Ancient Greece

A Bloodline of Kings

By Thomas Sundell - Published 2002


Biographical FictionSaga

It is unusual – and daunting – to take on a novel from a small press that arrives complete with glowing commentary from novelists such ...Read Review


By Elizabeth Cook - Published 2002



Achilles, son of the goddess Thetis and King Peleus, and one of the greatest of all the Greek heroes of the Trojan War, ...Read Review


By Adele Geras - Published 2001


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

Toward the conclusion of the Trojan War, two orphaned sisters, Xanthe and Marpessa, watch events transpire from within Troy. Very human teenage girls, ...Read Review

Over the Wine-Dark Sea

By H.N. Turteltaub - Published 2001



With all due respect to Homer, nautical adventure tales have studiously ignored the Ancients in favor of a prolonged love affair with the ...Read Review

In Search of a Homeland

By Penelope Lively - Published 2001


Children/Young Adult

Prize-winning fiction author Penelope Lively provides a treat for all ages in her retelling of the story of the Aeneid. Beautifully illustrated by ...Read Review

A Thousand Ships: Age of Bronze, v. 1

By Eric Shanower - Published 2001



Originally serialized in the comic book series Age of Bronze, issues 1-9. An accursed family; a deadly oath; a fiery prophecy; a beautiful ...Read Review

Voice Of The Goddess

By Judith Hand - Published 2001


The first person narrator weaves her spell with endearing characters, an atmosphere of danger, elemental nature, and the dialog of a culture where ...Read Review

The Hostage

By Mary R. DeMaine - Published 2000


AdventureBiographical Fiction

Although knowledge of the controversies over the Greek poet Homer may not be necessary for enjoyment of the story, readers should still take ...Read Review


By John Henry Newman - Published 2001



First published in 1856, Callista is set in 3rd century Roman North Africa and tells the story of three characters forced to seek their ...Read Review

The Sand-Reckoner (Tom Doherty Associates Books)

By Gillian Bradshaw - Published 2000


Biographical Fiction

Gillian Bradshaw takes the title of her novel about Archimedes from one of the ancient thinker’s own works. It’s difficult to ...Read Review