Cassandra: Princess Of Troy - Hilary Bailey This books is in many ways better than Marion Zimmer Bradley's Firebrand, which also deals with the character of Cassandra. Cassandra does not descend into a "I know everything better" stock female character, and the story itself also presents the viewpoint of other key center characters. It seems more of a book about how the war effected and affected the women in the legend more than anything else.