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The Gates of Troy (Adventures of Odysseus)

by Glyn Iliffe

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The middle book in Glyn Iliffe's Odysseus trilogy, The Gates of Troy begins 10 years after the conclusion of the preceding volume, King of Ithaca. Odysseus is happily married to Penelope and rejoices in the birth of his son Telemachus. Unfortunately, events were occurring in Sparta which would result in a 20-year separation from his wife and child as well as his beloved Ithaca. Helen of Sparta was abducted (not so unwillingly it would seem) by Paris of Troy, setting the stage for the Trojan War. The reader is absorbed by this classic tale which covers the preparations for war, the tragic sacrifice of Agamemnon's daughter Iphigenia, and finally the landing of the Greek fleet in Troy followed by the first clashes with the Trojans. Once again, the author's superb storytelling skills are to the fore, making a well known epic incredibly exciting and suspenseful. I strongly recommend this book and its two companions to anyone who loves Greek mythology as well as a fantastic story. ( )
  Jamie638 | Jun 14, 2013 |
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Odysseus, king of Ithaca, lay on his stomach amongst a clump of fern.
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The call to arms has come—the battle for Troy begins, in this second saga of Ancient Greece

It has been 10 years since Odysseus and the warrior Eperitus joined the heroes of the age to compete for the hand of Helen of Sparta. Settled in his small island kingdom, Odysseus wants nothing more than to rule Ithaca in peace. Meanwhile Eperitus, frustrated at his quiet life, dreams of glory in battle. When the lion-motifed sails of Agamemnon appear on the horizon, Odysseus knows that the time for peace is over and a time of war is beginning. Helen of Sparta has been abducted by a prince of Troy and the hosts of ancient Greece are gathering, and as the greatest names flock to join the crusade, only Achilles is missing. Odysseus must use all his wits and cunning to hunt him down and persuade him to join their cause—for without Achilles, the gates of Troy will never fall.

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It's ten years since Odysseus and the warrior, Eperitus, joined the heroes of the age to compete for the hand of Helen of Sparta. Settled in his small island kingdom, Odysseus wants nothing more than to rule Ithaca in peace. Meanwhile Eperitus, frustrated at his quiet life, dreams of glory in battle. When the lion-motifed sails of Agamemnon appear on the horizon, Odysseus knows that the time for peace is over and a time of war is beginning. Helen of Sparta has been abducted by a prince of Troy and the hosts of ancient Greece are gathering. As the greatest names flock to join the crusade, only Achilles is missing. Odysseus must use all his wits and cunning to hunt him down and persuade him to join their cause. For without Achilles, the gates of Troy will never fall.… (more)

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