The Lost Sisterhood tells the story of Diana, a young and aspiring–but somewhat aimless–professor at Oxford. Her fascination with the history of the Amazons, the legendary warrior women of ancient Greece, is deeply connected with her own family’s history; her grandmother in particular. When Diana is invited to consult on an archeological excavation, she quickly realizes that here, finally, may be the proof that the Amazons were real.
The Amazons’ “true” story–and Diana’s history–is threaded along with this modern day hunt. This historical back-story focuses on a group of women, and more specifically on two sisters, whose fight to survive takes us through ancient Athens and to Troy, where the novel reinvents our perspective on the famous Trojan War.
I have decided that I will keep this review to a minimum because I did not finish this one. I did give it a try when I read 60% of this and then decided that I would rather invest my time somewhere else.
Diana is all about a very intelligent scholar but with no common sense, which makes her go away to a strange place with total strangers without telling anyone. And then there is some wild goose chase from archeological excavation site to another, with no concern about her job which can be in serious danger by her prolonged absence.
I loved the story of Myrah which is of the Amazon era written in between Diana’s story. Myrah’s story was far more convincing and interesting, but I could not relate to the Amazons totally. he rest of the story was boring when Diana goes on and on about her grandmother’s connection with Amazons.
After a point, I could not relate to Diana, or the legend of the Amazons or other side characters that I abandoned it.
Not my kind !!!
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Source: eARC from Netgalley
Pub Date: March 11th 2014