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    ISBN: 9780241486351
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    AuthorFry, Stephen
    Pub Date26/09/2024
    Publisher: HAMISH HAMILTON
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    Pre-order the final book in Stephen Fry's acclaimed internationally bestselling Greek myths series telling the story of The Odyssey - can a hero find his way home?

    Sometimes the hardest journey is the way back home . . .

    Wily Odysseus, King of Ithaca, has won Troy for the Greeks - after a decade of brutal, bloody warfare. But now this warrior remembers he is a husband and father - and his gaze turns longingly towards home.

    Setting sail with a small fleet, Odysseus dreams of soon lying in the arms of his beloved wife Penelope, and of teaching his son Telemachus the ways of a warrior. However, the gods laugh at the foolish hopes of mortals. And, angered by this upstart, Poseidon - God of the ocean realms - curses our hero to wander the seas for ten long years.

    Encountering one-eyed giants, six-headed monsters, terrible storms, titanic whirlpools, hypnotic sirens, seductive witches and jealous goddesses, Odysseus is tempted and tormented beyond any man's endurance.

    Yet he is no mere mortal - and the lure of his wife and son draws him, step by step, stroke by stroke, ever closer to home and his ultimate destiny . . .

    A tale of love and longing, return and redemption, home and hope, Stephen Fry's Odyssey sees the author and national treasure weave the final threads of the fabulous story begun in the worldwide bestseller, Mythos, into an astonishing and mesmerising tapestry for the ages.

    Praise for Stephen Fry's Greek Myths series:

    'Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' The Times

    'Brilliant . . . all hail Stephen Fry' Daily Mail

    'A head-spinning marathon of legends' Guardian

    'A rollicking good read' Independent

    'An Olympian feat. The gods seem to be smiling on Fry - his myths are definitely a hit' Evening Standard