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The Lost Sisterhood - Anne Fortier
The Lost Sisterhood
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller Juliet comes a mesmerizing novel about a young scholar who risks her reputation—and her life—on a thrilling journey to prove that the legendary warrior women known as the Amazons actually existed.   Oxford lecturer Diana Morgan is an expert on... show more
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Juliet comes a mesmerizing novel about a young scholar who risks her reputation—and her life—on a thrilling journey to prove that the legendary warrior women known as the Amazons actually existed.   Oxford lecturer Diana Morgan is an expert on Greek mythology. Her obsession with the Amazons started in childhood when her eccentric grandmother claimed to be one herself—before vanishing without a trace. Diana’s colleagues shake their heads at her Amazon fixation. But then a mysterious, well-financed foundation makes Diana an offer she cannot refuse.   Traveling to North Africa, Diana teams up with Nick Barran, an enigmatic Middle Eastern guide, and begins deciphering an unusual inscription on the wall of a recently unearthed temple. There she discovers the name of the first Amazon queen, Myrina, who crossed the Mediterranean in a heroic attempt to liberate her kidnapped sisters from Greek pirates, only to become embroiled in the most famous conflict of the ancient world—the Trojan War. Taking their cue from the inscription, Diana and Nick set out to find the fabled treasure that Myrina and her Amazon sisters salvaged from the embattled city of Troy so long ago. Diana doesn’t know the nature of the treasure, but she does know that someone is shadowing her, and that Nick has a sinister agenda of his own. With danger lurking at every turn, and unsure of whom to trust, Diana finds herself on a daring and dangerous quest for truth that will forever change her world.   Sweeping from England to North Africa to Greece and the ruins of ancient Troy, and navigating between present and past, The Lost Sisterhood is a breathtaking, passionate adventure of two women on parallel journeys, separated by time, who must fight to keep the lives and legacy of the Amazons from being lost forever.   Praise for Anne Fortier’s Juliet   “One of those rare novels that have it all . . . I was swept away.”—Sara Gruen   “Juliet leads us on a thrilling treasure hunt through present-day Italy that makes the classic tragedy itself spellbinding all over again.”—Elle   “The Shakespearean scholarship on display is both impressive and well-handled.”—The Washington Post   “Stunning . . . This storyteller dazzles.”—The Dallas Morning News   “Boldly imagined, brilliantly plotted, beautifully described, Juliet will carry you spellbound until the gripping end.”—Susan Vreeland   “Reads like a Da Vinci Code for the smart modern woman.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780345536228 (0345536223)
ASIN: 345536223
Publisher: the end of the book.
Pages no: 608
Edition language: English
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Community Reviews
Emily S
Emily S rated it
5.0 The Lost Sisterhood
Wow. There are really no words sufficient to describe how this book made me feel. I LOVED it. Absolutely loved it. I loved how Fortier entwined present and past and made it seamless. I loved getting both stories. It awakened a long-dormant fascination with the Amazons (now I'm ashamed that I let it ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
3.0 The Lost Sisterhood
I have never read Anne Fortier's previous novel, Juliet. Apparently that was her re-imagining of the Juliet character from Romeo and Juliet. With her latest novel, "The Lost Sisterhood" she re-imagines a world in which the ancient Amazons existed.This is novel is told from two points of view. The fi...
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
4.0 The Lost Sisterhood
Diana Morgan lives a quiet life as an Oxford philologist but her personal passion is the legend of the Amazons. Her slightly off-kilter grandmother had always claimed she and Diana stemmed from a long line of strong Amazon women. So naturally, when her grandmother mysteriously disappeared Diana th...
Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land"
Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land" rated it
3.5 Loved the mythology part...
Arc provided by Random House Publishing Group- Ballantine through Netgalley This is a story that left me with mixed feelings: on one hand it develops a complex and rich story from ancient mythology; on the other hand, I found the characters and the initial pace of the adventure not very inte...
Foggygirl
Foggygirl rated it
2.0 Not that great
To be honest I ended up just skimming through this book because it really wasn't that interesting which was unfortunate because it had a great premise, the lost sisterhood of the mythological Amazons. The main drawback for me was the main character who I really didn't find to be strong enough or co...
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