*ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*
Author: Tracy Barrett
Release Date: August 1st, 2016
Genres: Mythological, Short Stories
A funny, adventure-filled collection of wonderfully weird “new” Greek myths. This unforgettable collection spins tales of love and loss, hilariously vain superheroes, ancient robots, untrappable giant foxes, men reborn after being torn apart by dragons, and even the world’s first monkeys. A few of these tales may seem familiar at first, but be prepared for the unexpected. Others are wonderfully strange and puzzling. All of them are entertaining. All of them deserve to be better known.
Retold by author and scholar Tracy Barrett (The Sherlock Files, Anna of Byzantium, The Stepsister’s Tale) with accuracy, suspense, and humor, using authoritative translations into English of ancient source material, the myths in
Reminescent of Boccaccio’s Decameron and Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales in set up and structure – a certain context is used to relate further unrelated stories – The Song of Orpheus uses the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as a trampoline to narrate 17 lesser known/unknown Ancient Greek myths.
Aptly told through by the legendary Ancient Greek musician, poet, and prophet, Orpheus, the myths are short and amusing, some witty and funny, others tragic and instructive in the way of fables.
This collection “will make readers, and especially fans of the Heroes of Olympus series, laugh, gasp, and geek out” just as promised by the synopsis.