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For The Immortal Thousands of years ago, in an ancient world where the gods control all and heroes fight to have their names remembered down the ages, two extraordinary women become entangled in one of the greatest heroic tales of all time and must face how much they are willing to risk for immortalityDesperate to save her dying brother, Admete persuades her father, the king of Tiryns, to let her join Hercules on one of his legendary twelve labours Travelling to the renowned female warrior s in search of a cure, Admete soon discovers that both Hercules and the fearsome s are not as they first seemedThe s greet the arrival of the Greeks with mixed feelings and none so than Hippolyta, the revered queen of the tribe For Hercules and his band of fighters pose a threat to her way of life but also stir up painful memories that threaten to expose her deepest secretAs battle lines are drawn between the Greeks and the s, both women soon learn the inevitable truth in war, sacrifices must be made especially if they are to protect the ones they love mostAISE FOR EMILY HAUSER Hauser recreates one of the oldest tales in Greek myth with great skill and panache The Times Once in a while something comes along that s so utterly right, so necessary for now, that you wonder why nobody thought of it before Emily Hauser s stunning debut novel brings ancient Troy wildly, raucously, passionately alive Manda Scott, bestselling author of Boudica and Into the Fire A delight from start to finish Hauser s fresh perspective on one of the great archetypal epics, in focusing on the marginalised women s stories, makes for fascinating reading a clever premise and thoroughly enjoyable Elizabeth Fremantle, author of Sisters of Treason Kept me utterly absorbed Here is a heroine to cheer for, and a book to cherish Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street Beautifully descriptive drawing the reader into a lost world of gods and heroes Glyn Iliffe, author of King of Ithaca I ve been a huge fan of the Golden Apple trilogy for a while, so you can imagine my delight when I was invited onto the For The Immortal blog tour.Emily really has a fantastic way of making the Greek legends come to life in this fantastic book The reader really feels like they have been transported to ancient Greece, watching events unfold I could almost smell the herbs that Admete used for her healing and smell the sweat, fear and blood from the fiercebattles.The story is told from I ve been a huge fan of the Golden Apple trilogy for a while, so you can imagine my delight when I was invited onto the For The Immortal blog tour.Emily really has a fantastic way of making the Greek legends come to life in this fantastic book The reader really feels like they have been transported to ancient Greece, watching events unfold I could almost smell the herbs that Admete used for her healing and smell the sweat, fear and blood from the fiercebattles.The story is told from the point of view of two very strong and determined woman from very different worlds Hippolyta is a fiercewarrior queen who shows great skills on the battlefield but has a big heart when it comes to her tribe, particularly the children Admete is a princess but works hard at being a healer which she really enjoys She too has a big heart when it comes to her family and it is her desire to help her I ll brother that makes her go on Hercules quest I actually liked both characters which made it hard to decide whose side I was on as I wanted them both to succeed This is a fast paced and gripping story that intrigued me straight away I was instantly hooked and kept turning the pages to find out what would happen next The author clearly knows her stuff when it comes to Greek history and I loved all the historical details about what life was like then and the food they used to eat I had of course heard of Hercules before mainly sadly from the Disney film but didn t know much about his story so found this book to be a fascinating read.This is Emily s third book and a brilliant conclusion to the Golden Apple trilogy It can easily be read as a standalone alone however as each book is about a different Greek Legends so there isn t much overlap.Huge thanks to Hannah Bright and Transworld publishers for my copy of this book and for inviting me onto the blog tour If you like gripping historical fiction I think you ll like this book Dieses Buch rundet die Trilogie wirklich grandios ab Auch wenn die Namen der en teils echte Herausforderung sind Es hat einfach riesigen Spa gemacht der enk nigin Hippolyta und der Halbe Admete auf ihren Wegen zu folgen Beide wachsen einem ziemlich schnell ans Herz und man fiebert wieder unentwegt mit Speziell