The Lost Sisterhood

The Lost Sisterhood

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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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. Advance praise for The Lost Sisterhood "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 their legacy endures."'Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and The Spymistress "Anne Fortier's boldly imaginative and beautifully plotted novel takes us on a spellbinding journey from the halls of Oxford to the ruins of Troy, with a mysterious journal leading the way to a fascinating history. The Lost Sisterhood connects wonderfully smart and strong sisters of the present and the past in a story I won't soon forget."'Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Daughters "The Lost Sisterhood is a bright, burning, magnificent accomplishment. Compulsively readable, mystical and heroic, this is a novel that will capture your interest, your imagination, and your heart. The compelling characters, beautifully rendered settings, and fascinating and original history are well served by the creativity with which Fortier blends them in this truly amazing story."'M. J. Rose, author of The Book of Lost Fragrances From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780345536235
0345536231
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Lisina
Apr 01, 2015

Brilliant. Riveting. Rich characters that are woven into dueling story lines that blend the past with the present. This journey follows the story of two women, separated by millennia, one to lead her sisters through the ancient world and the other to prove their existence and that their legacy is enduring. This is a fast-paced, spellbinding adventure that will capture the imagination and heart.

ontherideau Jan 20, 2015

The first third of this was so interesting then I felt it slowly dissolved into a silly romance.

ehbooklover May 19, 2014

This one is a real page turner! I loved both the ancient and contemporary storylines, as well as both protagonists. I also found the Amazonian theme fascinating. A great read for fans of Indiana Jones movies and Dan Brown books.

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natambbrown
May 16, 2014

I loved this book! It was a little long but it keeps you on your toes.

Follow the lives of Diana Morgan and Myrina. Two strong women whose lives eventually intersect as the present searches out the past. History will repeat itself and love conquers all.

Mythology, history, suspense, & love rolled into one.

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