Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Wednesday Cover Attraction


Ah! It is again that time of the month when I am, well... a little LAZY :D
So what do I do at this time?
Well I make lists, I THINK about what to read, and I just go to blogs and spend time posting useless comments and so on.. BUT then I don't READ BOOKS :-D


I feel ultra-cool after cribbing!

The above book is from My Lady Amy of Passages of the Past! She has a wonderful blog, and I hope she opens your passage to the past too :)


A little something about the book, copied over from her blog
Release Date:  February 1, 2010
In Greek mythology, Alcestis is known as the good wife; she loved her husband so much that she died to save his life and was sent to the underworld in his place. In this poetic and vividly imagined debut, Katharine Beutner gives voice to the woman behind the ideal, bringing to life the world of Mycenaean Greece, a world peopled by capricious gods, where royal women are confined to the palace grounds and passed as possessions from father to husband.

Alcestis tells of a childhood spent with her sisters in the bedchamber where her mother died giving birth to her and of her marriage at the age of fifteen to Admetus, the young king of Pherae, a man she barely knows, who is kind but whose heart belongs to a god. She also tells the part of the story that’s never been told: What happened to Alcestis in the three days she spent in the underworld before being rescued by Heracles? In the realm of the dead, Alcestis falls in love with the goddess Persephone and discovers the true horror and beauty of death.
Thank You Marcia for hosting Wednesday Cover Attractions!

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

That is a gorgeous cover!

Meryl said...

Adding this to my ever-growing "to-read" list--it looks really good!

Dar said...

I love the cover and the book sounds really good as well.

Jo-Jo said...

This does sound like a great book. I don't know how I missed this one from Amy's blog so I'm glad you posted this today.

Stephanie said...

I agree -- that cover is beautiful. I bet the book is terrific too.

Suko said...

Simply stunning, Veens!

virginiebarbeau said...

That is a beautiful cover. And actually makes me want to read the book before I know what it's about!

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