Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The King of Ithaka by Tracy Barrett

The new book entitled The King of Ithaka is about a boy named Telemachos. He is the son of Odysseus, the decorated Trojan War veteran and the king of Ithaka. Years have passed since the end of the Trojan War. The men returned in person, telling tales and bearing riches from the fallen city, or in the words of friends telling how they had died bravely in battle. Telecamos alone didn’t know what had happened to his father. He consulted Daisy the half- titan who gave him a prophecy: Return to the place that is not, on the day that is not, bearing the thing that is not, on that day the king shall return. So, Telemachos embarks on an epic adventure, sailing to find the father he never knew with only a confusing prophecy to guide him. He travels to Pylos and then Sparta in order to find his father without luck.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys historical fiction and anyone who enjoyed reading the Greek myths; especially for readers who enjoyed reading the Iliad because this story talks about what happens to many of those characters after the Trojan war ended.

~Alexis, Teen Book Reviewer

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