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by Tess Gerritsen,Suzanne Tyrpak

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ISBN:
1469937700
Author:
Tess Gerritsen,Suzanne Tyrpak
Category:
Genre Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 24, 2012)
Pages:
308 pages
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Rating:
4.2
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Agathon's Daughter is a tale told by a writer who deserves your attention, a writer who certainly captured mine. The foreword and recommendations for this book were given by Tess Gerritsen and as a huge fan I accepted her judgement and purchased and read this book.

Agathon's Daughter is a tale told by a writer who deserves your attention, a writer who certainly captured mine. New York Times bestselling author, Tess Gerritsen-Foreword, Hetaera. As Gerritsen promised I was not disappointed. As a history buff I was happy to be immediately swept away into the world of ancient Athens.

Foreword by Tess Gerritsen.

Hetaera-suspense in ancient Athens, is Book One of the Agathon's Daughter Trilogy. The role of women throughout history fascinates me. Born a bastard and a slave, Hestia has a gift: the power to read people's hearts. And yet, the secrets of her own heart remain a mystery.

Hetaera: Agathon's Daughter was awarded third place in the Maui Writers Rupert Hughes writing competition. I look forward to more books by Suzanne Tyrpak. As the title reads 'book one', I anticipate more volumes to Hestia's story.

by Suzanne Tyrpak and Tess Gerritsen. Hetaera-suspense in ancient Athens, is Book One of the Agathon's Daughter Trilogy. Hestia's keen intellect makes her a match for any man. But even a literate slave has little control over destiny. Sold to a prominent statesman with sadistic tendencies, Hestia becomes his hetaera (consort).

Hetaera-suspense in ancient Athens, is Book One of the Agathon’s Daughter Trilogy. New York Times bestselling author, Tess Gerritsen says: "Agathon's Daughter is a tale told by a writer who deserves your attention, a writer who certainly captured mine. Born a bastard and a slave, Hestia has a gift: the power to read people’s hearts. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

She had thought Lycurgus cared for her, thought he might even believe she was Agathon’s daughter. But today he’d treated her as less than a household slave. He’d treated her like a prostitute. been lying in her room for hours, hoping for an apology, but none had come. Remembering what had happened made her queasy. Wondering if she might be getting ill, she turned away from Aphrodite and stared at the wall. Her eyes followed a crack in the plaster

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Hetaera-Romantic Suspense in Ancient Athens, is Book One of the Agathon's Daughter Trilogy. Born a bastard and a slave

Hetaera-Romantic Suspense in Ancient Athens, is Book One of the Agathon's Daughter Trilogy.

Hetaera--romantic suspense in ancient Athens, is Book One of the Agathon's Daughter Trilogy. Born a bastard and a slave, Hestia has a gift: the power to read people's hearts. And yet, the secrets of her own heart remain a mystery. Hestia's keen intellect makes her a match for any man. But even a literate slave has little control over destiny. Sold to a prominent statesman with sadistic tendencies, Hestia becomes his hetaera (consort). As her wealth and fame increase so does her despair. She dreams of freedom, but she faces enemies at every turn. When Hestia is accused of murder, the mystery of her past unravels and fate takes another turn. Hetaera: Agathon's Daughter was awarded third place in the Maui Writers Rupert Hughes writing competition.
  • Lightwind
I enjoyed Hetaera by Susanne Tyrpak as a good summer read with some historical substance. Despite its flowing historical reputation for the founding of democracy and dialectic reasoning, omen had a very limited role in the public life of Greece of the Golden Age. They were, in fact, second-class citizens whose rights were only derived through their relationship with a man- husband, son, father or owner. The only way a woman could hope to be educated and to have any sort of life outside the house was to be a rich man's bauble- a hetaera, a woman companion whose role was to amuse her owner and entertain his friends as required. In return she was allowed to become educated, dressed beautifully, pampered and taken to events outside the house where respectable women were barred, such as theatre, festivals and some sporting events. Tyrpak has created a very real ancient world, detailed in way that makes the daily lives of her characters come alive as a real time and place. The plot is a pretty standard romance and the characters lack true complexity, but I think the main character in this novel is the world of Ancient Greece itself, and that character does have all the complexity and interest of the times.
  • Celace
This is a Greek tragedy filled with the mad wives, calculating consorts and naive lovers.
Beautifully researched, Tyrpak's knowledge of ancient Greece is never overdone and presents readers with a compellingly believable ancient world. Tyrpak's characterisations are vivid and varied and her dark antagonists are perfect foils for fated lovers who could almost have stepped from 'Electra' or 'Antigone'.
I am glad there are to be further volumes in this series as the progression in the relationship between Hestia and Diodorus deserves following.
I am giving this book four stars because my five star markers for historical fiction are the doyen, Dorothy Dunnett, and her equally skilled fellow author Elizabeth Chadwick. It is a measure of Tyrpak's skill that she effortlessly reaches four stars.
Highly recommended.
  • caster
I've been a fan of Suzanne Tyrpak's writings for about two years. I waited eagerly for the release of Hetaera. I expected great characters and a thriller plot. But I did not expect to be so fully drawn into the day-to-day world of Ancient Greece. The author's research is nothing short of amazing. I was there alongside Hestia as she was forced into slavery, a consort to a sadistic man. This mystery could have taken place in any time period... that we are carried back centuries caught up in a spell is a tribute to Ms.Tyrpak's gift for the written word. Highly Recommended. PS... It's the first in a trilogy. I can't wait to read more.
  • Malarad
This was my first Suzanne Tyrpak experience and I was impressed. The full and lush creation of the Ancient Athenian time period shows a lot of time and effort went into the manuscript. Beyond that, Tyrpak's creation of a society where women have very little power reminds us that in many ways, very little has changed on planet earth. She did a terrific job of fleshing out even her most villainous characters, especially Melaina. In the movie version, that would be the character to play! The convoluted relationships had a nice Greek mythology feel to them. Of course, the cliffhanger ending made me want to read more. This book was above standard, as far as Indie books go, and I look forward to reading the sequel.
  • Balladolbine
The foreword and recommendations for this book were given by Tess Gerritsen and as a huge fan I accepted her judgement and purchased and read this book. As Gerritsen promised I was not disappointed. As a history buff I was happy to be immediately swept away into the world of ancient Athens. Great plot and characters, obviously a lot of research has been done by Tyrpak to produce this novel and she is to be commended for it. I can hardly wait to read Vestal Virgin. I sincerly hope Tyrpak keeps them coming just as her mentor Gerristen has. Highly recommended!!!
  • Ces
The story is one, known by women for more than a thousand years. Men taking advantage of helpless young women.
  • Undeyn
This is different from many of the other set-in-Periclean Greece fictions I've consumed this summer, perhaps because it veers a bit toward romance, but offers a view of wealthy Athenian life from a women's perspective--an evil non-step-mother and a citizen-born but enslaved heroine, with two other sympathetic female slave characters, one Spartan, one African. Pretty vivid writing in a straightforward plot.
I was really surprised and enlightened about ancient Greece and the structure of society, especially for women. I was enthralled and halted into a brick wall when it ended! All I know is there best be a sequel.

I have learned that reading or watching anything with sequels can cause a bad case of withdrawal. So be prepared to wait and buy or read and wait.