A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus by David Blixt

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Read A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus Online Free - Odysseus, infamous trickster of Troy, vaunted hero of the Greeks, left behind a wake of chaos and despair during his decade long journey home to Ithaca. Lovers and enemies, witches and monsters—no one who tangled with Odysseus emerged unscathed. Some prayed for his return, others, for his destruction. These are their stories…

A beleaguered queen’s gambit for maintaining power unravels as a son plots vengeance.

A tormented siren battles a goddess’s curse and the forces of nature to survive.

An exiled sorceress defies a lustful captain and his greedy crew.

A blinded shepherd swears revenge on the pirate-king who mutilated him.

A beautiful empress binds a shipwrecked sailor to servitude, only to wonder who is serving whom.

A young suitor dreams of love while a returned king conceives a savage retribution.

Six authors bring to life the epic tale of The Odyssey seen through the eyes of its shattered victims—the monsters, witches, lovers, and warriors whose lives were upended by the antics of the “man of many faces.” You may never look upon this timeless epic—and its iconic ancient hero—in quite the same way again.

Title : A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus
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ISBN : 1975808274
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 524 pages


Erin rated it ★★★★☆

January 08, 2018

Find this and other reviews at: http://flashlightcommentary.blogspot.... Homer claimed it tedious to tell again tales already plainly told, but I’d argue his perspective shortsighted as there is nothing tedious about A Sea of Sorrow. Though essentially a retelling of The Odyssey, the collaborative...

Marquise rated it ★★★★☆

January 05, 2018

My first read this year, and coincidentally I had also read A Song of War, the H-Team's collective retelling of The Iliad, in January last year. A nice symmetry. Back then, I had wished they would do The Odyssey next, and lo! here it is. For some reason, I was expecting the same authors, however....

Cathy rated it ★★★★☆

October 26, 2017

A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus is a collaborative work by six authors who style themselves The H Team: David Blixt, Amalia Carosella, Libbie Hawker, Scott Oden, Vicky Alvear Shecter, Russell Whitfield and Gary Corby (Introduction). Each story focuses on one of six “supporting” characters in...

Martina rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2017

I've come to look forward to these exciting books written by an ever-changing group of authors, The H Team--some of whom I've read before and some who introduced me to a whole new batch of books I quickly added to my TBR pile.  In A SEA OF SORROW, authors Amalia Carosella, Libbie Hawker, Russell...

Elysium rated it ★★★★☆

November 14, 2017

I haven’t read anything by Homer and while I know the basics of Odyssey and his journey, there is much to learn. Mostly I know Circe, Calypso etc by name but that’s about it. In a way, it’s a good thing since I don’t have anything to compare these characters to. My favorite chapters were with Pene...

Meg - A Bookish Affair rated it ★★★★☆

October 25, 2017

"A Sea of Sorrow" is the story of Odysseus. It is an anthology and the latest offering from the H team, a bunch of powerhouse historical fiction writers. Like their previous offerings, this anthology packs a punch and I am so happy to see anthologies cross over to the historical fiction realm whe...

Patty rated it ★★★★☆

November 07, 2017

I first read The Iliad and The Odyssey when I was in high school. It’s been a while since I’ve revisited either tale but they will be there for me whenever I decide to. I do remember being enthralled with Odysseus’s travels while my friends looked at me like I had two heads. High school…. A Sea of...

Amy rated it ★★★★★

November 06, 2017

A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus is a collection of 6 stories by 6 different authors. These stories include: Song of Survival by Vicky Alvear Shecter Xenia in the Court of the Winds by Scott Oden Hekate's Daughter by Libbie Hawker The Siren's Song by Amalia Carosella Calypso's Vow by David Blixt T...

Paul rated it ★★★★☆

October 30, 2017

One might ask, 'why another book about Troy; another book about Odysseus?'  Well, in answer to that question, I would say, 'because of the variety of ways the story can be told.'  In A Sea of Sorrow we have that variety - here are told the tales of Odysseus without the elements of mythical monste...

Stephanie rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2017

We have all heard of Odysseus' journey and the fanciful tales he brought back while being away for 20 years after the War of Troy. We have heard the stories from Odysseus' point of view, now the H Team brings us the stories from the point of view of those that he told the tales about. Through Pen...

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