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Chasing Odysseus e-book

Author:

S.D. Gentill,Sulari Gentill

Language:

English

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1280 kb

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Rating:

4.8

Publisher:

Pantera Press; 1 edition (March 1, 2011)

Pages:

370

ISBN:

0980741866

Chasing Odysseus e-book

by S.D. Gentill,Sulari Gentill


Chasing Odysseus by Sulari Gentill (the first book of the Hero trilogy) is an action and adventure packed retelling of Homer's Odyssey, told from a new perspective. This book begins at the end of the Trojan war.

Chasing Odysseus by Sulari Gentill (the first book of the Hero trilogy) is an action and adventure packed retelling of Homer's Odyssey, told from a new perspective. After ten years, the Trojans find their beach below seemingly vacated by the Greeks, but in their place they notice a huge wooden horse.

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Sulari Gentill is an Australian author, also known under the pen name of . She initially studied astrophysics before becoming a corporate lawyer, but has since become a writer. Gentill's A Few Right Thinking Men was nominated for a 2011 Commonwealth Writers Prize. Gentill was born in Sri Lanka. Gentill was raised in Zambia and Brisbane, Australia. Gentill started studying astrophysics, but ended up graduating in law. Gentill was a corporate lawyer.

Hero and her three brothers – Mac, Cad and Lycon go on this exciting and dangerous quest to prove their murdered father's honour, the betrayal by King Odysseus and the loyalty of their own people to the conquered city of Troy

Hero and her three brothers – Mac, Cad and Lycon go on this exciting and dangerous quest to prove their murdered father's honour, the betrayal by King Odysseus and the loyalty of their own people to the conquered city of Troy. A thrilling adventure of ancient myth, monsters, gods, sorcerers, sirens, magic and many evil. he fall of Troy and a desperate chase across the seas in a magical Phaeacian ship.

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Chasing Odysseus - . Chasing Odysseus is the first in a three part series referred to as the Hero Trilogy published by Pantera Press and written by Sulari Gentill, otherwise known as . Gentill in this series.

To my mind Chasing Odysseus is to Homer’s The Odyssey what Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead . Gentill takes some minor characters from The Odyssey and creates a whole new adventure story.

To my mind Chasing Odysseus is to Homer’s The Odyssey what Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is to Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Chasing Odysseus is more than a retelling of a Greek classic. I couldn’t put it down. If you haven’t picked up a Pantera Press book before, you should know that simply by enjoying our books, you’ll also be contributing to our unique approach: good books doing good thingsTM.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Weak-eyed Hero is the beloved daughter of Agelaus, a Herdsman of Mount Ida, which looms over the fortified citadel of Troy. The Herdsmen of Ida hold a sacred trust. Throughout a 10-year Greek siege, they have been feeding the citizens of Troy using the secret tunnels that run beneath the fortress walls

Like the first two books in the Hero series, (Chasing Odysseus and Trying War) The Blood of Wolves draws upon ancient Greek and Roman mythology, as well as Virgils's Aeneid, giving readers fast-paced adventures where gods walk the earth, a treacherous fate is merely a moment away and families are turned against each other by the machinations of a wily king.

Sulari Gentill is the author of the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, the Hero .

Sulari Gentill is the author of the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, the Hero Trilogy and other works. Robert Gott, Emma Viskic, Jock Serong and Sulari Gentill will meet publishers, booksellers and readers, travelling to speaking events and bookshops in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Arizona and Texas. They will also attend the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Dallas, which showcases works by crime writers from around the world.

#1 IN THE HERO TRILOGY 1st book in the exciting new Hero adventure series for young adults. Four young heroes in a quest against myth, magic...and betrayal. 1 girl, 3 brothers... 4 daring young heroes... Treachery, transformations and a deadly quest. A thrilling adventure of ancient myth, monsters, gods, sorcerers, sirens, magic and many evils...the fall of Troy and a desperate chase across the seas in a magical ship... Hero and her three brothers - Mac, Cad and Lycon go on this exciting and dangerous quest to prove their murdered father's honour, the betrayal by King Odysseus and the loyalty of their own people to the conquered city of Troy.
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I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

"Troy has fallen, Cadmus. There are not enough Trojans left to do anything but flee." He put his hand on Cadmus' shoulder. "The Herdsmen have been denounced. Troy and her allies will never accept your help again. They will not let you live."