in diesem Teil finde ich die Sicht der Frauen sehr gelungen, da sie ein ganz anderes Bild auf die Helden der damaligen Zeit wirft Auch wenn es mir etwas das He Dieses Buch rundet die Trilogie wirklich grandios ab Auch wenn die Namen der en teils echte Herausforderung sind Es hat einfach riesigen Spa gemacht der enk nigin Hippolyta und der Halbe Admete auf ihren Wegen zu folgen Beide wachsen einem ziemlich schnell ans Herz und man fiebert wieder unentwegt mit Speziell in diesem Teil finde ich die Sicht der Frauen sehr gelungen, da sie ein ganz anderes Bild auf die Helden der damaligen Zeit wirft Auch wenn es mir etwas das Herz gebrochen hat Leider muss ich aber auch sagen, dass es sich ,f r meinen Geschmack, manchmal etwas langatmig gelesen hat Was aber auch an der leichten Leseflaute durch die LBM verursacht worden sein kann Auch etwas schade ist, dass der Humor der G tter hier etwas auf der Strecke bleibt Genau das hat mir n mlich an den anderen beiden Teilen noch so besonders gut gefallen Jedoch haut Emily Hauser mit dem Ende einen echt um Die letzten 50 Seiten haben mich so fertig gemacht und einfach nur dazu gef hrt Hammer, was hier passiert und sich vorher nicht im Geringsten erahnen l sst FAZIT Ein grandioser Trilogieabschluss, der den Leser auf eine sehr emotionale Achterbahnfahrt mitnimmt Jedoch sind einige Passagen etwas langatmig und auch der fehlende Humor der G tter bereitet etwas Herzschmerz Nichtsdestotrotz ein Buch, was aus der Sicht der Frauen ein ganz anderes Bild auf die Helden wirft und noch eine Weile zum Nachdenken anregen wird Von mir gibts 5 Sterne 3,5 Geschichte in all ihren FacettenGriechenland 1300 v Chr., zwei Frauen, wie sie unterschiedlicher nicht sein k nnten Es trennen sie nicht nur unendliche Weiten und Meere, sondern auch kulturelle Welten voneinander Doch trotz dieses Kontrasts, eint eins die beiden Frauen, die emotionale Verbundenheit zur jeweils anderen Kultur Die Griechin Admete und die enk nigin Hippolyta, deren Leben sich durch das Schicksal und Herkules letzte, seiner 12 ber hmten Aufgaben, unweigerlich aufeinander z Geschichte in all ihren FacettenGriechenland 1300 v Chr., zwei Frauen, wie sie unterschiedlicher nicht sein k nnten Es trennen sie nicht nur unendliche Weiten und Meere, sondern auch kulturelle Welten voneinander Doch trotz dieses Kontrasts, eint eins die beiden Frauen, die emotionale Verbundenheit zur jeweils anderen Kultur Die Griechin Admete und die enk nigin Hippolyta, deren Leben sich durch das Schicksal und Herkules letzte, seiner 12 ber hmten Aufgaben, unweigerlich aufeinander zu bewegen, sich im Strudel der Zeit ber hren und vermischen Trotz ihrer tiefen Verbundenheit muss sich jede f r eine der beiden Kulturen entscheiden, auch wenn diese Aufgabe un berwindlich scheint.Tochter des Himmels ist der dritte Teil aus der Trilogie Die Frauen von Troja von Emily Hauser Die in Brighton lebende Autorin, hat sich den Geschichten, um das Leben der Frauen in der Antike verschrieben Es handelt sich dabei zum Teil um historische Fiktion, da im Laufe der Zeit nicht mehr alles klar belegt werden kann Sie schafft es jedoch Aufgrund ihres Studiums in Geschichte unfassbar viel fundierten Background aus berlieferten Sagen, Funden und Ausgrabungen in ihren Erz hlungen vorherrschen zu lassen Dabei richtet sie die Aufmerksamkeit auf Frauen, die der Leser sehr wohl aus altkannten Sagen kennt, die bis jetzt aber kaum im Fokus standen Zum Beispiel, der allseits bekannte Halbgott Herkules, dessen Heldentaten den meisten gel ufig sind, nimmt in dieser Geschichte eine verschwindend kleine Rolle gegen ber den Protagonistinnen ein Es geht um Admete, eine griechische K nigstochter, welche mit Herkules befreundet ist und in das Land der en aufbricht um ein Heilmittel f r ihren sterbenskranken Bruder zu finden Hier st t sie auf Hippolyta, die enk nigin, deren Herz und Vergangenheit unweigerlich mit der griechischen Kultur verbunden sind, was sie aber als Geheimnis f r sich Bewahren muss, um dem Stamm der en eine w rdige K nigin und Anf hrerin zu sein W hrend die beiden Frauen sich ber ihre Zukunft und ihre Gef hle noch uneins sind, spinnen die Schicksalsg ttinnen schon ihre F den und zwingen beide, sich sowohl mit ihrer Vergangenheit, der Gegenwart als auch mit ihrer Zukunft auseinander zu setzen F r den Leser ist es ein st ndiges auf und ab der Emotionen Ein Wechselbad der Gef hle durchlebt man beim Lesen zusammen mit Admete und Hippolyta Von Hoffnung ber Angst, Wut, Entsetzen und Trauer bis hin zu freudestrahlenden, gl ckliche Momenten ist jedes Gef hl Facettenreich vertreten Die Geschichte konnte mich zum Teil mehr in den Bann ziehen als so mancher Thriller und gab mir so die Gelegenheit mich ganz in der Story zu verlieren M glich machte dies auch