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Chasing Odysseus By Sulari Gentill Chasing Odysseus A thrilling adventure of ancient myth monsters sorcerers sirens magic and warring gods the fall of Troy and a desperate chase across the seas in a magical ship
  • Title: Chasing Odysseus
  • Author: Sulari Gentill
  • ISBN: 9780980741865
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chasing Odysseus By Sulari Gentill A thrilling adventure of ancient myth, monsters, sorcerers, sirens, magic and warring gods the fall of Troy and a desperate chase across the seas in a magical ship
    Chasing Odysseus By Sulari Gentill Chasing Odysseus Hero Trilogy, by Sulari Gentill Chasing Odysseus is essentially a retelling of Homer s Odyssey from a new perspective The protagonists of the story are a young girl called Hero and her three brothers, raised by the herdsman Agelau.When their kinsmen are falsely accused of betraying the city to the Greeks, Hero and her brothers set out to reveal the truth of the matter. Chasing Odysseus Sulari Gentill, S.D Gentill Mar , 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. Sulari Gentill Chasing Odysseus Chasing Odysseus is an alternative telling of both the Illiad and the Odyssey The story pulls together the tales of Homer and the Greek mythology against which the great bard told those tales. Chasing Odysseus Historical Fiction eBooks Chasing Odysseus by Sulari Gentill in the HERO TRILOGY girl, brothers 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 Phaeacian ship Sulari Gentill Reviews Chasing Odysseus S.D Gentill s Chasing Odysseus provides a fresh perspective on Homer s The Odyssey for young readers It focuses on the adventures of Hero and her three brothers Machaon, Lycon, and Cadmus during the fall of Troy and on their subsequent pursuit of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, throughout his legendary voyages. Customer reviews Chasing Odysseus 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. Review Chasing Odysseus S.D Gentill deliciously Book Chasing Odysseus by S.D Gentill Published Pantera Press, Genre YA Adventure The Plot The Ancient Greeks have vanquished the city of Troy, and they re blaming the peace loving Herdsmen of Mount Ida for helping them The Herdsman brothers Machaon, Cadmus and Lycon, and their little half sister Hero, are outraged. Chasing Odysseus Randwick City Library The item Chasing Odysseus, Sulari Gentill represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Randwick City Library This item is Chasing Odysseus Gentill,Sulari Books Either a witty postmodern revamp or a page turning introduction to Greek mythology, it works exceptionally well Chasing Odysseus will surely flame the fires of interest in the classics and remind us all of why, after many thousands or years down the track, they re still completely and utterly enthralling The Sun Herald Meredith Tate Chasing Odysseus Home Facebook Chasing Odysseus likes GIRL BROTHERS DARING YOUNG HEROES TREACHERY TRANSFORMATIONS AND A DEADLY QUEST A thrilling adventure of
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    1. Sulari Gentill

      Not so long ago, Sulari Gentill was a corporate lawyer serving as a director on public boards, with only a vague disquiet that there was something else she was meant to do That feeling did not go away until she began to write And so Sulari became the author of the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries thus far, six historical crime novels chronicling the life and adventures of her 1930s Australian gentleman artist, and the Hero Trilogy, based on the myths and epics of the ancient world In 2014 she collaborated with National Gallery of Victoria to write a short story which was produced in audio to feature in the Fashion Detective Exhibition, and thereafter published by the NGV Sulari lives with her husband, Michael, and their boys, Edmund and Atticus, on a small farm in Batlow where she grows French Black Truffles and refers to her writing as work so that no one will suggest she get a real job Sulari s first novel was shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers Prize Best First Book She won the 2012 Davitt Award for Crime Fiction, was shortlisted in 2013 Davitt Award, the NSW Genre Fiction Award, 2012 Boroondara Literary Award, and the 2013 Scarlett Stiletto Award She was offered a Varuna Fellowship in 2010 In the final stages of a new standalone manuscript, Sulari is also working on the seventh book of the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, and playing with ideas for a new series or two perhaps three.

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    1. See this FULL review on my blog along with others at shesgoingbookcrazyI 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 be [...]


