Kassandra - princess of Troy, prophetess of Apollo, reared with the Amazons and initiate of the Great Mother - relates her own version of the siege of Troy. This is not the romantic clash of heroes over the beauteous Helen, but a tussle for power between venal humans; not the result of a squabble among the Olympian gods, but of a bitterer world-shaking battle between the ancient worship of the Earth Mother and the new, patriarchal pantheon. Above all, for gods and humans alike, it is the story not of men and war,but the daily need sand desires of woman . . .