Antigone: The True Story is a young adult fantasy novel where honour and scandal collide and the truth of history is definitely stranger than the fiction of myth.
Sixteen year old Antigone is a princess in ancient Greece who wants to lead a normal life, but finds the gods have other plans.
Antigone's father is Oedipus, who killed his father and married his mother. Once the truth is revealed, her mother commits suicide, her father gouges out his own eyes and is exiled. Antigone leaves everything she knows, her life, her sister and the boy she likes, to go with him.
That is the mythical truth. The whole truth is that Antigone is blessed in a cursed family. The gods speak to her in her dreams. She can communicate with snakes and heal people. Confusing as this is for her, Antigone tries to help others with her gifts. However, when the gods push her too far, Antigone learns she has more power than she ever thought possible. She will not stand idly by while her family suffers and her life comes crashing down around her, not if there is something she can do about it. And there is.