Hilary Green originally trained for the theatre. She has run her own Youth Theatre Company and spent many years teaching drama in a variety of schools. Several of her pupils have gone on to have successful careers as actors, most notably Daniel Craig, who made his stage debut under her direction at the age of fifteen. She is the author of fourteen historical novels published by mainstream publishers, but THE LAST HERO is her own very special baby. It has taken many years of intensive research and re-writing and she regards it as the best thing she has ever written.
The Last hero (Historical Fiction)
Two generations have passed since the Greeks returned victorious from Troy. The rich and powerful Mycenean Empire feels impregnable. But danger is stirring on its borders. In Pylos, the kingdom of the renowned Nestor, his great-grandson Alkmaion, heir to his throne, is plagued by fears that he may not be able to live up to the heroic deeds of his ancestors. An accidental act of sacrilege in the worship of the Great Goddess sends him on a long voyage to seek purification, and in the course of his travels he encounters the tribe of the Dorians and realizes that they are preparing for war. But can he rouse his complacent elders quickly enough to counter the threat?
As the invading Dorians sweep through the country, bringing devastation in their wake, Alkmaion and his lover Alectryon journey to Mycenae itself to seek help from the descendants of Agamemnon, and then further still to Athens. In the battles that follow Alkmaion has plenty of opportunity to prove his courage.