Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus

Posted September 6, 2017 by Stephanie in can't-wait wednesday / 16 Comments

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and talk about the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting On Wednesday hosted at Breaking the Spine.

A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus by David Blixt, Amalia Carosella, Libbie Hawker, Scott Oden, Vicky Alvear Shecter, Russel Whitfield and Gary Corby (introduction)

Expected publication: October 17th 2017 by Knight Media, LLC

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

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.

For some reason I thought that A Day of Fire: A Novel of Pompeii, A Year of Ravens: A Novel of Boudica’s Rebellion and A Song of War: A Novel of Troy would be the only three books like this. But yesterday I found out that A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus is coming out in October. The H Team sure kept this one under wraps! Needless to say I’m super excited for this release and already pre-ordered my copy. Odysseus was a character in A Song of War, so I’m definitely familiar with him and I’m curious to see how they’ll retell his story. 

Some of the authors who worked on this book are totally new to me, like David Blixt, Amalia Carosella, Scott Oden and Gary Corby (who’s doing the introduction) so I’m really thrilled to discover these new authors. The ones I am familiar with are Libbie Hawker, Vicky Alvear Shecter and Russel Whitfield have all amazed me in the prevous books where they have written stories in and I’m sure they will do so once again. 

Pre-order your copy here:
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16 responses to “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Sea of Sorrow: A Novel of Odysseus

  1. Oh interesting, so this is a multi-author book! I'd not heard of it before but it sounds cool. I like the cover. 😀 I hope you enjoy this book when you get the chance to read it!

    Have a wonderful day, Stephanie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  2. I wish I knew more about this story away from the Hollywood versions of him — but this is a good reason to go read up on him. intriguing pick, Stephanie. I always feel like I learn something new with your picks!

  3. I am definitely interested in this! The Odyssey is one of my favorite classics.

    I have a mystery novel on my shelf that was written by multiple authors, but I haven't gotten to it yet. I am really curious to see how it all comes together.

    Thank you for sharing!

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