Read For The Winner Online Free - Some three thousand years ago, in a time before history, the warriors of Greece journeyed to the ends of the earth in the greatest expedition the world had ever seen.
One woman fought alongside them.
Abandoned at birth on the slopes of Mount Pelion, Atalanta is determined to prove her worth to the father who cast her aside. Having taught herself to hunt and fight, and disguised as a man, she wins a place on the greatest voyage of that heroic age: with Jason and his band of Argonauts in search of the legendary Golden Fleece.
And it is here, in the company of men who will go down in history as heroes, that Atalanta must battle against the odds – and the will of the gods – to take control of her destiny and change her life forever.
With her unrivalled knowledge and captivating storytelling, Emily Hauser brings alive an ancient world where the gods can transform a mortal’s life on a whim, where warriors carve out names that will echo down the ages . . . and where one woman fights to determine her own fate.
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April 25, 2017
“….an enchanting, dramatic novel that brings to life iconic mythic characters, including a woman whose voice had long been silenced.”
Recent U.S. and world events have forced many of us to confront the sad reality that we must place in the forefront the daily job of examining, discussing and rippi...
June 22, 2017
In For The Winner Emily Hauser has truly written a superb novel. History really comes to life within it’s pages and is fun, fascinating and very exciting. The book is quite fast paced with not much of a lull in the action, so once you start reading you are hooked and you want to read more to find...
September 20, 2017
Atalanta has always been one of the more interesting heroines of Greek myth: a fleet-footed huntress who challenged her suitors to a foot-race, slew the Calydonian Boar, and made a name for herself as the only woman to join the quest for the Golden Fleece. She makes a bold and appealing heroine i...
June 15, 2017
A beautifully evocative read which brings this myth and legend age of Bronze Age Greece to life.
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August 28, 2017
An incredible, thrilling read. I adored this book, perhaps even more so than Hauser's first book, FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL. Atalanta is a true heroine, driven by an important, singular goal (that isn't finding a man, whew!). She is clever, resourceful and a warrior to be reckoned with--even the god...
July 22, 2017
I've been wanting to read more fiction set in Ancient Greece and, having already read Emily Hauser’s first novel, For the Most Beautiful, I was sure that her second, For the Winner, would be a good choice! Hauser’s two books retell stories from Greek mythology from a female perspective – in For t...
June 20, 2017
Review originally posted on https://josbookblog.co.uk/
I really enjoyed For the Most Beautiful, Hauser’s debut novel, which told the tale of the siege of Troy from the perspective of two women caught up in the battle – an unusual and likely unique perspective from which to share that well-known st...
June 14, 2017
Atalanta, abandoned at birth for being an unwanted girl, an heir to the throne and left to die.
Being rescued and raised humbly she has taught herself to hunt she then finds out who she is and disguises herself as a man and embarks on the epic quest to find the Golden Fleece with Jason and his Ar...
June 19, 2017
Ancient Greece, gods, goddesses, warriors and legends are all pieces of history that I have adored in one way or another. From the old movies that Mum would watch on a Saturday afternoon, to the newer Hollywood blockbusters, the original stories of Homer’s Odyssey and Carol Ann Duffy’s rewriting...
June 08, 2017
The legend of Jason and the Argonauts
Atalanta is abandoned as a baby on the mountain and is discovered by a local man. He takes her in and raises her as his own daughter. She has a very happy childhood and although she is treated fairly and is loved equally with the other children she knows she...