(Full Circle Press) In this historical novel, Queen Parysatis — daughter of one king, wife to another, and mother of a third — tells her own story, speaking out over the Greek historians who loved to hate her. Through her eyes, Bevis Longstreth presents the powerful Achaemenid family of Persian kings — and the pride, ambition, and sibling rivalry wrought within it. Longstreth is also the author of the novel Spindle and Bow .