Athena’s Champion by David Hair & Cath Mayo
Expected publication: November 8th 2018 by Canelo
The first in a thrilling new historical fantasy series; Odysseus must embrace his secret heritage and outwit the vengeful Gods who would control or destroy him…
Prince Odysseus of Ithaca is about to have his world torn apart. He’s travelled to the oracle at Pytho to be anointed as heir to his island kingdom; but instead the Pythia reveals a terrible secret, one that tears down every pillar of his life, and marks him out for death.
Outcast by his family, hunted by the vengeful gods, Odysseus is offered sanctuary by Athena, goddess of wisdom, and thrust into the secret war between the Olympians for domination and survival. Only his wits, and his skill as a warrior, can keep him ahead of their power games – and alive.
When one of Athena’s schemes goes drastically wrong, and the young Helen of Sparta is kidnapped, Odysseus must journey past the gates of Hades to save her. Falling in love with a Trojan princess, a bewitching woman who poses a deadly threat to both his homeland and Athena, won’t make his task any easier…
Drawing from classic Greek mythology, Athena’s Champion, first in the epic Olympus series, is perfect for fans of Madeline Miller and David Gemmell.
This is the first book in a new historical fantasy trilogy about Odysseus. Doesn’t it sound absolutely perfect? I’d read anything that’s derived from Greek mythology but I have a special place in my heart for Odysseus and anything related to the Trojan war so I’m really excited to read the book. The cover is freaking gorgeous as well. I love the owl on the cover because it clearly represents Athena. It’s so beautiful.