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Cursed by the Sea God (Odyssey of a Slave)


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ISBN13: 9781553801863
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Fiction. The second volume in the trilogy that revisions Homer's Odyssey is once again told from the viewpoint of Alexi, the young Trojan boy. Captured by Odysseus after the fall of Troy, Alexi is forced to accompany the Greeks on their sea journey home to Ithaca. Cursed by the Sea God contains many of the iconic adventures of the homeward journey, including the encounter with the keeper of the winds, the descent into Hades, the fateful visit to the cannibal Laestrygonians, the encounters with Circe the sorceress, the songs of the Sirens, and the deadly passage between the monster Scylla and the whirlpool Charybdis. Having earned his master's respect in saving him from the Sirens, Alexi loses it all though mischance, and his own circumstances take a turn for the worse as he is given away to the most brutal soldier on the ship. It takes all of Alexi's skill and determination just to stay alive. The first volume in the trilogy, TORN FROM TROY, was nominated for the 2012 OLA Red Maple Award and has proved to be a best-seller.

About the Author

Patrick Bowman was born in Ottawa and educated in Toronto. He has twenty years of writing experience, all of it in software, but has been fascinated by Greek mythology since stumbling over a copy of Bulfinch's Mythology in his father's library as a child. He is the author of TORN FROM TROY (2011) and CURSED BY THE SEA GOD (2013), both from Ronsdale Press. He presently makes his home in Toronto.

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nrlymrtl, May 5, 2014 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
I thoroughly enjoyed this continuation of the tale of the slave Alexi and Captain Lopex (Odysseus). Alexi is growing as a character and it’s not all smooth sailing for him. He makes mistakes in this book, big mistakes that cost him and others. Of course his nemesis Urey really wants to end his life and I would have been worried for Alexi except I know there is a Book 3 out there. Still, it looked like Alexi was going to have some nasty scars or be missing a limb a few times.

The mini adventures were amusing and engaging. On the Isle of the Winds we have a ruler who was unaware of the depths of consequences his orders had on his people. And we spent some quality time at Circe’s and I think (though it is only hinted at) Lopex got some special quality time with Circe. ;) My favorite was the adventure into Hades and how Alexi, Lopex, and the others escaped. Though I have to say that the most touching bit of this book was concerning Alexi’s friend Pen, the other slave Alexi’s age on this mad voyage. Alexi learns harshly what it can mean to ignore a friend.

The ending was very satisfying. I really want to tell you why I found it satisfying, but then I would be handing out a major spoiler to the book. So I will simply say that it is worthy. Patrick Bowman has found a way to pump new energy into this ancient tale, opening it up to a new generation. I’m a fan of the ancient tale; I just happen to think this is pretty darn good too.
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Bowman, Patrick
Ronsdale Press
General Fiction
Children s-Fables
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