The anticipated sequel to Claire Andrews’ Daughter of Sparta, Blood of Troy, is finally available now! The duology is a re-imagining of the Daphne and Apollo myth. Daughter of Sparta follows protagonist Daphne, who sets out on a quest to find a number of items in order to save her brother. Blood of Troy sees Daphne and Helen learn about a betrayal that brings her and readers into the midst of the Trojan War.
To celebrate the launch of the book, Andrews is heading on a virtual tour throughout the month that begins today, September 6. More details are available here. On October 7, Andrews will also appear in-person at the Shrewsbury Library in Vermont.
Blood of Troy is available online and in stores. Check out the full synopsis from Hachette below:
A year after saving the powers of Olympus by defeating Nyx, the Goddess of Darkness, Daphne is haunted by still-looming threats, her complicated feelings for the god Apollo, and the promise she made to the Olympian gods that she would help them again when they called upon her. When their command finally comes, it is deceptively simple: secure herself a spot as one of Queen Helen’s guards.
A war is coming, and all of Sparta must be prepared.
In the midst of a treaty summit among the monarchs of Greece, Daphne and Helen uncover a plot of betrayal–and soon, a battle begins that leads to all-out war. As the kingdoms of Greece clash on the shores of Troy and the gods choose sides, Daphne must use her wits, her training, and her precarious relationship with Apollo to find a way to keep her queen safe, stop the war, and uncover the true reason the gods led her to Troy. But the gods are keeping more than one secret, and Daphne will be forced to decide how far she is willing to go to save those she loves–and whose side she’s on in a war that is prophesized to be the downfall of her people.