While she was still trembling with the complete unexpectedness of what Aeneas had just said and done, he leaned forward a little and kissed her on the mouth. Just one swift, soft touch of his lips on hers and then he turned and walked away.Love can be deadly. Especially when two girls fall for the same man one a queen, the other her serving girl.Elissa knows she is playing with fire, but she cant resist. Queen Dido suspects nothing, until one fateful night Secrets are revealed, hearts are broken and as dawn breaks, a terrible tragedy unfolds.A passionate tale of love, betrayal and revenge.
ADELE GERAS was born in Jerusalem and travelled widely as a child. She started writing over twenty-five years ago and has published more than 80 titles. Ithaka was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. She lives in Manchester with her husband and has two grown-up daughters and two grandchildren.