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Anne Fortier grew up in Europe, in Denmark mainly, and studied for her PhD there, including spending a year at Oxford, where she met her husband. After university she moved to the US, where she worked in film and television before writing Juliet, inspired by the very first Romeo and Juliet story, which was set in Siena.
August 2010 Debut of the Month. A charming, romantic and thrilling debut. Julie discovers that she is a descendant of the woman who inspired Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. A beautiful novel taking you back through time, through the stunning scenery of Italy and to the centre of a family feud that has continued for centuries. Wonderful.
Diana Morgan, ehkspert po grecheskoj mifologii, chitaet lekcii v Oksforde. Ee uvlechenie mifami nachalos' eshche v detstve. I vot teper' tainstvennyj, no ochen' bogatyj fond predlagaet ej otpravit'sya v puteshestvie dlya rasshifrovki obnaruzhennyh v drevnem hrame nadpisej, yakoby prinadlezhashchih amazonkam, i Diana ne mozhet otkazat'sya. No ehto lish' nachalo puti... Mirina - pervaya carica amazonok - peresechet Sredizemnoe more v otchayannoj popytke osvobodit' sester, popavshih v plen k grekami. No ehto lish' nachalo ee puteshestviya... Angliya i Severnaya Afrika, Greciya i drevnya Troya, Krit, Germaniya i Finlyandiya. Nashi dni i dalekoe proshloe. Dve geroini, razdelennye vremenem, srazhayutsya za to, chtoby nasledie amazonok ne bylo poteryano naveki. Ot avtora mezhdunarodnogo bestsellera Dzhul'etta Vpervye na russkom yazyke!
Sie sind stark, Sie sind Legende. Sie sind die Amazonen:Von der Agais bis ans Nordmeer - die junge Wissenschaftlerin Diana Morgan ist einen jahrtausendealten Ratsel auf der Spur: Sind die Amazonen mehr als ein Mythos - und gibt es die GEHEIMEN SCHWESTERN heute noch? Der neue, mitreiende Roman von "e;Spiegel"e;-Bestsellerautorin Anne Fortier.Was, wenn die Legende wahr ware?Diana Morgan ist vom Mythos der Amazonen fasziniert. Bei Grabungen in der Wuste stot sie auf die Spur der ersten Konigin der Amazonen, Myrina. Um ihre Kriegerinnen, einst von griechischen Kampfern entfuhrt, zu befreien, sturzte Myrina sich mitten in den beruhmtesten Konflikt der Antike - den Trojanischen Krieg. Nun macht sich Diana mit Nick Barran, dem undurchsichtigen Leiter der Grabung, auf die Suche nach dem legendaren Schatz, den die Amazonen beim Fall von Troja retten konnten. Aber sie wird dabei ausspioniert und gejagt. Ohne zu wissen, ob sie Nick trauen kann, folgt Diana der Spur der Amazonen von der Agais uber Deutschland bis an den Rand der Welt - eine Suche, die ihr Leben auf immer verandern wird.
Mogla li znat' Dzhuliya Dzhejkobs, otpravivshis' v Italiyu za nasledstvom, chto okazhetsya v ehpicentre dramy, kornyami uhodyashchej v seduyu drevnost'. I tem bolee mogla li ona hotya by predpolagat', chto yavlyaetsya pryamym potomkom znamenitoj Dzhul'etty, otdavshej svoe serdce Romeo, ch'yu lyubov' naveki obessmertil SHekspir. Popav na rodinu predkov, Dzhuliya s uzhasom ponimaet, chto vrazhda semej prodolzhaetsya, chuma na oba vashi doma drevnee proklyatie, nalozhennoe kogda-to, dejstvuet do sih por, i dlya togo, chtoby polozhit' konec neprekrashchayushchemusya krovoprolitiyu, nuzhno rasputat' klubok zagadok, odna opasnee i kaverznee drugoj.
