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  • Published: 29 August 2023
  • ISBN: 9780593473061
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $36.99

Horses of Fire

A Novel of Troy



A paperback original and the adult debut of writing duo A. D. Rhine, this is the epic retelling of Troy, the most famous war in myth or history, in which four strong yet misunderstood women take center stage, their stories so intricately and beautifully woven together that the result is an utterly spellbinding and immersive historical novel.

“One of those singular books that pulls readers into a completely immersive world with a dazzling story and characters so deftly drawn that you can’t help but ache for them.”–New York Times bestselling author Lisa Maxwell

I know the stories they will tell. I’ve heard the echoes of their songs—songs that will outlive us all. But this song is not theirs. It is mine.
 
Behind the timeless tale you know is the captivating story you never heard: a sweeping epic in which Troy’s strong, yet misunderstood women take center stage in the most famous war in history. 
 
Andromache is cast as the doting wife of Prince Hector, yet her Amazon warrior name means “battler of men.” The only one with the cunning to outwit the invading Greeks, she must gather a band of outcasts and become the military commander she was born to be before the life she and Hector have built is reduced to ashes. Rhea is a war refugee and a horse whisperer who finally earns a place and sense of belonging in Hector’s stables. To save her new home, she must become an unlikely spy and face down a forbidden love that will test all her loyalties. Helen is blamed by all for starting the Trojan War, but no one knows her real story. To escape her tormentor and foil a plot to undermine Hector, Helen must risk everything by revealing her true face to the one who despises her most.
 
Set in the wider landscape of the late Bronze Age collapse, this realistic and immersive Troy is a perilous battleground for warriors and politicians alike, not a playground where the fate of men and women make sport for gods and goddesses. The first book in an epic duology, Horses of Fire is a harrowing novel of palace intrigue, the transcendent bond of female friendship, and the everyday bravery of invisible heroes in times of war.
 
The women of Troy are threads spinning on a single loom. Can they reweave the tapestry of fate?

  • Published: 29 August 2023
  • ISBN: 9780593473061
  • Imprint: Dutton
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 528
  • RRP: $36.99

Praise for Horses of Fire

Praise for Horses of Fire:
“One of those singular books that pulls readers into a completely immersive world with a dazzling story and characters so deftly drawn that you can’t help but ache for them.”–New York Times bestselling author Lisa Maxwell