The Mirror of Helen

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The Mirror of HelenBook Three of the Kaphtu Trilogy"The story of Helen of Troy isone of the great classics of all time. In this unusual fantasy novel, Richard Purtill dares to look behind the scenes to depict what itwas really like to be involved with that half-goddess whose radiant beauty didindeed launch a thousand ships.Here is Helen as a child,kidnapped and held hostage. Here is Helen as a woman, captive in an alien city,while the civilized world sought for her, fought for her. Told as by one whohad seen the events, who knew her, who knew the gods who pulled the world'sstrings, this is a novel that brings it all back in the vivid reflections ofthe mirror of divine judgement."¿-Donald A. Wolheim, founder, DAW Books."With a scholar's grasp of theperiod and its mythology, and an unerring eye for character, Richard Purtill brings a gripping reality to the seige of Ilium.As real as today's news--and vastly more enjoyable."-F. M. Busby, author of The Demu Trilogy.The Kaphtu Trilogy:The Golden GryphonFeatherThe Stolen GoddessThe Mirror of Helen

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Richard Purtillis Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Western Washington University,and the author of twenty published books, including The KaphtuTrilogy, published by 1st Books, J.R.R. Tolkien: Myth, Morality and Religion, and C.S. Lewis's Case for the Christian Faith.He has made more than twenty visits to Greece,and lived several years in England.His stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction,Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Marion Zimmer Bradley's FantasyMagazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and The Year's Best FantasyStories.He is a popular presenter atconferences and conventions, and has been¿ guest of honor at Mythconin San Diego. He is a member ofScience Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the Author's Guild, and theNational Writer's Union. For more information, pleasevisit Richard Purtill's official site at: http://www.alivingdog.com

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