Daughter of Sparta # 1
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Release Date: June 8, 2021
Publisher: Jimmy Patterson Books
Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy / Historical
In this thrilling reimagining of ancient Greek mythology, a headstrong girl does whatever it takes to rise up and become the most powerful fighter her people have ever seen.
Daphne has spent her entire life honing her body and mind into that of a
warrior, hoping to be accepted by the unyielding people of ancient
Sparta. But an unexpected encounter with the goddess Artemis—who holds
Daphne's brother's fate in her hands—upends the life she's worked so
hard to build. Nine mysterious items have been stolen from Mount Olympus
and if Daphne cannot find them, the gods' waning powers will fade away,
the mortal world will descend into chaos, and her brother's life will
Guided by Artemis's twin—the handsome and entirely-too-self-assured god Apollo—Daphne's journey will take her from the labyrinth of the Minotaur to the riddle-spinning Sphinx of Thebes, team her up with mythological legends such as Theseus and Hippolyta of the Amazons, and pit her against the gods themselves.
A reinterpretation of the classic Greek myth of Daphne and Apollo, Daughter of Sparta by debut author Claire Andrews turns the traditionally male-dominated mythology we know into a heart-pounding and empowering female-led adventure.
Daughter of Sparta, by author Claire M. Andrews, is the first installment in the authors Daughter of Sparta series. The classic character of Daphne is reinterpreted as a compellingly capable Sparta warrior able to hold her own in a fight. The romantic tension and enemies-to-lovers development between
Daphne and Apollo is an ever-present slow burn build up woven into a
fast-paced action-heavy plot. While Daughter of Sparta stands on it's own, the book ends with the
potential for future books in a series, with several questions left up
in the air.