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Hera

Jennifer Saint

The enthralling tale of a powerful Greek goddess maligned in both myth and ancient history, as told by Sunday Times bestselling author Jennifer Saint.

'An exceptional achievement' ELODIE HARPER
'A very special novel' COSTANZA CASATI
'The essential mythological book of the decade' NIKITA GILL

When Hera, immortal goddess and daughter of the ancient Titan Cronus, helps her brother Zeus to overthrow their tyrannical father, she dreams of ruling at his side.

As they establish their reign on Mount Olympus, Hera suspects that Zeus might be just as ruthless and cruel as the father they betrayed.

She was always born to rule, but must she lose herself in perpetuating this cycle of violence and cruelty? Or can she find a way to forge a better world?

Often portrayed as the jealous wife or the wicked stepmother, this retelling captures the many sides of Hera, vengeful when she needs to be but also compassionate and most importantly, an all-powerful queen to the gods.

More praise for HERA:

'A thrilling depiction'
ELIZABETH FREMANTLE
'Subtle, nuanced and utterly gorgeous' SARAH UNDERWOOD
'Jennifer Saint's best book yet' ROSIE HEWLETT
'Vast in scope and thoroughly entertaining' NIKKI MARMERY
'An absolutely triumph' JASMINE ELMER

  • Classification : Historical Fiction
  • Pub Date : MAY 23, 2024
  • Imprint : Wildfire
  • Page Extent : 400
  • Binding : TPB
  • ISBN : 9781472292216
  • Price : INR 899
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Jennifer Saint

Jennifer Saint grew up reading Greek mythology and was always drawn to the untold stories hidden within the myths. She read Classical Studies at King's College, London where she is now a Visiting Research Fellow in the Classics department. After thirteen years as a high school English teacher, she wrote Ariadne which was shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year in 2021 and was a Waterstones Book of the Month, as well as being a Sunday Times bestseller. Her second novel, Elektra, and third novel, Atalanta, were number one Sunday Times bestsellers. Her latest mesmerising mythological retelling is titled Hera.

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