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Oracle's War

(Olympus Trilogy #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Gods and mortals collide in the thrilling second instalment in the historical Greek fantasy the Olympus Series.

When Prince Odysseus is sent on a quest to recover his family honour, he’s led to Delos where a mysterious new prophecy has captivated the gods. Caught in a tangled web of intrigue, he discovers that this prophecy is tied to his own destiny and the fate of his pat
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Published April 29th 2019 by Canelo
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Maja  - BibliophiliaDK ✨
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-reviews

I was completely sold by the first book in this series, and this one did not let me down. Rarely have I read a book that felt so intelligent, yet approachable and engaging.

"The more I know of the gods, the less I revere them."


The mythology: One of my favourite parts of the first book was without a doubt the complexity of the world and mythology. I loved how the authors had reworked the mythology to account for so
Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019
I while ago did I buddy read with Erin over at HISTORICAL FICTIONAL READER the first book in this series, Athena's Champion. So, it was only natural that we buddy read this one as well. You can read Erin's review here!

First I want to say that this book definitely works best if you have read the first book. The story in this book pretty much picks up right after the first book ended. And, one of the reasons I liked this book better than the first, is the fact that the characters have now been int
Finitha Jose
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
      I am brushing up my mythology lessons, thanks to this amazing series revolving around Odysseus. I had the pleasure of reading 'Athena's Champion' a few months back and the second instalment doesn't disappoint at all. And this has taken me to previously uncharted territory, the war of the Epigoni against the unpenetrable walls of Thebes. Though I haven't found any reference to Odysseus participating in the war in the original story, this fictional rethinking is nothing but brilliant.
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Before I get too far ahead of myself, I want to note that I tackled Oracle's War by David Hair and Cath Mayo as a buddy read with one of my favorite fellow book bloggers. Magdalena reviews books at A Bookaholic Swede and if you haven’t done so already, I really recommend checking her site out. She’s a prolific reader and has a great catalog of honest reviews spanning a variety of genres.

I also want to point out that Oracle's
Athena (OneReadingNurse)
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you so much to Canelo and NetGalley for the invitation to read Oracle's War by David Hair and Cath Mayo.

Oracle's War is the sequel to Athena's Champion, and it is definitely necessary to read them in order. Speaking of, right now I can't wait to read the third book!!!

Odysseus is now a little older and a little wiser, on a quest to salvage his family's honor after his sister's wedding debacle. The most powerful seer in history is blinding the oracles to keep Thebes safe, and Odysseus ends u
Al Burke
May 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars

A huge thank you to NetGalley and Canelo for providing me with an ARC of this book. I really enjoyed the first book in the series and so was very excited to be offered the opportunity to read and review this sequel!

Odysseus has returned home to Ithaca after his adventures and fallen back into routine, albeit an uneasy one, now that his entire family is aware of his heritage. Not for long though, as chaos descends upon his sister Ctimene’s wedding, Odysseus sets out once more to avenge h
S.J. Higbee
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The action starts a few months after the events in Athena’s Champion at the occasion of Odysseus’s sister’s wedding – which doesn’t go according to plan and sends him off on a quest to avenge a wrong. I am really fond of this clever young man, whose quick wits save him from death more than once in this fast-moving adventure, where gods are amoral beings, intent on widening their pool of worshippers by any means at their disposal. Being one of their champions isn’t the privileged position you mig ...more
My thanks to Canelo for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Oracle’s War’, the second instalment of the Olympus series by David Hair and Cath Mayo in exchange for an honest review.

The story picks up shortly after the events in ‘Athena’s Champion’, which I would urge newcomers to the series read first as it establishes the characters and settings.

Here Prince Odysseus is sent on a quest to redeem his family’s honour after malicious interference in his sister’s marriage by Tiresias, the greatest seer (and s
Myta Santiago
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Canelo Publishing for informing me that the electronic Advanced Reader's Copy (eARC) is available on NetGalley.

