Ancient Greece

Wind from the Hospitable Sea (Fleeing Carthage)

By Tom Pinch (trans.) - By Witold Makowiecki - Published 2022

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Greece, 562 BC. When wealthy foreigners come to Corinth for the Great Isthmian Games, 11-year-old Diossos tries to convince visitors to stay at his ...Read Review

The Heroines (UK) / Phaedra (US)

By Laura Shepperson - Published 2023

Genres:

Epic

In this retelling of Greek myths, Phaedra is the daughter of King Minos on the civilised island of Crete, where they are visited ...Read Review

The Shadow of Perseus

By Claire Heywood - Published 2023

Genres:

Epic

The legend exalting the Greek hero, Perseus, is stripped away through the perspectives of three women in The Shadow of Perseus by Claire ...Read Review

Sparrows in the Wind

By Gail Carson Levine - Published 2022

Genres:

Children/Young AdultEpic

A powerful retelling of the fall of Troy, Sparrows in the Wind brings readers into the world of Cassandra and her hope to ...Read Review

On Wine-Dark Seas: A Novel of Odysseus and His Fatherless Son Telemachus

By Tad Crawford - Published 2023

Genres:

Epic

After 20 years of war and wanderings, Odysseus, hero of the Iliad and protagonist of the Odyssey, returns to Ithaca to face his greatest ...Read Review

God of Fire: Greek Myths A New Retelling

By Helen Steadman - Published 2022

Genres:

Epic

This is a clear-eyed, unsentimental telling of the life of Hephaestus, the god of fire, who was born on Mount Olympus to Hera, ...Read Review

Clytemnestra

By Costanza Casati - Published 2023

Genres:

Epic

Following in the recent trend of literary retellings of Greek myths by talented writers like Madeline Miller and Natalie Haynes, Costanza Casati’s ...Read Review

Phaedra (US) / The Heroines (UK)

By Laura Shepperson - Published 2023

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Phaedra has enjoyed a pampered life as the younger daughter of King Minos, despite the mocking whispers about her mother. Then Theseus comes ...Read Review

Stone Blind

By Natalie Haynes - Published 2022

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Most of us know something about the ancient Greek myth of Perseus slaying Medusa and making off with her head. The gaze of ...Read Review

Out of the Lion’s Maw (Fleeing Carthage)

By Tom Pinch - Published 2022

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Here’s one of the greatest books you’ve never heard of, according to its translator—one of many readers across Europe. There, ...Read Review

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