The Girl from Ithaca by Cherry Gregory

Neomene of Ithaca, younger sister of Odysseus, reveals what Homer never knew: a woman's view of the Trojan War.

A Spartan war ship sails into Ithaca and two men arrive to demand the fulfilment of an oath. When Odysseus joins the Greek alliance against Troy, his young sister, fourteen-year-old Neomene, is thrust into a world she knows little about.

I have nothing but praise for this vast, sweeping, yet enjoyably accessible interpretation of the Trojan legends. Ms Gregory has done her Hom-er work, and the result is a fascinating and finely woven tapestry worthy of Penelope herself. Frank Kusy, author of "Rupee Millionaires"