Overall the book was a decent read. However, George's Memoirs of Cleopatra was much better written, perhaps because there is a good amount of historical evidence regarding Cleopatra unlike Helen of Troy. I had difficulty getting into the involvement of the Greek gods in the storyline as well as the length of the book. I felt it dragged on for quite some time (perhaps much like the supposed Trojan War....). Of the 600+ pages, the last 100 were the best. The book left me wishing there was more historical information/proof of the existence of Helen of Troy and the details surrounding her life.