Trojan Hero & Prince Of Troy: Bronze Age Romance Novels
The Beginning commences with two main characters, to whom I have given their own views and voices. It is how they met and fell in love. A tragedy separates the young lovers and the hero, Hektôr, must save his best friend and future wife, Andromakhé, or die in trying to rescue her. What was love and dedication 3,200 years before we were born? Will love have a happy ending? Find out in the first saga of many more to come.
3,200 years ago there existed a nation of Trojan people. After eleven years of research, and reading about the war that annihilated their race, I decided to breathe life where it did not exist before. Through my own desire to know more about these people, I have come to the conclusion that the only way to know more is to imagine how they may have lived. I have researched enough to know what they ate, who their trade relations and allies were, as well as what they wore, and how fiercely they loved. Dedication to family, country and their religion was utmost important to this pious race of people. What I have taken the last seven years to write is what I see in my own imagination as the way Trojans lived – and loved. Historical romance has always been my passion, and I want to take you on the same journeys I have been on and loved for so long. The Beginning commences with two main characters, to whom I have given their own views and voices. It is how they met and fell in love. A tragedy separates the young lovers and the hero, Hektôr, must save his best friend and future wife, Andromakhé, or die in trying to rescue her. What was love and dedication 3,200 years before we were born? Will love have a happy ending? Find out in the first saga of many more to come.
Review from Amazon.com: ★★★★★ "This story commences with a forged friendship between Hector and Andromakhe and ends in a love story that could have a tragic ending. I have waited patiently for many years now waiting on this magnificent story to unfold. I have had the privilege of reading bits and pieces of this story over the years. From the first time I read about the love between these two characters, I begged the author to continue their story. Something about the way the story is told grabbed me from the start. I don't know if it is the story being told from the characters viewpoint or just the magnificnt way the author writes that has held me captive from the first samplings I read. If you enjoy historical fiction, I encourage you to give this book a try. It is a quick read that will have you wanting for the next installment into the continuing saga of these two fascinating characters and a love that expands all time. This review was originally posted on goodreads."
Eva J Coppersmith
Review By Melanie Archer: Trojan Hero and Prince of Troy – Prince Hektor A bronze age romance novel by Amarissa Amber Cale Review by Melanie Archer The Reading Chestnut
‘When you serve another this does not mean you are less than human….’ This is my favourite quote from the first in a series of books I have recently read by Amarissa Amber Cale.
Live, love, laugh then love some more! Is the motto of the author of a series of bronze age romance novels, and this motto shines through her work, her love for the period, love for the characters and the love they have for each other. I have not previously read any historical fiction as I always feared I would get bogged down and confused with all the historical details that had to be in it, and feared that I would struggle with who was who and confuse the tale with my own pre-conceived knowledge of the period and what I thought it would be like. So admittedly I read this with some trepidation. I had no-reason to worry, which is why readers should be open minded when it comes with trying something new. Prince Hektor delivers a high expectation in the first of a series of stories creating an epic saga set in Troy. The author promises to take eleven years of dedicated, complex research into the Trojans and their fall, and make it personal by 'breathing life into where it did not exist before, to know more is to know how they lived.' Although I only know a brief outline of the details of this period in history I trust that the author knows and has an understanding of how the world worked then in order to have let her imagination seep through and make the people of the past people of the present. The beginning of the series is a tale of love; boy meets girl; princess meets prince; and looks at what it means to be to be in love and the ferociousness and the dedication in brings out in others. Andromakhe is sent away from her home in Thebe to go and live in Troy by her father the King of Cilicia, to learn how to be a proper princess under the care of the King and Queen of Troy, against her own wishes. Andromakhe is an independent girl who knows her mind and has no trouble in speaking it to whoever she chooses. Upon arrival at Troy she is put under the watchful eye of Prince Hektor, son of the King and Queen. With an intense and imposing air about him, something about him captures Andromakhe's attention and she decides that she will be nice to him and him alone. This meeting sets the friendship up with the enticement that there may be more ahead. Yet as always, wherever and whenever you are, love is never simple, never clear and never obvious. With a kidnapping and events going beyond his control will Hektor be able to show and persuade her of his feelings before another suitor comes into the mix.
Amarissa Amber Cale has an easy to follow simple style, with clear attention to detail without overpowering the reader. Included at the end of the book is some factual details about Troy and it's history should you wish to read further and even carry out your own research.
This has all the promise of being a well received saga in the genre of Historical fiction, the scene is set, we have our hero and our heroine, and we as readers have a brief view of where this tale will climax through our own prior knowledge. I suspect that this series will provide plenty of facts as well as some artistic creativity with the characters lives and what lies in-store for them, a different time perhaps but still the same as us, see the people of Troy come to life. If you like a love story then this is well worth a read.
'Ease into historical fiction with Amarissa Amber Cale'
Books by Amarissa Amber Cale
Katie’s parents treated her like a showpiece, and a punching bag for her resentful mother. Her life revolved around flashing camera bulbs and tyrannical abuse by both her parents. When she was young, Katie was an adorable little girl, but as she got older, she came to understand that hers was not a normal family. Despite suspicion surrounding what took place behind the Pryor’s closed doors, friends, family, & professionals alike remained silent.
Dustin Morgan was an ordinary guy with a plumbing degree, and a girlfriend at home. He is on to the next contract, and it's going to pay big. He has no idea what he's about to sign up for, but he has yet to meet his new boss, Jamie Bolin. Dustin is faced with a dilemma when Jamie and her assistant have their own set of rules in the new nudist colony; can he abide by their rules, or will he run the other way? Adult situations and language 18+up.
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Katie is a young woman who escaped the cruelty she endured at home as a child. As an adult, she becomes caregiver to one of her abusers. Her peaceful life is soon interrupted by shocking accusations of murder. A whirlwind investigation leaves many to doubt Katie's innocence, including Katie herself. She finds support from an esteemed partner, but even he may not be able to prevent her conviction.
I have discovered how few people know much, if anything, about the era, I have decided to spend some time writing this summary of all that would be pertinent to the series. I hope you look forward to many of the romantic stories to come in this fascinating time in our history.