A DUNFERMLINE author is exploring a woman's ability to challenge the power of men through Greek mythology in her new novel.

Susan C Wilson's new book, Clytemnestra’s Bind, follows the story of Queen Clytemnestra, who in legend was the wife of Agamemnon, King of Mycenae.

Wilson follows the character's life from the moment her future husband storms her palace and destroys her family before claiming the throne and Clytemnestra for himself.

From then on she vows to do all she can to protect the children born from her unhappy marriage, until her husband casts his gaze towards the wealthy citadel of Troy and his ambitions threaten to once again destroy his wife's family.

The novel is the first of a three-part series and uses a unique first-person narrative to tell a story which places motherhood at its heart.

It explores society’s obligation to conform to stereotypical gender expectations and the powerplay between men and women in a patriarchal society.

Wilson has a degree in journalism from Napier University and a diploma in classical studies from the Open University.

In her writing she enjoys exploring what makes us human and our motivations, desires and instincts that cross time and place.

She also aims to make ancient stories resonate with a modern audience, through historical fiction and contemporary retellings.

Clytemnestra's Bind is available to buy now.