The spellbinding retelling of Greek mythology’s greatest heroine


Mother. Monarch. Murderer. Magnificent . . . meet Clytemnestra, the ancient world's most wronged woman . . .

'Vivid with fury, passion and strength, this is a fabulous myth retelling'

'A blaze of a novel, fiery and furious - and alight with murderous revenge' DAILY MAIL


She is born to a king but marries a tyrant.

She watches helplessly as he sacrifices her child to the gods.

She bides her time. She plots revenge. She knows how to play this game.

If power will not be given to her, then she will take it for herself.

She is Clytemnestra.


'A passionate picture of a fiercely patriarchal society and her heroine's refusal to be bound by its rules'
Sunday Times

'A powerhouse of a novel. Clytemnestra's rage, heartbreak and determination radiate off the page' ELODIE HARPER

'A thrilling tale of power and prophecies, and the fierce Queen who fought back at those who wronged her' COSMOPOLITAN


  • Strong and immersive. Well-worth plucking from the pile of chiton-lit
    The Times

About the author

Costanza Casati

Costanza Casati was born in Texas in 1995 and grew up in a village in Northern Italy, where she studied Ancient Greek, and Ancient Greek literature, under one of the country’s most rigorous academic programmes. She is a graduate of the prestigious Warwick Writing MA in the UK, and worked as a screenwriter and journalist. Clytemnestra is her debut novel. It has sold into 18 territories worldwide, is a Saturday Times bestseller, and was shortlisted for the HWA Debut Crown Award.
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