The Lost Sisterhood
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". . . adventures of a modern academic . . ."
In The Lost Sisterhood, Anne Fortier spins a marvelous story in which the adventures of a modern academic parallels those of a woman who lived thousands of years before her.
Oxford University language specialist Diana Morgan is engaged by a shadowy organization to follow the trail of the Amazons, mythical warrior women of the Bronze Age world. In North Africa she meets the organization’s representative, the handsome but unpredictable Nick Barrán. He shows her the first clue to the lost sisterhood, buried in an ancient temple beneath the desert sands. She interprets the clue but is forced to flee for her life when events take a lethal turn. It’s not long before Diana realizes her quest is fraught with danger and deceit. It leads her to discover uncomfortably close connections with her own family, particularly her eccentric grandmother.
The parallel tale follows Myrina, huntress-priestess-queen, the leader of the band of women who would one day become the Amazons. After her home in ancient Algeria is ravaged by Greek pirates, Myrina sets out in pursuit of the men who took her sisters. She follows the trail to Knossos, Mycenae, and then on to Troy, where she encounters Paris, Agamemnon, Menelaus, Helen and Priam, sparking off the events leading to the legend of Troy.
Diana’s and Myrina’s paths converge as Diana discovers why the Amazons have such a strong pull on her life and why two vindictive and powerful treasure hunters are seeking them. The dramatic conclusion opens up a whole new world of discovery, but Diana wonders—is it worth the cost?
Reviewer: Cindy A. Matthews