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The extraordinary story of a legendary hero . . .
As a young boy in Ithaca, Odysseus listens in wonder to his grandfather Autolykos - a ruthless fighter and a man feared by many across the land. 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 as punishment was forced 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 events, Odysseus embarks on the first of his extraordinary quests . . .
So begins the epic story of Odysseus, in the first of two volumes: an adventure of love, war, courage and heroism, that weaves from a small Greek island to the mighty fall of Troy.
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I have read most of this author's books, and have never been disappointed. I would recommend this book for all who love stories of the ancient world. Read morePublished 1 month ago by B Jackson
A great retelling of the events of the Trojan War leading up to the start of The Odyssey. And I've always had a soft spot for Odysseus. Very enjoyable.Published 3 months ago by J. Owston
Somehow Manfredi manages (even after translation to English) to get over a feeling of how society worked way back then (whether it's an accurate feeling or not, I've no idea - I'm... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tired Old Man
had trouble putting this book down. very well write. A good interpretation of the subject.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Just started to read it and ordered the sequel already-VMM what an author 5 Stars!!!!Published 6 months ago by RetiredYoung