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Book Bingo Three 2020 – A time in history you’d like to travel back to

March, and my third book bingo square for my book bingo with Theresa and Amanda. For this square, I have nominated the time in history you’d like to travel back to. Sticking clear of revolutions and war, I chose a book that is set during the Minoan era, as I think it would be interesting… Continue reading Book Bingo Three 2020 – A time in history you’d like to travel back to

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Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr

Title: Dragonfly Song Author: Wendy Orr Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: June 2016 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Abandoned by the priestess of the island at birth, Aissa is an outcast, surviving by her wits - until she joins the acrobatic bull dancers who are sent away to compete on… Continue reading Dragonfly Song by Wendy Orr

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Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess by Bettany Hughes

Title: Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess Author: Bettany Hughes Genre: Biography, History, Non-Fiction Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 12th November 2019 Format: Hardcover Pages: 242 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: A vivid history of the ancient goddess Venus by the bestselling historian and broadcaster Bettany Hughes Through ancient art, evocative myth, exciting archaeological revelations and philosophical… Continue reading Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess by Bettany Hughes

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The Honourable Thief by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Title: The Honourable Thief Author: Meaghan Wilson Anastasios Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery Publisher: Pan MacMillan Published: 31/7/2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 448 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: 'Achilles? Because...?' 'Obsession of mine. Half man, half god - and his own worst enemy.  My kind of man.' He laughed. Istanbul, Turkey 1955 Benedict Hitchens, once a world-renowned archaeologist, is… Continue reading The Honourable Thief by Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

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Circe by Madeline Miller

Title: Circe Author: Madeline Miller Genre: Fantasy/Mythology Retelling Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 10th April 2018 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist.  Circe is the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and Perse, a beautiful naiad. Yet from the moment of her birth,… Continue reading Circe by Madeline Miller

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Trying War by S.D. Gentill (Sulari Gentill)

Book Title: Trying War, (Hero Trilogy Book Two) Author: S.D. Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Genre: Young Adult/Mythology/Fantasy Release Date: 17th February 2012 Book Synopsis: Mac, Cad, Lycon and Hero return to the ruins of Troy to conf ront disaster. Once again the Herdsmen of Ida are caught in unfolding legend - facing monsters, murderers and… Continue reading Trying War by S.D. Gentill (Sulari Gentill)

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Book Review: Chasing Odysseus by S.D. Gentill

Book Title: Chasing Odysseus, first book in the Hero Trilogy Author: S.D. Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy/Mythology Release Date: 2011 Book Synopsis: Four young heroes in a quest against myth, magic...and betrayal. One girl, three brothers...four daring young heroes... Treachery, transformations and a deadly quest. A thrilling adventure of ancient myth, monsters, gods,… Continue reading Book Review: Chasing Odysseus by S.D. Gentill