der fesselnde Schreibstil und Emily Hausers bildgewaltige Sprache Mit dem geschichtlich fundierten Background, war es eine wahnsinnig beeindruckende Reise in diese vergangene Zeit Das Schicksal der beiden Frauen zog mich, oft ber Kapitel hinweg, in den Bann und lies mir ein ums andere Mal den Atem stocken, so gefesselt war ich Ich habe Gehofft, gebangt, gelacht, gestaunt und sogar geweint.Fazit Auch der 3 Teil der Frauen von Troja Reihe konnte mich restlos begeistern Geeignet f r alle die den ersten Versuch im Bereich Historische Romane wagen wollen aber auch f r alle die, die sich f r griechische Sagen oder Geschichten ber heldenhafte Frauen interessieren I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Alexander, heir of Tiryns, is dying His sister Admete is a skillful healer, but her knowledge can t save him, so she persuades her father to let her join Hercules on one of his labours they will travel to the s, the legendary female warriors, in search of a cure The Greek are seen with suspect by the s, but queen Hippolyta gives them hospitality The encounter will have consequences both on Admete s and Hippolyt I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Alexander, heir of Tiryns, is dying His sister Admete is a skillful healer, but her knowledge can t save him, so she persuades her father to let her join Hercules on one of his labours they will travel to the s, the legendary female warriors, in search of a cure The Greek are seen with suspect by the s, but queen Hippolyta gives them hospitality The encounter will have consequences both on Admete s and Hippolyta s lives, and will be the start of an immortal story.When I requested the book I had no idea it was the third in a trilogy, but luckily it read much like a stand alone The stories are connected, but I think you don t miss that much reading one without the others That being said, I will definitely check out the previous novels because I really enjoyed this one.I wasn t familiar with the myth, so the story kept me interested There were some slow parts, but for the most part I enjoyed myself I liked both Admete s and Hippolyta s storylines They were distinct characters who found themselves in different situations, but they faced similar challenges, the main one being struggling in a male dominated world I was glad there wasn t romance in this book, because the male characters were all awful I was constantly mad at them, but their behaviour was in accordance with the time period and also made the two heroines stand outI admired both of them for what they had to suffer and for how they found their strenght despite everything.Lastly, the author s note at the end was great It is clear Emily Hauser did a lot of research and that she is passionate about the subject She gives lots of interesting informations about the original sources and also explains how she changed or merged them in order to create her own story Definitely worth a read Mit Die Tochter des Himmels endet die wunderbare Trilogie ber die Frauen von Troja von Emily Hauser Im Mittelpunkt dieses dritten historischen Romans stehen die beiden sehr sympahtischen Frauen Admete und Hippolyta Admete ist die Tochter des K nigs von Tiryns und der in Antimache Hippolyta ist die enk nigin und lebt fast am Ende der damals bekannten Welt Beide leben in unterschiedlichen Kulturen und kommen im Laufe der Geschichte aufeinander zu Admete macht sich mit Herkule Mit Die Tochter des Himmels endet die wunderbare Trilogie ber die Frauen von Troja von Emily Hauser Im Mittelpunkt dieses dritten historischen Romans stehen die beiden sehr sympahtischen Frauen Admete und Hippolyta Admete ist die Tochter des K nigs von Tiryns und der in Antimache Hippolyta ist die enk nigin und lebt fast am Ende der damals bekannten Welt Beide leben in unterschiedlichen Kulturen und kommen im Laufe der Geschichte aufeinander zu Admete macht sich mit Herkules auf den Weg zu den Anazonen, um ein Heilmittel f r ihren schwer kranken Bruder zu finden Herkules begleitet sie, um den Kampfgurt der Hippolyta zu erobern Admete ist dabei aber auch auf der Spur nach ihrer Mutter, die sie damals verlassen hatte, da sie mit der Kultur der Griechen nicht zurecht kam Letztlich muss sie sich entscheiden, ob sie bei den en bleiben oder nach Griechenland zur ck kehren m chte.Hippolyta hingegen muss einige Schicksalsschl ge hinnehmen, doch wie ein Stehauffrauchen, kommt sie immer wieder auf die Beine Beide Protagonistinnen sind auch hier wieder sehr detailliert und berzeugend gezeichnet, man fiebert mit ihnen mit und hofft das Beste f r sie trotz des auf die beiden zukommenden Trojanischen Krieges Die m nnlichen Helden dieses Krieges und der Heldensagen stehen auch hier wieder nur in der zweiten Reihe und haben