Love, obsession, revenge, and rage. When the Trojans and the Greeks arrange for a duel between Achilles and Paris to end the war, everyone — including Queen Hecuba and Prince Paris, expect that Achilles will be victorious. After Paris wins, both camps must deal with the aftermath. The Trojans are ecstatic with their new hero, though Hecuba is not so optimistic. Helen realizes she must face more years of exile as Paris’ wife. Odysseus plots and plans to steal Ajax’s share of Achilles’ spoils, including the lovely slave Briseis, who is given to the men for their sport. In a drunken rage, Ajax grabs his weapons and heads off to exact revenge on Odysseus and the Greeks for their insults.
New England Book Festival 2015 Runner-Up for Poetry
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EDWARD EATON has studied and taught in the States, China, Israel, Oman, and France, and holds a PhD in Theatre History and Literature. With a background in play writing, he has worked as a theater director and fight choreographer, a newspaper columnist, and a theater critic. An avid SCUBA diver and skier, he resides in Boston with his wife Silviya and his son Christopher. Drama publications include: ELIZABETH BATHORY, GIANTS FALL (New England Book Festival 2015 Runner-Up for Poetry), HECTOR AND ACHILLES (New England Book Festival 2013 Best Poetry Winner), and ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE. Poetry publications include TOH’S SAGA. The award-winning Rosi’s Doors young adult series includes: ROSI’S CASTLE (Reader’s Favorite 2012 Silver Award for Best Young Adult Sci-Fi/Fantasy Novel; New England Book Festival 2013 Best Young Adult Novel), ROSI’S COMPANY, and ROSI’S TIME (2013 Beach Book Festival Best General Fiction Winner).