Cassandra is a book about, you guessed it, Cassandra. However, there many characters that she interacts with that are important for readers to know. Honestly, too many characters to really give a background on each so I'll do some of the big ones and I'll let this handy website give you the others. Knowing the main character would be a good place to start, so, Cassandra is a priestess of Apollo who gets cursed with telling prophesies no one will believe. Though it can be debated if it's a curse or a gift. Either way it slowly isolates her from her family and city, or her growth as a character and hatred for the war is what isolates her. Aeneas is Cassandra's love interest, though he tends to not be around her much at all, but she loves him anyway. He is a soldier for the Trojan army. The two important family members to Cassandra's story are her mother and father, Hecuba and Priam. The journey of power her parents go on, from Hecuba being the one in control to the power shifting to Priam, shows the change into a patriarchal society. Other characters include: Cassandra's many, many siblings, some of those siblings' spouses, some servants, and guest appearances by a lot of character from the Odyssey and the killer queen Clytemnestra returns!