Historical fiction, more novel than history, though the period atmosphere -- as often happens -- results in somewhat wooden characterization and dialogue. It is the story of seige of Troy, particularly is it the story of Andromache, wife of Hector. The details of the daily life, in a court ruled by superstition, in a city that was an armed camp. The story follows the familiar pattern -- and the end comes when the line of Priam is wiped out with the death of the little Scamandrius. The appeal? -- To those who like factual, rather than imaginative, recreation of the classical period of history. Not a wide market.