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Cursed by the Sea God (Odyssey of a Slave #2)

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Fiction. 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 ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published May 2nd 2013 by Ronsdale Press (first published February 1st 2013)
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Jun 06, 2016 AudioBookReviewer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My original Cursed by the Sea God audiobook review and many others can be found at Audiobook Reviewer.

Alexi’s journey as slave to Odysseus continues on the fateful journey to Ithaca. This audio is based on Homer’s Odyssey; packed with action involving deadly encounters with Circe the sorceress, the Sirens and their deadly song, the cannibals of Laestrygonians and the keeper of the wind. Mistakes are made through bad decisions of which Alexi had no input but faces the consequences even as a pigle
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Susan
I thoroughly enjoyed this continuation of the tale of the slave Alexi and Captain Lopex (Odysseus). Alexi is growing as a character and it’s not all smooth sailing for him. He makes mistakes in this book, big mistakes that cost him and others. Of course his nemesis Urey really wants to end his life and I would have been worried for Alexi except I know there is a Book 3 out there. Still, it looked like Alexi was going to have some nasty scars or be missing a limb a few times.

The mini adventures w
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Rebecca
Jul 21, 2016 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Alexi was taken as a slave when the Greeks sacked Troy. Since then he has been travelling with Odysseus and his men. Here, they encounter Aeolus, the cannibalistic Laestrygonians (whom they call the ‘ship breakers’), Circe, Hades, Scylla and Charybdis (unnamed), the sirens, and wind up on the island of Helios, the sun god. Throughout, Alexi must survive his own tale. The Greek sailor and bully Ury is doing his best to kill Alexi in mistaken revenge for the death of Ury’s brother in Troy. Others ...more
Carina
Apr 22, 2014 Carina rated it really liked it
This was a really good book, and a great continuation of Torn from Troy. I love how in this book, and it's preceder, have many creatures from Greek myths that confront them like sirens, wraiths of the dead, sorceresses, and more. I would recommend this book to those who like Greek mythology and legend, but be warned, it does have a slightly annoying very pace fast pace.
Colette Dufault
Jul 26, 2016 Colette Dufault rated it liked it
Action packed with mythical characters, Alexi's journey with Achilles (Lopex) continues in the sequel to Torn From Troy. Recommended for avid followers of Greek Mythology and Riordan fans. Some disturbing content: Beheadings, murder, suicide.
Stephanie
Feb 07, 2015 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this trilogy. In the library these books never make it to the shelves because people either have reserves or see them on the cart and take them out. They are a great modern re-telling of Homer's wonderful classic. Love it.
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Patrick Bowman was born in Ottawa and educated in Toronto. He has twenty years of writing experience, all of it in software, but has been fascinated by Greek mythology since stumbling over a copy of Bulfinch's Mythology in his father's library as a child. TORN FROM TROY is his first book. He presently makes his home in Toronto.



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Born Ottawa, Ontario; moved Toronto age 9; BSc
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Odyssey of a Slave (3 books)
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  • Arrow Through the Axes

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