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Washington Post Writer Reviews Book with Mythic Theme
title: Antigone & Creon: Guardians of Thebes
authors: Victoria Grossack & Alice Underwood Authors’
website: www.tapestryofbronze.com Genre:
Historical fiction ISBN:
978-1482794410 Purchase on Amazon
Steve Donoghue originally for Amazon
you know the story of stubborn, righteous Antigone from your high school
exposure to the great Sophocles play or whether you've been following the
"Tapestry of Bronze" series from the beginning (wise you, if so - each book in
the series is great), "Guardians of Thebes" will mightily please you! Here the
age-old story - Antigone determined to honor her fallen brother, King Creon
equally determined to mete out unthinkable penalties for treason - is clothed in
vibrant dialogue and insightful character psychology, and the bare bones of the
narrative are fleshed out with a rich supporting cast and just enough variations
to keep even the most classically-minded reader wondering what might happen
next. This latest volume in the "Tapestry of Bronze" series can be read
independently of its predecessors - but if you're a fan of historical fiction
and haven't read these books, you should treat yourself to the whole set without
MORE ABOUT THE REVIEWER
Steve Donoghue writes regularly for The National, Kirkus Reviews, and The Washington Post, reviews frequently for Open Letters Monthly (where he’s also the Managing Editor), and is the US/Worldwide editor for the Indie branch of the Historical Novels Review.
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