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Rejected by her father and raised among the ruthless and dedicated Spartans as a Mothakes outsider, Daphne has spent her entire life trying to prove herself worthy of her adoptive homeland. After years of honing her body into a weapon, her heart and mind into unforgiving stone, Daphne mirrors the unyielding surroundings and people of ancient Sparta. When the goddess Artemis places the life of Daphne’s brother in danger, she must leave behind Sparta – and everything she has worked for – to travel across the dangerous and unforgiving world of ancient Greece.

Tasked by Artemis to find and return mysterious goods stolen from Mount Olympus, Daphne must face down the legendary heroes and myths of ancient Greece in a heated race to restore the world around her. With each step of her journey she battles mythical foes alongside the enigmatic and flirtatious god Apollo, her heart torn between worry for her brother and the growing attraction to her companion. As she pursues her mission, a mere pawn in the games of the gods, the true weight of her task to restore the waning power of Olympus is revealed when she uncovers a plot to ignite war between Olympus and the world of men.


T.S. Ferguson and Hallie Tibbetts at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers have acquired Blood of Troy, a sequel to Daughter of Sparta, by Claire M. Andrews, an epic young adult fantasy novel that reimagines Greek mythology. As the kingdoms of Greece clash and the gods pick sides in the Trojan War, warrior Daphne must use her wits, her training, and her precarious relationship with Apollo to keep her queen safe and uncover the true reason the gods led her to Troy. Publication is slated for Fall 2022

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