Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Washington Post Writer Reviews Book with Mythic Theme

Book title: Antigone & Creon: Guardians of Thebes
Book authors: Victoria Grossack & Alice Underwood
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Genre: Historical fiction
ISBN: 978-1482794410
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Reviewed by  Steve Donoghue originally for Amazon

Whether 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 delay!
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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