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Juliet comes a mesmerizing novel about a young scholar who risks her reputationand her lifeon a thrilling journey to prove that the legendary warrior women known as the Amazons actually existed. Oxford lecturer Diana Morgan is an expert on Greek mythology. Her obsession with the Amazons started in childhood when her eccentric grandmother claimed to be one herselfbefore vanishing without a trace. Diana's colleagues shake their heads at her Amazon fixation. But then a mysterious, well-financed foundation makes Diana an offer she cannot refuse. Traveling to North Africa, Diana teams up with Nick Barran, an enigmatic Middle Eastern guide, and begins deciphering an unusual inscription on the wall of a recently unearthed temple. There she discovers the name of the first Amazon queen, Myrina, who crossed the Mediterranean in a heroic attempt to liberate her kidnapped sisters from Greek pirates, only to become embroiled in the most famous conflict of the ancient worldthe Trojan War. Taking their cue from the inscription, Diana and Nick set out to find the fabled treasure that Myrina and her Amazon sisters salvaged from the embattled city of Troy so long ago. Diana doesn't know the nature of the treasure, but she does know that someone is shadowing her, and that Nick has a sinister agenda of his own. With danger lurking at every turn, and unsure of whom to trust, Diana finds herself on a daring and dangerous quest for truth that will forever change her world. Sweeping from England to North Africa to Greece and the ruins of ancient Troy, and navigating between present and past, The Lost Sisterhood is a breathtaking, passionate adventure of two women on parallel journeys, separated by time, who must fight to keep the lives and legacy of the Amazons from being lost forever.Praise for The Lost Sisterhood ';Impossible to put down . . . Meticulous research, a delicious mystery, and characters that leap from the story make this brilliant book a Perfect 10.'Romance Reviews Today ';Anne Fortier tells two tales of adventure, mystery and romance . . . reminiscent of The Da Vinci Code with a hint of A Discovery of Witches.'Fredericksburg Free LanceStar ';Boldly original . . . will intrigue lovers of ancient worlds as well as those who are just fans of a good story.'Bookreporter ';A gorgeous journey from England to North Africa to Greece, thrilling readers with beautiful settings, courageous women and breathtaking adventure.'BookPage ';Grounded in a thorough knowledge of classical literature, this skillful interweaving of plausible archaeological speculation, ancient mythology, and exciting modern adventure will delight fans of such authors as Kate Mosse and Katherine Neville.'Library Journal (starred review)';The Lost Sisterhood is a spellbinding adventure, a tale of two courageous women separated by millennia but pursuing interwoven quests: one to protect and lead her sisters through a dangerous ancient world, the other to prove that the legendary tribe of women truly existed, and that their legacy endures.'Jennifer Chiaverini, author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and The Spymistress';Magical, ambitious, and riveting, The Lost Sisterhood blends past and present to bring the myth of the ancient Amazon to life.'Kim Fay, author of The Map of Lost MemoriesFrom the Hardcover edition.
A sweeping novel of intrigue and identity, of love and legacy, as a young woman discovers that her own fate is irrevocably tiedfor better or worseto literature's greatest star-crossed lovers.Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie's twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a keyone carried by her mother on the day she herself diedto a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy. This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forevera journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo. Their ill-fated love turned medieval Siena upside-down and went on to inspire generations of poets and artists, the story reaching its pinnacle in Shakespeare's famous tragedy. But six centuries have a way of catching up to the present, and Julie gradually begins to discover that here, in this ancient city, the past and present are hard to tell apart. The deeper she delves into the history of Romeo and Giulietta, and the closer she gets to the treasure they allegedly left behind, the greater the danger surrounding hersuperstitions, ancient hostilities, and personal vendettas. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in the unforgettable blood feud, she begins to fear that the notorious curse';A plague on both your houses!'is still at work, and that she is destined to be its next target. Only someone like Romeo, it seems, could save her from this dreaded fate, but his story ended long ago. Or did it?Praise for Juliet';One of those rare novels that have it all . . . I was swept away'Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants ';Juliet leads us on a thrilling treasure hunt through present-day Italy that makes the classic tragedy itself spellbinding all over again.'Elle ';Boldly imagined, brilliantly plotted, beautifully described, Juliet will carry you spellbound until the gripping end.'Susan Vreeland, author of Clara and Mr. Tiffany ';The Shakespearean scholarship on display is both impressive and well-handled.'The Washington Post
Das Geheimnis um die grote Liebesgeschichte der Welt: Romeo und Julia.Ein altes Buch lockt die junge Amerikanerin Julia nach Italien: es ist die Urfassung des Romeo-und-Julia-Stoffes und es handelt von den verfeindeten Familien Tolomei und Salimbeni in Siena. Vollig uberrascht stot Julia auch auf die Warnung ihrer verstorbenen Mutter: bis heute liege ein Fluch auf den Familien - und damit auch auf ihr. Denn ihr wahrer Name ist Giulietta Tolomei. Auf der Suche nach ihrem Erbe spurt Julia, dass sie beobachtet und verfolgt wird. Wahrend Siena dem Palio entgegenfiebert, gerat sie in hochste Gefahr. Wird der Fluch der Vergangenheit auch ihr zum Schicksal?