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Review : Queens of Themiscyra by Hannah Lynn

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book cover for Queens of Themiscyra by Hannah Lynn.  Orange a blue decoration around the outside of the book with two Roman soldiers back to back in the middle and a long boat above the title
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Medusa Publishing (22 April 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 456 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1915346061
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1915346063

Sisters. Mothers. Lovers. Warriors.

In ancient Themiscyra, Hippolyte rules as Queen of the Amazons. Feared throughout Greece, their skills on the battlefield are unrivalled. But when a ship lands on their shores, it brings something more dangerous than the threat of war. It brings a future Hippolyte could never have dreamed of.

Swept away to Athens, Hippolyte learns a love that transcends even the bond of the Amazon women. But can she forget her warrior past and forge a new life?

With her sister gone, Penthesilea is left with no choice but to rise as the new Amazon Queen. Forgoing her sister’s compassion and wisdom, Penthesilea rules with impulsiveness and ferocity that sparks terror throughout the Aegean. But when Hippolyte’s world starts to crumble it is up to Penthesilea to decide how far she will go to defend their honour, family and way of life.

If you are a fan of epic tales, powerful female characters, and mythology retellings you are going to love the latest book in Hannah Lynn’s Grecian Women Series.

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Queens of Themiscyra Review

In Queens of Themiscyra, the mythological story of the Queens of the Amazon is retold in a compelling, readable, enthralling way.

Focusing on Queen Hyppolyte of the Amazons, it tells her story from strong, beloved leader and warrior to partner of Theseus.

Born from the God of War these formidable Amazonian women were fearless and when Hypollyte falls for Theseus she leaves the rest of the women to follow her heart, leaving her sister Penthesilea in charge.

Ruling with ferocity and power, Penthesilea is not the same kind of leader her sister was and the love that turned Hypollyte away from the Amazon women end up being far from what she had hoped.

I didn’t know much about the Queens of the Amazon so I didn’t know what to expect but the way this book is written meant I found it engrossing and I was swept away by how epic it was.

Written beautifully with wonderfully descriptive language I learned a lot about these women and about the way their strength is their absolute power, with no need for men at all in their lives.

I was almost disappointed with the fact that Hypollyte left her women for the love of a man who ends up falling short of her (and my) expectations.

Reading Queens of Themiscryra has made me want to read more about the Greek myths and the author has succeeded in creating the stories in a truly accessible way.

This is the second book I’ve read in the series and it’s every bit as fabulous as Athena’s Child!


Hannah Lynn is the winner of the 2018 Kindle Storyteller Award. Her first historical fiction novel, Athena’s Child, was a gold medallist at the Independent Publishers Awards, while her follow up, A Spartan’s Sorrow, has attracted interest from the film producer behind the 300 series and Se7en.

After graduating from university, she spent 15 years as a teacher of physics, first in the UK and then Thailand, Malaysia, Austria and Jordan. It was during this time, inspired by the imaginations of the young people she taught, she began writing short stories for children, and later adult fiction.

Now living in Essex, UK with her husband, daughter and horde of cats, she spends her days writing Historical fiction and romantic comedy novels.

Twitter – @HMLynnauthor

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HannahLynnAuthor/

Hannah Lynn Books

Athena’s Child

Queens of Themiscyra

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