The Lost Sisterhood

Author(s): Anne Fortier
Original Publish Date: Mar 11, 2014
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Audio (23.97 hours)
Product Number: Z100055436
Released: Mar 11, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780385359962
Narrator/s: Cassandra Campbell
Publisher: Books on Tape
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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 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 The Lost Sisterhood "Impossible to put down...?eticulous research, a delicious mystery, and characters that leap from the story make this brilliant book a Perfect 10."-Romance Reviews Today "Anne Fortier tells two tales of adventure, mystery and romance...?eminiscent of The Da Vinci Code with a hint of A Discovery of Witches."-Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star "Boldly original...?ill intrigue lovers of ancient worlds as well as those who are just fans of a good story."-Bookreporter "A gorgeous journey from England to North Africa to Greece, thrilling readers with beautiful settings, courageous women and breathtaking adventure."-BookPage "Grounded in a thorough knowledge of classical literature, this skillful interweaving of plausible archaeological speculation, ancient mythology, and exciting modern adventure will delight fans of such authors as Kate Mosse and Katherine Neville."-Library Journal (starred review) "The Lost Sisterhood is a spellbinding adventure, a tale of two courageous women separated by millennia but pursuing interwoven quests: one to protect and lead her sisters through a dangerous ancient world, the other to prove that the legendary tribe of women truly existed, and that

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Author(s): Anne Fortier
Product Number EB00151892
Released: Mar 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: #9780345536235

Professional reviews

"As Oxford lecturer Diana Morgan, a Greek scholar, sets out on an adventure in the Amazon, narrator Cassandra CampbellÕs vocal dexterity makes both male and female dialogue believable. She also manages well with the British accents of many of the characters. However, the deliberate inflections and arch tones she uses to characterize Diana can come across as overly dramatic and grating. Happily, this tendency towards melodrama is limited to the scenes connected to the subplot, Diana's search for love. The rest of the story is engaging enough to keep listeners wanting to know what happens to the adventurous heroine. M.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"