Amazon describes the book:
Greece is in turmoil, divided by feuding kingdoms desiring wealth, power… and revenge.
When Eperitus, a young exiled soldier, comes to the aid of a group of warriors in battle, little does he know what’s in store. He is about to join the charismatic Odysseus, Prince of Ithaca, on a vital quest to save his homeland.
Odysseus travels to Sparta to join the most famous heroes in paying suit to the sensuous Helen. Armed with nothing but his wits, he enters a treacherous world of warfare and politics to compete for the greatest prize in Greece.
But few care for the problems of an impoverished prince when war with Troy beckons…
My Own Thoughts On This Book:
I purchased this book as it was the first in a series of books by this author (The Adventures of Odysseus, King of Ithaca, The Gates of Troy, The armour of Achilles, The Oracles of Troy and The Voyages of Odysseus).
I do like to get stuck into a good series knowing I have plenty of reading material to come. The book was priced at .99p as a teaser to get you hooked.
Alas I shall not be purchasing the remaining books in the series. I will say the book was not bad, just that the characters we too clean cut and the story line too predictable. Based on the traditional myths I cannot get really excited about this book.
Purely my view – others have reported it as an extremely good read so I will have to put this down to a difference of opinion.
About The Author:
Glyn Iliffe studied English and Classics at Reading University, where he developed a passion for the stories of ancient Greek mythology. Well travelled, Glyn has visited nearly forty countries, trekked in the Himalayas, spent six weeks hitchhiking across North America and had his collarbone broken by a bull in Pamplona.
He is married with two daughters and lives in Leicestershire. King of Ithaca was his first novel, followed by The Gates of Troy and The Armour of Achilles. He is due to launch The Oracles of Troy in October 2013 and is currently working on the fifth book in the series, The Voyage of Odysseus.
Steve Freeman is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk
King Of Ithaca By Glyn Iliffe Book Review by Steve Freeman
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