Troy, 1853. AN infant with golden locks and violet eyes is found in the Skamandros river between two villages—one Creek, one Turkish— which have hated one another for centuries. She is Dastar, the patron goddess of ancient Troy, and she has come back to life to search for her lost love. Dastar grows up in the poor houses of the vil¬lagers—with Greek Kleito, Turkish Hattoura and the old witch who tells the future and sees the past—and in the mansions, too, of the local Levan¬tine landowners. She approaches the most cele¬brated archaeologists of the age, Heinrich
Schliemann, Frank Calvert and Jimmy Mellaart, and guides them to the ancient treasure so it will once more see the light of day.
A tale of a three-thousand-year-old love which races like a whirlwind through the pages of the book. An tale of dangerous passions, and an unput-downable allegory for the timelessness of love.
From the best-selling author of The Witches of Smyrna