    2. Chasing Odysseus by Sulari Gentill the first book of the Hero trilogy is an action and adventure packed retelling of Homer s The 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 [...]


    3. I am a sucker for re telling of the Fall of Troy, and this is not only masterful but also full of wry wit, lots of humour and banter, and evinced a deep understanding of what the story of Troy is actually about not the war, but the battle of the old world of legend and the gods, and the new world of man, of the feminine and the masculine in their archetypal rendering and the nature of storytelling Also S D Gentill knows and understands Homer s works well, she cleverly replicates some of the trop [...]


    4. Actual rating 4.5 stars out of 5 As a big fan of Greek mythology and legend, I thoroughly enjoyed this book The referencing to the Trojan War and names found in Greek Mythology was accurate and that would be what I loved most about the story I found the children of Agelaus who are the characters we follow in this story to be very interesting, unique from one another and their dialogue to be very easy to follow and was humourous The beginning was captivating as the story begins at the end of the [...]


    5. The final day of the Trojan War not that anyone knows that yet Agelaus, the leader of the Herdsmen of Mt Ida, who are loyal to King Priam and the Trojans and supply the city through secret tunnels, and his four foster children watch in wonder as the dawn rises and the beach below them is empty, except for a huge wooden horse The Trojans cautiously emerge, and interpreting the horse as a sign from the gods despite the weeping of Cassandra and the messy end of Laocoon and his two boys drag the hor [...]


    6. Quality Rating Three StarsEnjoyment Rating Three StarsI can see Chasing Odysseus as being a nice introduction for children to get them interested in classical mythology, but disappointing for anyone who loves the original epic Though it captures some of the exciting qualities of The Odyssey, I did feel the retelling of the story could have been a lot creative and unique.Though the writing was sometimes reminiscent of the original, the prose and imagination just wasn t quite there for me While t [...]


    7. Chasing Odysseus is essentially a retelling of Homer s Odyssey from a new perspective The protagonists of the story are a young girl called Hero and her three brothers, raised by the herdsman Agelau.When their kinsmen are falsely accused of betraying the city to the Greeks, Hero and her brothers set out to reveal the truth of the matter In order to do so they must seek out Odysseus and find a way to make him admit the herdsmen s innocence This task turns out to be easier said than done and has t [...]


    8. Chasing Odysseus, by SD GentillI m not much of a review writer to be honest I tend to read without thinking about what I m going to write in a public place afterward I read to enjoy and be absorbed by the story, not to make notes and construct a review, and in fact, I have a deeply ingrained dislike of the concept and profession of reviewing works of art, which will always be subjective and will change from individual to individual.I am drawn into a book by the cover and blurb, the subject matte [...]


    9. I love Greek mythology I m always looking for retellings or adaptations.This story is a great continuation of The Odyssey It has a logical place in the storyline It tells the perspective of the herders and the effects the Trojan War had on them.The theme of an odyssey is very present in the story The four siblings go on their own odyssey by chasing Odysseus to find out why the Trojans are mad at them The gods are also important to the story, because Hero is very pious and always praying.One prob [...]


    10. I finally managed to finish this and I am so glad I did I was considering putting it on hold, but then I saw it and I was like Nope, I m gonna finish this So I did I loved the old school humour in this novel, as well as the neverending action and the interesting perspective this novel puts on the Odyssey after all, it s told in the perspective of four siblings who were raised near Troy and view the Greeks as enemies I am really, really glad Nina got me this as a birthday present, because it is w [...]


    11. Greek mythology never ceases to captivate my imagination Despite a slow start, on my behalf, I loved this story of the herdsman and Odysseus Relatable, heroic and chivalrous characters Machaon, Cadmus and Lycan with their fiercesome, loving and deeply religious sister, Hero, really take you on a journey Placed against their adversary the quite ridiculous at times, Odysseus king of Ithaca, the four travel the seas and find the truth of how Troy was raided The young herdsman s humour made for many [...]