Nebenrollen..Der Schreibstil von Emily Hauser ist erneut sehr fl ssig und angenehm zu lesen Die Seiten fliegen sehr schnell vorbei und ehe man es merkt, ist das Buch auch schon zu Ende Das Einzige, was mich etwas st rte, war, dass immer abwechselnd ein Kapitel zu Admete und dann eins zu Hippolyta folgte Da fehlte es mir an einer gewissen Kontinuit t, da man sich immer wieder umorientieren mussteWie auch die beiden B cher zuvor, gibt es auch hier wieder Landkarten, Personen und Ortsregister wie auch Hinweise der Autorin zur Entstehungsgeschichte des Buches und weitere Literaturhinweise..Auch dieser dritte Band hat mich voll abgeholt und fasziniert und ich kann dieses Buch wie auch die Trilogie insgesamt nicht nur historisch interessierten Lesern nur w rmstens empfehlen..Daher bekommt es von mir 5 Sterne.Vielen Dank an den Goldmann Verlag und das Bollgerportal f r dieses Rezensionsexemplar Emily Hauser s Golden Apple trilogy investigates various women from Greek mythology Although the three books are connected, they can be viewed as a standalone as each covers a different legend The final book in this trilogy centres around three women Hippolyta the Queen of the s, Admete the daughter of Eurystheus and Hera, goddess and wife of Zeus.For the Immortal mostly alternates between the stories of Admete and Hippolyta two seemingly unrelated stories, but in time, the paths of th Emily Hauser s Golden Apple trilogy investigates various women from Greek mythology Although the three books are connected, they can be viewed as a standalone as each covers a different legend The final book in this trilogy centres around three women Hippolyta the Queen of the s, Admete the daughter of Eurystheus and Hera, goddess and wife of Zeus.For the Immortal mostly alternates between the stories of Admete and Hippolyta two seemingly unrelated stories, but in time, the paths of these two women do cross Admete and Hippolyta come from such different backgrounds and way of life, but both face similar problems the overriding authority of living in a male dominated world These in famous men are portrayed very differently here you really won t like them but that is the point These stories are, in the words of the author, based around a conglomeration of different myths from all sources In this instalment, you will encounter the stories of Hercules formerly Alcides Hippolyta, Queen of the s briefly, Theseus and of course, the Greek Gods themselves with the spotlight here on Hera Hauser s notes at the end of the story clearly outline her decision making in which myths and characters she included and her interpretation of them I particularly enjoyed her portrayal of Hippolyta and her two sisters and how she fictionalised each of them in distinct phases There are some slow parts but overall another wonderful escape into the world of Greek mythology It is clearly evident the amount of research Hauser has undertaken, and how she cleverly provides a wealth of information, merged and translated for fictional purposes in an effort to create her unique and fascinating interpretation Definitely worth a read for lovers of Greek mythology You are a bard, and I a scribe Together we may make a story, a tale of heroes that will be told down the generations This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher and provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The quoted material may have changed in the final release I have to reiterate my For the Winner review where was this quality of writing in For the Most Beautiful The latter two books in this trilogy are better by far than the first book, and I can only assume that Hauser s debut novel was severely curtailed by the publishing house, who gave it a distinctly frothy, juvenile spin For the Winner and For the Immortal are thankfully muchinteresting For the Immortal returns to a dual protagonist set up, but this time it s well founded on Hippolyta, I have to reiterate my For the Winner review where was this quality of writing in For the Most Beautiful The latter two books in this trilogy are better by far than the first book, and I can only assume that Hauser s debut novel was severely curtailed by the publishing house, who gave it a distinctly frothy, juvenile spin For the Winner and For the Immortal are thankfully muchinteresting For the Immortal returns to a dual protagonist set up, but this time it s well founded on Hippolyta, queen of the s, and Admete Admete is such a minor character in myth that honestly I had to be reminded of who she was, but I think Hauser was right when she says in her author s note that the concept of retrieving Hippolyta s war belt simply as a shiny trinket for Admete feels like a half baked idea, and not terribly compelling Hauser has