Wednesday, May 25, 2016

By Helen's Hand (Helen of Sparta #2) by Amalia Carosella

02_By Helen's Hand

By Helen's Hand (Helen of Sparta #2) by Amalia Carosella

Publication Date: May 10, 2016
Lake Union Publishing
eBook & Paperback;

Genre: Historical Fiction

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With divine beauty comes dangerous power.

Helen believed she could escape her destiny and save her people from utter destruction. After defying her family and betraying her intended husband, she found peace with her beloved Theseus, the king of Athens and son of Poseidon.

But peace did not last long. Cruelly separated from Theseus by the gods, and uncertain whether he will live or die, Helen is forced to return to Sparta. In order to avoid marriage to Menelaus, a powerful prince unhinged by desire, Helen assembles an array of suitors to compete for her hand. As the men circle like vultures, Helen dreams again of war—and of a strange prince, meant to steal her away. Every step she takes to protect herself and her people seems to bring destruction nearer. Without Theseus’s strength to support her, can Helen thwart the gods and stop her nightmare from coming to pass?
My Review
Five Stars
Copy from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour for an honest review
"By Helen's Hand" by Amalia  Carosella was a fantastic read. I was completely captivated and drawn into the world of  Helen. In this part of the story, Helen is struggling against her destiny.  Carosella drew me into the world of Helen. Although I knew of her story, after reading this story she felt real and I connected with her and her struggle.  Carosella's passion for the time period seeps through the  pages and the tension rises up to meet the reader. I did not read the first book in the series, Helen of Sparta but I think that it will only add to an already enriching story.

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03_Amalia Carosella AuthorAbout the Author

Amalia Carosella graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelors degree in Classical Studies and English. An avid reader and former bookseller, she writes about old heroes and older gods. She lives with her husband in upstate New York and dreams of the day she will own goats (and maybe even a horse, too). For more information, visit her blog at She also writes fantasy and paranormal romance as Amalia Dillin.

You can also connect with Amalia on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter here and here.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, May 16

Tour Kick Off at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, May 17

Review at The Reading Queen

Wednesday, May 18

Review at Book Lovers Paradise

Thursday, May 19

Review at 100 Pages a Day

Monday, May 23

Review at Creating Herstory

Tuesday, May 24

Review at Book Nerd

Wednesday, May 25

Review at Let Them Read Books

Thursday, May 26

Review at Helen's Daughter

Wednesday, June 1

Review at History From a Woman's Perspective

Friday, June 3

Review at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Monday, June 6

Review at Ageless Pages Reviews

Wednesday, June 8

Interview at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!

Thursday, June 16

Review at Impressions In Ink

Friday, June 17

Review at Layered Pages

Monday, June 20

Review at Just One More Chapter

Wednesday, June 22

Review at CelticLady's Reviews

Friday, June 24

Tour Wrap Up at Passages to the Past


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