    12. What a wonderful tale Full of marvellous adventures, one sister and her three brothers head out on a quest to restore the Herdsmens good name Magic, mayhem, humour and faith in what is right Along with Ben Okris Famished Road and Neil Gaimans American Gods , Chasing Odysseus has joined my list of books that I want to grace my bookshelves for I believe these are legends in the making.If you love reading, you will love this Happy happy joy joy 3


    13. Delightful recounting of the sack of Troy and journey of Odysseus as seen through the adventures of a family of herdsmen who are determined to clear their name of treachery In this version, the Greeks, and Odysseus, appear much less heroic than in the original and the narrative is full of subtle humour.




    14. From publisher for review Chasing Odysseus by S.D Gentill is essentially a modern reader s introduction to Greek mythology in an adventure and action packed plot beginning with the siege of Troy and soon after the famed Trojan war.We follow the tale through the eyes of strong young female protagonist Hero and her brothers, as they chase Odysseus Greek King of Ithaca over sea and land, seeking answers for how their beloved city of Troy was breached and subsequently destroyed by the Greeks.Chasing [...]


    15. I got this book directly from the author, and I really enjoyed it It s a very clever way to tell the classic Odyssey story through the eyes of some herdsmen of Ida who chase Odysseus to clear their people s reputation It was refreshing for me to read a YA tale that focusses on strong male characters side by side with a strong female character These days it seems as though all YA stories are written solely for girls, so this book struck a nice balance there The only reason I gave this book four i [...]


    16. Gotta love Greek Mythology I loved it Now I have to wait for their next adventure I hope my order comes in soon I kind of fell in love with Machaonhehe.And I love the sibling love in this book That s why I ve always wanted brothers Because they ll be there to protect you They ll also tease you and just muck around I also love Hero s character development From a girl who needed her brothers guidance and protection to her protecting them and saving them.There was just enough love, friendship, acti [...]


    17. This is the first mythology book I ve read The range of genre I read is not very wide But this book was amazing I m surprised I could keep reading, I don t really cope well in heavily hearted books, I am the type of personn who just loves light hearted books I love the boat and how Hero develops throughout the book It s nicely written and I didn t mix up any names Wow, astonishing I was devastated when their father was killed but the afterlife, well I forgot what they called it, gave me some clo [...]


    18. I loved, loved, loved this book I love Ancient Greek and Roman stories and I love how this book carefully intertwined all these legends making it non fiction and fiction at the same time It was a very exciting read with characters I absolutely loved The only reason I cannot give it a full 5 stars is because towards the end, I felt like it became slightly rushed as well as dragging the story on a little Otherwise, I highly recommend this for people who love mythology because it is amazingly well [...]


    19. This was a wonderful fun read It combined many of my favourite elements adventure, fantasy, Greek mythology, history along with a simple but intriguing plot and such likeable characters.I just absolutely loved the main character, Hero, and her brothers, the sons of Agelaus Machan, Cadmus and Lycon You can t help but fall in love with these 3 brothers a little each time they show their care and regard for their little sister I m really looking forward to the rest of this trilogy Full review comi [...]


    20. I love the Odyssey and I like Odysseus too I had him pictured in my head so perfectly, but this book shook everything up It is an awesome take on the story I have fallen deeply for these characters way then i did for Odysseus It is a great read The only complaint I have is the sometimes slow past of the book but otherwise great


    21. A good idea Just lacking in quite a few areas Nothing you could connect to, though I guess thats not the sort of story it was attempting to be Would ve been suited to a short story, it dragged on quite a bit, and needed thorough editing So many badly structured sentences Can be improved in so many ways Will not reread or continue the series.


    22. 4.5 5 stars this book was really unique an different I loved learning about Greek mythology and the characters in this book made it so enjoyable, especially the siblings love for each other this story was entertaining and an easy read in a way while not boring me either full review to come on my booktube in a few days, thank you Pantera press for sending this to me


    23. A rollicking family adventure through mythical lands Although my knowledge of Greek myths and gods is minuscule I still thoroughly enjoyed this reworked version of of the fall of Troy Worth recommending to Year 7 and up.


    24. A great read Pulls you along and the story told is told from the POV of the outsiders to the Trojan War As a result they see the world differently and their frantic tale is just as wondrous as the original.





    25. I loved this book, because of the Mythology within it It was well written, with great characters and the connection to the Odyssey myth cycle was really well done.


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