The Oracles of Troy

Achilles and Ajax are dead and the hope of the Greeks has died with them, leaving the army restless for their homes and threatening rebellion Then a series of oracles appears, utterances from the gods that must be fulfilled if Troy is to be defeated and the war brought to an end Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks, knows that only one man has the courage and intelligence toAchilles and Ajax are dead and the hope of the Greeks has died with them, leaving the army restless for their homes and threatening rebellion Then a series of oracles appears, utterances from the gods that must be fulfilled if Troy is to be defeated and the war brought to an end Agamemnon, leader of the Greeks, knows that only one man has the courage and intelligence to complete the tasks set by the Olympians Odysseus, king of Ithaca.From an island haunted by a vengeful madman to a forsaken tomb and its deadly guardian, from the palace of a hostile king to the sacred heart of Troy itself, Odysseus and his friend Eperitus must follow the trail toward the greatest deception of all time The Trojan horse.Glyn Iliffe previously published three books in the series with Pan Macmillan and achieved worldwide sales in excess of 80,000 copies Mereo Books will now publish the fourth book in the series which will be released in late 2014.Previous titles in the series are King of Ithaca The Adventures of Odysseus ISBN 9780330452496 The Gates of Troy The Adventures of Odysseus ISBN 9780330452526 The Armour of Achilles The Adventures of Odysseus ISBN 9780330452533
The Oracles of Troy Achilles and Ajax are dead and the hope of the Greeks has died with them leaving the army restless for their homes and threatening rebellion Then a series of oracles appears utterances from the gods

  • Title: The Oracles of Troy
  • Author: Glyn Iliffe
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    Glyn Iliffe

    Glyn Iliffe studied English and Classics at university where he developed a passion for the ancient stories of Greek history and mythology Well travelled, Glyn has visited nearly 40 countries, trekked in the Himalayas, spent six weeks hitchhiking across North America, and had his collar bone broken by a bull in Pampolna.He is married with two daughters and lives in Market Harborough.

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    • Paul Bennett said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      To quote the eminent philosopher and all around wise man, Homer Simpson, "I like stories." I especially like good stories and this series by Glyn Iliffe is magnificent. The Oracles of Troy is the 4th book in this engaging tale of Odysseus and his fictional captain, Eperitus and the ten year war between the Greeks and the Trojans. The war is basically a stalemate in this tenth year and the Greeks are losing heart and long for their homeland; a homeland that is becoming increasingly more chaotic w [...]

    • Kost As said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      Εντάξει, τα λόγια είναι περιττά!! Οι ήρωές μας, αφού έχουν χάσει δύο από τους πιο επικίνδυνους πολεμιστές τους, τον Αχιλλέα και τον Αίαντα, βρίσκονται στην κόψη του ξυραφιού και η κατάκτηση της Τροίας έπειτα από δέκα χρόνια μοιάζει ολοένα να απομακρύνεται. Η μόνη ελπίδα τους [...]

    • S.J.A. Turney said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      I’ve had this book in my reading pile for some time, but didn’t want to read it until I’d finished writing my section of the coming collaboration on the Trojan War (A Song of War) because I didn’t want to directly influence my own telling. Now that my work on that tale is done, I allowed myself to read Iliffe’s book. And by happy coincidence, the author has agreed to write the foreword for our collaboration, so boy am I glad that I liked his book, else this could have been awkward! ;-) [...]

    • Steven McKay said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      Historical fiction is full of novels about Rome, but there's not so much written about that other incredible classical civilisation – Greece. So it was with great pleasure I found out Glyn Iliffe's new book was finally about to be released. And not only that, I managed to get an advance copy of it! Is it any good? Well, there have been three books in the series so far: King of Ithaca, The Gates of Troy and The Armour of Achilles and, in my opinion, all of them have been worth five stars, so th [...]

    • Richard said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      The Oracles of Troy by Glyn Iliffe is the fourth book in ‘The Adventures of Odysseus’ series. The previous three novels have been concerned with Odysseus’s life prior to and including the great majority of the Siege of Troy and are from the viewpoint of Eperitus, a friend and colleague of Odysseus, who has accompanied him on his travels. Ajax and Achilles are dead and the war is coming to its momentous finale. However, it’s at this point that a number of oracles appear from the gods that [...]

