I heart this series so much! This one is especially close to my little classical history/mythology loving little heart!!!
Alexios may be the by blow of the king but he has been acknowledged by his father. That just sets him up to be a target for the spite of the Queen. She has her heart set on her daughters taking the throne, not the son of a slave.
Sophia is the daughter of the other ruling house of Sparta. The lines have never mingled before but Sophia has her heart set on Alexios and she also wants to revolutionise the way that Sparta is run and abolish the abandoning of children to the elements, amongst other things.
Sophia is no elegant maiden, she is clumsy and a klutz but so open hearted, everything a Spartan Princess should not be!
Alexios does his damnedest to avoid Sophia but he can’t help but be drawn to her.
This was a superlative little trip back in time to when men were warriors and gods interfered in the lives of mortals. I was a little broken hearted when I learned what was in store for Sophia and Alexios and I am now craving the next in the series already!!!