The story follows the tragic life of Phaedra via a long-lost letter she wrote on her deathbed, under the influence of a fatal poison taken after unrequited love. The letter includes many of the dramatic Greek fables such as Poseidon and the Minotaur cleverly wrapped into the background of her life.
I found the story started a little slow, with much description and little action, but picked up as the story went along. Perhaps it would have been more engaging as a longer text or diary, as I would engage with a new character, but then the story veered away from them. I would like to hear more of Phaedra's thoughts and emotions as her fascinating life unfolded. The descriptions of ancient Greek life and artistry were well done, and I'd love to hear more from the author. I'd recommend this story for anyone with an interest in history.
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