Retold by Bill Bowler
Word count 1,573
‘I see Troy in flames years from now – because Paris brings disaster to us,’ Queen Hecuba says about her son.
Paris’s father, King Priam, wants to kill him. But Paris lives, and later loves Helen – King Menelaus’s queen
– from Greece. When Paris brings Helen to Troy, war begins between the Trojans and Greeks.
What happens when Paris’s brother Hector and the Greek fighter Achilles meet in battle? Who wins the war, and how? Read Troy and find the answers.