David Hair and Cath Mayo have done it again! They continue the action-packed tale of Odysseus, this time bringing our epic hero to the gates of Thebes and stop its might from trampling across Achaea. We again see Bria, the lusty daemon who guides Odysseus throughout his quest, and meet Diomedes and his war-hungry, headstrong Argive cousins who walk alongside Odysseus toward
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We start with few months after the last part finished in Athena’s Champion where Odysseus’s true lineage was revealed at Pytho which led to him fulfilling a prophecy by the same Oracle. This one starts off with his sister Ctimene marrying her childhood sweetheart, Maeus, but at the last moment the wedding is called off and she marries someone else. Odysseus suspects foul play and with the help of Bria – a daemon, Eurybates, and newly appointed Theoi Diomedes embark on a journey to Delos where th ...more
Jun 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: international, myth, novel
As in Book One, I found myself propelled through the novel, completely committed to the plot and characters. As far as I could tell, the story is based on hints and suggestions mentioned in a variety of ancient texts and imaginatively woven together to create Odysseus's backstory. I was glad to find that Odysseus's voice is maturing here--and why wouldn't it? Thrust into war, enemies wherever he turns, wars to fight, gods and goddess to placate--the golly gee youngster is becoming a leader. I do ...more
Kate Eminhizer
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I received a copy of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a continuation of the tale of Odysseus. The first installment of this series, Athena's Champion, provides key content for being able to follow the action in this new title. It can be read as a stand alone but it isn't advisable. I praise the authors for bringing a fresh perspective to well-worn mythological tales. There is definite improvement of presentation in this 2nd installment. The language doesn't
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oracle’s War is the second book in the Olympus Trilogy by David Hair and Cath Mayo. The first book is Athena's Champion where Odysseus learns he is a theoi and starts going on dangerous missions for Athena. Oracle's War continues Odysseus, Bria, and Athena's journey. Odysseus and Bria are once again sent off on a dangerous mission without knowing the full reason why. It's a fast-paced and interesting story filled with family drama, political intrigue, war, strategy, and morality. This series is ...more
Jan 29, 2021 rated it it was ok
OK, I can't do this anymore. Managed to get to 44%, but had to call it quits. It's not you, it's me. The idea of the plot is good and well thought out, and I appreciate how different bits of Greek Mythology are woven into the story, but I just can't deal with the characterisations, crass language and deviations from the better known versions of the myths. ...more
Apr 08, 2019 rated it liked it
A huge thank you to NetGalley and Canelo for providing me with an ARC of this book. I really enjoyed the first book in the series and so was very excited to be offered the opportunity to read and review this sequel!
Anthony Philosophos
Jan 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Olympus Series. Hair and Mayo have written another thriller. I enjoyed the book. The historical perspective was perfect. I felt like I was transported back to ancient Greece.
Sophie Childs
Jun 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Exciting continuation of the series. Looking forward to the next book.

Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC without obligation.
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved this book as much as I loved the first installment in this series.
It's fascinating and entertaining, there's an amazing world building, and the characters are interesting.
I look forward to read other books by this author.
Many thanks to Canelo and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine
SplatterGeist Reviews
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The day the final novel of The Olympus Series and George R.R. Martin’s next World of Ice and Fire installment hits the shelves will, without a doubt, be the worst day of my life.

I would be pulling out clumps of hair in trying to decide which copy to buy first.

David Hair and Cath Mayo make a hell of a team, quite literally drenching the world of the Olympus Series in tomes of lore so much so that I ended up getting a copy of Stephen Fry’s Mythos just to try and keep up with the gods and their des
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David Hair is the author of The Bone Tiki, winner of Best First Novel (Young Adult Fiction section) at the 2010 NZ Post Children's Book Awards. The Bone Tiki and its sequel The Taniwha's Tear are fantasy novels set in New Zealand. David is a New Zealander, who has worked primarily in financial services. He has a degree in History and Classical Studies. He has lived from 2007 to 2010 in New Delhi, ...more

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