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Bold, brilliant and brutal. Rich with psychological insight, hypnotic characters and thrilling dialogue, Wilson's writing recalls the great Mary Renault ... I cannot wait for the next instalment!"

Nikki Marmery, author of Lilith

Clytemnestra's Bind is a bold and brave retelling that gives voice to Clytemnestra as she challenges the men that hold power. A compelling and evocative book that had me gripped from the first word."

Elizabeth Lee, author of Cunning Women

I loved Clytemnestra's Bind. Susan C Wilson brings raw emotion to every page. She portrays Clytemnestra with all the compassion, determination and strength that she deserved. A truly heart-wrenching read.

Hannah Lynn, author of Athena's Child

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Clytemnestra's Bind

Book One of

The House of Atreus trilogy

Forced into marriage with the murderer of her family, a Greek queen fights to protect the children she bears him.



The House of Atreus is spiralling into self-destruction—a woman must find a way to break the family curse.

Queen Clytemnestra's world shatters when Agamemnon, a rival to the throne of Mycenae, storms her palace, destroys her family and claims not only the throne but Clytemnestra herself. Tormented by her loss, she vows to do all she can to protect the children born from her unhappy marriage to Agamemnon. But when her husband casts his ruthless gaze towards the wealthy citadel of Troy, his ambitions threaten to once more destroy the family Clytemnestra loves.

From one of Greek mythology's most reviled characters—a woman who challenged the absolute power of men—comes this fiery tale of power, family rivalry and a mother's burning love.

The Lady of Mycenae fresco, c.1600 BCE, National Archaeological Museum, Athens

"You attack me as if I were some empty headed woman. But you know me well enough: I speak with a fearless heart and whether you praise me or blame me it’s all the same to me."

Clytemnestra, in The Agamemnon of Aeschyus
Translated by George Theodoridis

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