Chasing Odysseus is an eventful retelling of Homer's The Odyssey. While I've never actually read The Odyssey before (I know, I'm getting to it,) I was familiar enough with the mythology in Chasing Odysseus to catch some (but certainly not everything) that took place. It's probably best to read this after one is familiar with the book it is retelling.

However, since I have read this book, I will review it as is, without it's ties to The Odyssey.

The tale follows Hero, a young Amazonian girl and her three brothers, Machaon, Cadmus, and Lycon. All of the Amazonian children were orphaned and given to Agelaus, a herdsman, to care for. While Hero and Machaon were Agelaus' biological children, he treated all four as though they were his own. The Herdsmen had close ties to Troy, and were seen as their allies until Troy was sacked by the Greeks, and the Herdsmen were blamed. Unrightfully wronged, the four trail Odysseus, the leader of the Greek army, to get him to admit that he had spread lies about their people.

They are then led across vast spaces, on a wild goose chase. Along the way, they encounter all sorts of creatures, races, and beings. Needless to say, there is so much going on that the reader doesn't have a chance to get bored! The pacing is non-stop, and very fast. I found myself having to reread a few passages to make sure I didn't miss anything because it flew by so quickly. Let's not forget the elements of mythology throughout this entire book, making it very engaging for the reader to see these stories told from different perspectives.

A point that I struggled with throughout this book was feeling any sort of attachment to the characters. While they do go through several trials and tribulations, Hero and her brothers never surpass a generalized state of being. I felt that their characters didn't have much individuality, and blended into one another.

Overall, it was a fun, fast read, that any mythology lover would like!

Vulgarity: None!
Sexual Content: Minimal. While sexual encounters occur between two characters, no details are given.
Violence: Moderate. Considering there is a war, some brutal beat-up scenes, and a few more, it's a bit gorey.

My Rating: ★★★½
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Chasing Odysseus by Sulari Gentill (the first book of the Hero trilogy) is an action and adventure packed retelling of Homer's Odyssey, told from a new perspective.

This book begins at the end of the Trojan war. After ten years , the Trojans find their beach below seemingly vacated by the Greeks, but in their place they notice a huge wooden horse. Assuming the horse was a parting gift of sorts, the Trojans work together to bring it inside their walls, unknowingly falling into the Greeks' trap.

While the Trojans celebrated what they thought was their good fortune, King Odysseus and his men sneak out of the hollow wooden horse to open the gates and let in the rest of their army. With the element of surprise on their side, the Greek king and his army ruthlessly sack Troy, destroying the once beautiful city and leaving death and ruin in its wake. Odysseus then spreads a rumor to the remaining Trojan survivers, claiming that their herdsmen aided his army in their scheme to invade and conquer Troy.

Distraught and desperate for answers, the Trojans turn to Agelaus, the head of the herdsman and punish him and two of his sons as traitors, resulting in his death. When his other two children realize what happened, they rescue their siblings from the people who have turned on them and after burying their beloved father they begin planning out their next steps.

Told from a third person perspective, we follow the children of Agelaus on their quest to prove their murdered father's honor and discover the truth of how the Greeks breached their walls to clear the names of the innocent. With the help of Pan, the god of Herdsmen, Hero and her three brothers, Machaon, Cadmus and Lychon set out on a desperate chase across the seas in pursuit of King Odysseus.

Along the way these four daring young siblings encounter tons of danger and get into all sorts of hard to escape situations. Between being poisoned by lotus fruit, cursed by witches, having to travel past sirens and other mythical sea creatures, being injured, and even being captured by the Greek's a couple of times, they don't have an easy time getting Odysseus to admit the truth. Thankfully though, their magical ship and the gods are on their side and they manage to befriend all sorts of creatures like cyclopes and the Phaeacian Princess, Nausicaa.

Chasing Odysseus is a great book for teens/ young adults and adults alike, who have a love for Greek mythology. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Homer's Odyssey and even to fans of Rick Riordan (especially ones who enjoy his Percy Jackson series). This book will take you on an action packed adventure full of war, monsters, danger, magic, humor and four great heroic protagonists. This book sucked me in from the first chapter and I'm excited to see how the Hero Trilogy continues!

**** I received an eBook copy of this title via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ***

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