Item description for Korinna - Daughters of the Fire, I (Daughters of Fire) (Daughters of Fire) by Kristina...
With the audience appeal of The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough and The Last King by Michael Curtis Ford, Korinna - Daughters of the Fire, I, is an intense tour-de-force into the history of Ancient Greece, Rome, Anatolia, and the plight of women in those times. Women who had no say in the running of their own lives, and women who only lived for their men who were then slain in battle. Locale and Time: Korinna, Daughters of the Fire, I, begins during the first of the three Mithriadic Wars fought between the Kingdom of Pontus and the Republic of Rome for control of Anatolia/Asia Minor, from 89 B.C. onward. Ephesus, Sardis and Pergamum, three famous cities of Antiquity, provide the stage upon which the novel revolves. By Roman times, the matriarchal religion of Anatolia had changed, though the female principle was still dominant. The original mother-fertility goddesses were now identified with the love goddesses of Greece and Rome, Aphrodite and Venus. Korinna, an orphan novice of Artemis, and the Holy Women (priestess-prostitutes of Aphrodite) Melitta and Chrysanthe, born during a time of chaotic transition in Anatolian history that pitted not only nation against nation, but parent against child, were truly Daughters of the Fire that had swept this ancient land.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 1.1" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Nov 10, 2006
Publisher Rose International Publishing House
ISBN 193057455X ISBN13 9781930574557
Reviews - What do customers think about Korinna - Daughters of the Fire, I (Daughters of Fire) (Daughters of Fire)?
A Clash of Civilizations Jan 9, 2008
Kristina O'Donnelly's latest book in the Lands of the Morning series is a headlong immersion in a pivotal time when Anatolia was the battleground in the contest between Rome and the last of the Hellenic empires. Korinna, the main character and namesake of the novel, mirrors in her life and travels the issues and undercurrents of the times that culminate in the wars between Mithradates of Pontus and an aggressive but unsettled Roman Republic. The winner will rule the Western World.
O'Donnelly has the ability to bring into the light all the nuances of Greco-Roman culture and its clashes. Her knowledge of the period and feeling for the land are contagious. Her understanding of the occult and its place in the lives of the people of the time are on the mark. Put together with sex and action that's more than a tease and you have a recipe for an exciting read. Don't miss it.
Spellbinding, hard-hitting, fast moving Mar 23, 2007
This is the sixth novel I've read by Kristina O'Donnelly, and once again she has come through for me. This is a spellbinding, hardhitting, and fast-moving historical novel that manages to be chock-full-of-information too. It is not as long as The Horseman or Andromakhe, but I understand there will be a sequel. I look forward to it. Recommended read. You won't be disappointed.
Fascinating historical fiction Nov 25, 2006
During the late Roman Republic, Rome is distracted by civil war. The Italian states rise up against Rome's overbearing, and Marius and Sulla battle for primacy in the world-leading city-state-empire. In the east, Mithradites, the last of the great threats to Roman rule, sees an opportunity to act, to cast out the Romans and make himself the primary power in the region.
In this critical time in history, a young woman seeks knowledge of her past. Doing so puts her at risk--both from randy Roman soldiers and from the bloody revolution that Mithradites is preaching. Surviving will be tough. Can she also expect to find her heart?
Author Kristina O'Donnelly creates some of the most exciting historical fiction being written today.