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...
An unmissable and ferociously exciting adventure for readers of David Gemmell, Christian Cameron and Simon Scarrow.The Adventures of OdysseusKing of Ithaca The Gates of TroyThe Armour of AchillesThe Oracles of TroyThe Voyages of OdysseusReturn to IthacaPraise for Glyn Iliffe
‘It has suspense, treachery, and bone-crunching action... It will leave fans of the genre eagerly awaiting the rest of the series’ Times Literary Supplement
This is a must read for those who enjoy good old epic battles, chilling death scenes and the extravagance of ancient Greece’ Lifestyle Magazine
‘The reader does not need to be classicist to enjoy this epic and stirring tale. It makes a great novel’ Historical Novels Review
‘I found it utterly fascinating, the historic detail was excellent. This was an easy and enjoyable read, and I am looking forward to the next instalments. As a personal read I can absolutely recommend it’ Book Talk Bournemouth
‘An exciting story with plenty of action, and the requisite supernatural elements ... if you are a fan of writers like Bernard Cornwell, Simon Scarrow and Conn Iggulden you will enjoy this.’ Rachel Hyde, Myshelf.com
Bringing ancient myth to life with passion, humour, and humanity, Lindsay Clarke vividly retells the story of Troy and of the heroes who fought there.
Traumatized by the slaughter that his ingenuity unleashed upon the people of Troy, Odysseus believes himself unworthy of returning home.
Embarking on an epic journey to the ends of the world and deep into the shadows of his own heart, Odysseus turns at last for Ithaca, where his wife and son await, besieged by rivals who believe – and wish – him dead.
‘An engaging retelling of the whole story, neatly blending mythic archaism with modern psychodrama and satire’
1 – A PRINCE OF TROY
2 – THE WAR AT TROY
3 – THE SPOILS OF TROY
4 – THE RETURN FROM TROY
Now, Penelope and her chorus of wronged maids tell their side of the story in a new stage version by Margaret Atwood, adapted from her own wry, witty and wise novel.
The Penelopiad premiered with the Royal Shakespeare Company in association with Canada's National Arts Centre at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, in July 2007.