Ben Bova’s novel “The Hittite” is based in the Trojan War. That one about the Trojan Horse.
Fought because Prince Paris of Troy seduced Helen away from her Greek husband. It centres on a group of Hittite warriors fleeing the destruction of their Empire ( in modern-day Turkey) collapsing in civil war.
They sell their skills to the Greek High King Agamemnon trapped in the seemingly endless siege of Troy.
At one point in the novel the Greeks send Lukka, the leader of the Hittites, to make an offer of truce to Troy. There Lukka meets the mighty Prince Hector, heir and champion of Troy. And seated next to Prince Paris is Helen, reputedly the most beautiful woman in the world.
An enjoyable read. Some interesting slants on the old story when it is no longer told by Homer the Greek.
But for readers of rendsz’ world .. it seemed there was an opportunity missed.