    • Adam said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      Once again, Glyn Iliffe delivers action on the plains of Troy. It had been a while since I read the last book in the series - The Armour of Achilles - but coming back into this world was like reuniting with old friends. The character of Eperitus is a wonderful character to go on this journey with. We all know what happens with the Trojan War, but The author manages to tell the tell with a fresh new perspective. If you like this period of ancient history and legend, you will really enjoy this boo [...]

    • Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      One of my favorite series.I chanced upon King of Ithaca last spring and I absolutely loved the way that Glyn Iliffe has retold the Homeric epics.The Oracles of Troy follows the events of The Iliad, or as Glyn Iliffe would call it, The Armour of Achilles. Iliffe did an excellent job of retelling this story that is so well known, he has made it fresh and exciting.I assume that the next in the series will be the retelling of The Odyssey, I can not wait to see how Glyn Iliffe will retell this part o [...]

    • Marié Meyer said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      Captured and dwelling in an ancient world After four books I am still enthralled Perhaps being immersed in the Ancients beliefs in the supernatural I m still Unser a spell but rife there is a Greek god ready with an oracle it will predict that I will very soon be engrossed in Book five

    • Martin Murphy said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      Still enjoying this series, we are moved about a bit, but it all ticks along. Still plenty of twists and turns, the book gives you events realistically and believable. The main characters are still interesting and you're left cheering for them.

    • Lois said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      Captivating!This entire series has kept me engrossed from page to page. Like good wine, it gets better and better as you read more!

    • Annette said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      Source: Free copy from the author for the purpose of reviewThe epic poem of the Greek and Trojan war is written in the Iliad by Homer.Homer's next book depicting Odysseus's long journey home is written in the Odyssey. Both works were written in 8th century BC by Homer.Odysseus (Greek name) also known as Ulysses (Roman name) is a Greek prince, who has rallied behind King Agamemnon of Mycenae and his brother King Menelaus of Sparta, in order to seek revenge and destroy the city of Troy. King Priam [...]

    • Simona F. said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      I loved it! Loved.It.I started from the end. Meaning I have still to read the previous three chapters of Odysseus adventures and I picked up this one first- call it unorganized reading. But then it does not really matter, since we are all (more or less) familiar with Homer's Iliad and Odyssey -if not, you have been living under a rock! Yeah, yeah, I might be presumptious about this, but come on! come on!, it's Homer. I can understand if you did not enjoy it, but at least you know>/b> what [...]

    • Richard Tearle said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      The Oracles of Troy tells of the last months of the most famous war in history – the Fall of Troy. The war has already seen ten years of conflict and Odysseus, the main character, wants to go home, where his beloved wife, Penelope, waits for him and where she has political troubles of her own. To do this, Odysseus must undertake three tasks set by an old seer before coming up with the idea that effectively ends the war. With him is his friend, Eperitus, who has his own reasons for wanting to, [...]

    • Kenny said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      A good, to three and a half book. The fourth in a series, and retaining an enjoyable pace, he goes through the siege of Troy with a good mix of pace and detail from the original. It is, of course, a - if not the - classic tale, and Iliffe tells it with a sense of verve (even if he, deliberately or not recycles character descriptions in each book). The addition of his own character in Odysseus's captain Eperitus does give him some scope to develop a difference character arc, although this sometim [...]

    • Mereo Books said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      Review from the Historical Novel Society: Glyn Iliffe has written an epic, fast paced and thoroughly enjoyable story of how the long drawn-out war must have been for king and soldier alike. His characters are strong and likeable and all of the myths and gods are there and brought to life by his excellent prose. We see, too, the curse of Cassandra, the cunning of Odysseus, the rage of Menelaus and the uncertainty of Helen.The final destruction of Troy is told with chilling realism.From the bright [...]

    • Jimmy said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      The Fall of Troyantly retold by Iliffe in his forth book of his series. Based on the epic legend, with added believable characterisation and vivid descriptions of war and blood thirsty destruction makes this, in my opinion, the best so far, and then there is the anticipated Odyssey to come!

    • i h j lloyd said:
      Sep 20, 2018 - 18:51 PM

      Greeks what's not to like Just as good as the previous books just about to get the book 5 just know it'll be as good as the rest

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