elaborated upon that unspectacular beginning to create a stronger motivation for the quest, as well as increasing Admete s role in it I didn t object to the author portraying a darker Hercules although I wish he d been named Herakles, since this was a Greek world novel , as there s plenty in the character s ancient mythos to suggest a darker side, but I was frankly disappointed that it is just let go at the end I felt that his twisting, his descent into a darker personality, could ve providedof a crisis than it did for the other characters, and that there should have been a final confrontation between Hercules and Admete.As for Hippolyta, I wasn t bothered by her being combined with Antiope, since again there is grounds for it in ancient myth Ancient writers went back and forth on the question of whether thequeen who Hercules stole the war belt from was the same person as the one who became Theseus queen Plus, from a story telling point of view, it gives Hippolyta a lotstory However, I didn t like the portrayal of Theseus The ancient writers also give different accounts as to whether Theseus and hisqueen were a love match, or whether she was an unwilling captive Hauser chooses to make her an unwilling captive, and Theseus a special brand of scum I simply prefer a better Theseus the one portrayed by Mary Renault and Amalia Carosella than I do Hauser s evil Theseus Maybe it just felt like a bit too much what with a darker Hercules being portrayed as well Besides, I kept thinking But what about Hippolytus There s no Hippolytus here, and Phaedra, we re told has long since been acquired and discarded before Hippolyta s arrival There sHauser s Hippolyta is also combined with and reworked Penthesilea Oh, and by the way she was married to and had a child with Achilles long before the events of this book happen and she s captured by Theseus Wait, what Okay, that version of events does, I admit, give a much better reason for Achilles weeping over the queen of the s he just killed than love at first sight But I had trouble getting over that particular hurdle I m not sure the timelines match up If Achilles, as we re told in ancient myth, was too young to compete for Helen s hand, and, in order to avoid being called to the Trojan War successfully disguised himself as a young woman but old enough to father Neoptolemos during the same time he must ve been in his teens at the start of the Trojan War, and less than 30 when he is killed The events of this book take place roughly between ten and five years before the start of the War, and during it Hippolyta is reminiscing back to about ten years or so earlier than that when she remembers her time with Achilles Plus, Theseus is supposed to be an old man when he kidnaps a ten year old Helen, which is supposed to occur much later than his prime with Hippolyta both occur together here Eh, my brain just couldn t accept this.I was very surprised when, at about 80% of the way in, the book jumps ahead fifteen years to the Trojan War It felt tacked on, sudden, and jarring I prepared myself to criticise this section heavily in my review I ve softened to it a little, although I still feel it was overall a misstep The section doesn t really add anything to Admete I like that it recognises Hippolyta s heroism, and provides acompelling reason for Achilles to weep over the corpse of thequeen But I still can t buy into the Hippolyta Achilles relationship I can completely understand the author being tempted to revisit the Trojan War in the story who wouldn t want to rewrite the stumbles of For the Most Beautiful and provide a ratherdramatic, mature, and heroic slice of the Trojan War than the passive angsty voices of Briseis and Chryseis but it did feel very last minute and just not part of Admete and Hippolyta s stories.However, I ve really enjoyed thesophisticated writing style of For the Winner and For the Immortal, and the focus of both of them on lesser explored but active and heroic women of ancient Greek myth, and I do recommend this book If I were to re read it though I ll probably just end the book before the out of place time skip.7 out of 10 1.5 5 mehhhhh


About the Author: Emily Hauser

Born in Brighton and brought up in Suffolk, Emily Hauser studied Classics at Cambridge, where she was taught by Mary Beard, and completed a PhD at Yale University She is now a Junior Fellow at Harvard University For the Most Beautiful the first book in the Golden Apple trilogy was her debut novel and retells the story of the siege of Troy Her second, For the Winner, is a reimagining of the myth of Atalanta and the legend of Jason, the Argonauts and the search for the Golden Fleece.To find out , visit her website


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