The Lost Sisterhood: A Novel
By Anne Fortier
(Ballantine Books, $27)

What if the Amazons, the legendary tribe of warrior women, actually existed? Well, Greek mythology expert Diana Morgan found artifacts belonging to Myrina, the first Amazon queen, inside an archaeological dig beneath the Algerian desert. She’d celebrate her discovery — if mysterious strangers weren’t suddenly trying to kill her. The Lost Sisterhood alternates between two stories: Myrina’s epic odyssey during the Trojan War and Morgan’s race across Europe to track the Amazons’ ancient footsteps. Anne Fortier (Juliet) rehabilitates the Amazons from their pop-culture depictions in Wonder Woman and Xena: Warrior Princess. Her story careens around its twisty course as it follows Morgan’s gripping journey.