Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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

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. 

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  1. An Odysseus retelling? That sounds like it could be really intriguing. I've never heard of this series before so I'm going to have to check it out. Thanks for putting it on my radar :)

    1. They've all been the most amazing stories and written by excellent authors!

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

    Have a wonderful day, Stephanie. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Yes! And all the stories by the authors form one big story. It's really something unique. ♥

  3. I love a great revenge story! I am vaguely familiar with The Odyssey and I can see how this could be a really interesting take on it. I hope that you enjoy this one. :)

  4. 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!

  5. I like the approach of this one - to tell the story from the characters on the other side. Nice pick!

  6. Odysseus is one of my favorite tales! I'm going to have to read this ASAP. Checking out the others now. These kinds of books are right up my alley. Thanks for sharing :)

    My WoW

  7. Not heard of many of these authors but I am curious to see how this collaboration works. Nice choice!

  8. 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!

  9. Oooh! This sounds really interesting! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  10. The Odyssey is one of my favorites! A Sea of Sorrow looks really interesting. It'll be awesome to get the story in new perspectives. Great pick! I hope you enjoy this one when it releases! Happy reading!

  11. I am sure you are going to love it! Especially as I recently saw you read a collection like this one and really enjoyed it.


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