Cursed by the Sea God

Cursed by the Sea God

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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.
ISBN: 9781553801863
Branch Call Number: BOW

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alex_g
Aug 28, 2013

The second installment of the Odyssey of a Slave. This novel keeps up the pace from the first one. Alexi is still aboard the Pelagios with all the same crew members. Ury is still causing Alexi many problems. The novel starts of with the crew going to an island to restock their ship when Lopex was given a gift from the king to help them get home. When Ury causes the gift to malfunction, he blames it on Alexi. Therefore, Alexi loses Lopex's trust. As an added problem destroying the king's gift made the ship go back to the king's island. As they go back they meet countless perils along their journey.
Now as for the title of this novel, it's called "Cursed By The Sea God" because in the previous novel in the series, a cyclops whom the crew blinded, cursed the crew on the name of Poseidon who happens to be the sea god. I believe that the author very cleverly called the novel this title because he wanted the readers to know how they were cursed, so they will have to read the first book in the series.
This novel definitely lives up to the first novel in the series. This novel also has just as much action and character development as the first one. Not only did the characters keep developing from where they left off in the first novel, but we also found out some new information about the characters. This novel kept me wanting to reading after every new chapter i rate this novel a 4 out of 5.

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