, destroys her family and claims not only the throne but Clytemnestra herself. Tormented by her loss, she vows to do all she can to protect the children born from her unhappy marriage to Agamemnon. But when her husband casts his ruthless gaze towards the wealthy citadel of Troy, his ambitions threaten to once more destroy the family Clytemnestra loves.

From one of Greek mythology's most reviled characters - a woman who challenged the absolute power of men - comes this fiery tale of power, family rivalry and a mother's burning love.

More about the author…

Susan C Wilson is a working-class Scottish writer. Her lifelong passion for ancient Greece was ignited as a child by stumbling across stories of gods and heroes in the dictionary. She loves to explore what makes us human: the eternal motivations, desires and instincts that cross time and place.

She has a degree in journalism from Napier University and, in preparation for writing her novels, gained a diploma in classical studies from the Open University. Clytemnestra’s Bind, her debut novel, was long-listed for the Mslexia Novel Competition 2019. It is the first in The House of Atreus trilogy and will be published by Neem Tree Press in June 2023.

My impressions…

Oh, wow! What a great debut novel, and what a great start to a new trilogy. Clytemnestra is normally remembered as vengeful, cold and heartless. What about her strength, her resilience, her love for her children? She persevered and made the best of a situation that was forced upon her at a time when women were treated by men as mere possessions. History and myth come alive in these pages, which I was glued to whenever I could carve some time out for myself in these busy pre-Christmas days! The author’s passion for ancient Greece clearly shines through!

Three words to describe it. Epic. Evocative. Heartbreaking.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it’s gorgeous.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, this is a debut novel.

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