The World Beyond

The World Beyond PDF Epub The World Beyond Author Deanna Madden Federicoscridel.eu 429 B.C After Losing Her Family To The Plague That Strikes Athens In The Second Year Of Its War With Sparta, Fifteen Year Old Rhea Goes To Live With Her Aunt And Uncle But When She Fails To Measure Up To Her Aunt S Expectations, She Finds Herself Facing An Arranged Marriage To A Cruel Man Than Twice Her Age.As She Struggles To Find A Way To Avoid The Unwanted Marriage, She Hears About A Handsome Young Athlete Named Doros And Resolves To Catch A Glimpse Of Him No Easy Task In A Society That Believes Daughters And Wives Belong In The Home And Should Not Go Out In Public Without A Chaperone And Is One Glimpse Enough When She Climbs The Acropolis To Appeal To The Goddess Athena For Help, She Encounters Another Young Man Who Intrigues Her Maron, A Gifted Sculptor And A Slave As Their Friendship Grows, He Urges Her To Risk Everything For The Life She Wants But Does She Have The Courage To Take Such A Leap With Time Running Out, Rhea Must Decide Whether To Resign Herself To The Loveless Marriage Her Society And The Gods Decree, Or Defy Them And Choose Her Own Destiny In This Poignant Coming Of Age Tale Of Love And The Longing To Be Free.

  • 4.5
  • 992
  • English
  • 12 July 2017
  • Paperback
  • 260 pages
  • 0692897739
  • The World Beyond
  • Deanna Madden

10 thoughts on “The World Beyond

  1. Anji Ison says:

    I was lucky enough to win a free printed copy of this novel I enjoyed the story of Rhea and I liked that she refused to just accept her fate.

  2. Aristotle says:

    The year 429 B.C the Golden Age of Greece.A time where Socrates, Plato, and Pericles walk the streets of Athens.As war raged on with Sparta and the plague ravaged the city, Rhea was set to marry a man she despised An arranged marriage by her uncle to settle his gambling debts.Would her prayers to the Goddess Athena save her from such a cruel fate Or have the Gods on Mount Olympus forsaken her and the residents of Athens This was a well written coming of age story set under the shadow of the Pa The year 429 B.C the Golden Age of Greece.A time where Socrates, Plato, and Pericles walk the streets of Athens.As war raged on with Sparta and the plague ravaged the city, Rhea was set to marry a man she despised An arranged marriage by her uncle to settle his gambling debts.Would her prayers to the Goddess Athena save her from such a cruel fate Or have the Gods on Mount Olympus forsaken her and the residents of Athens This was a well written coming of age story...

  3. Mary says:

    A bit of a lightweight story, but I enjoyed reading about places and events from history A young girl tries to escape her forced marriage to a brutal older man chosen by her uncle arranged to pay off a gambling debt Takes place during the ...

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