King of Ithaka

King of Ithaka

by Tracy Barrett
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King of Ithaka 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, I was a bit upset that Odysseys' character was changed from his humbler self, and that the suitors had been much nicer than in the original story, but still an excellent book and worthy of much more praise than it is receiving! Also, great narration!!! :)
socraticparenting More than 1 year ago
At sixteen, Telemachos sets off on his own Odyssey in search of his father who has not yet returned to Ithaka from the Trojan War. As in Homer’s Odyssey, Telemachos sails to Pylos to consult King Nestor, and Nestor’s son Pisistratos agrees to take Telemachos to Sparta in his chariot to ask King Menelaos what has become of Odysseus. Mythological creatures and deities live anew in this coming-of-age adventure where a young prince discovers the meaning of friendship and the true qualities of a king. Telemachos must find within himself the strength, bravery and generosity of a king along with another essential quality that Nestor, Menelaos, and even Odysseus seem to be lacking. Barrett weaves many delightful twists into an old tale by assuring us that great poets such as Homer were beloved for their ability to create a beautiful story, not their historical accuracy.
Sydney Baccam More than 1 year ago
Overall, the book was great. It switched the original myth into something more creative and different. But in the end, I had hoped that the author would have kept the same ending as the orginal myth itself.
Reader1793 More than 1 year ago
It reminded me of a Greek fable that told pretty much the same story. Love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago