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Odysseus: The Oath Book One by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
  

Odysseus: The Oath Book One

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This is the tale of an Odysseus not too familiar to us from Homer, the man before he went to war in Troy and took 10 years to get home. It is the story of a man born to rule a rocky island state and of the gods and heroes of Greek myths. It takes us from Odysseus’ childhood right up through the war to the infamous ending with the Trojan horse and the second book will explore in further detail his journey home. Written in a beautifully simple style this is a hugely enjoyable epic tale.

If you like Valerio Massimo Manfredi you might also like to read books by Christian Jacq, Simon Scarrow and Conn Iggulden.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Odysseus is such an irresistible character that, like the archetype he is, he appears over and over again in fiction. We begin with his haunting boyhood on the island of Ithaca as he listens to the stories of his grandfather, Autolykos, and longs to become like him. In Mycenae, the young warrior meets King Eurystheus and learns the terrible story of Hercules, but is Eurystheus everything he seems? And so begins the epic story of Odysseus in this, the first of two volumes, a gripping and inspiring adventure of love and war, courage and heroism, making its way from the rocky outcrop that is Ithaca to the devastating walls of Troy.
~ Julia Hamilton

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Odysseus: The Oath Book One by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

A man becomes a hero ...As a young boy in Ithaca, Odysseus listens in wonder to his grandfather Autolykos, a man feared by many across the land as a ruthless fighter. He learns of his heritage and a lifelong passion is sparked: to become an adventurer and warrior. In Mycenae, he meets King Eurystheus and learns the terrible story of Hercules - the man with god-like strength who slaughtered his family and punished by the King to undertake impossible tasks to earn absolution. But is Eurystheus the man he says he is? When a child comes to Odysseus in the middle of the night, with another, very disturbing, version of what happened that fateful night, Odysseus embarks on the first of his extraordinary quests ...So begins the epic story of Odysseus, the first of two volumes: an adventure of love, war, courage and heroism, weaving from a small rocky island in Greece, to the mighty fall of Troy.

About the Author

Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Valerio Massimo Manfredi is professor of classical archaeology at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. He has published over nine works of fiction, including the 'Alexander' trilogy, which has been translated into 24 languages in 38 countries. He has also written and hosted documentaries on the ancient world, and has written screenplays for cinema and television.

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Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
400 pages
Interest Age: From 18

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9781447231707

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