Meet the Arkadians--a young bean counter turned hero, a poet turned jackass, a girl of marvels, a king disguised as a peasant, and others who play across an epic stage, firmly connecting the quest of a young protagonist to those of classical heroes and heroines of ancient Greek storytelling--and reminding readers that danger, daring, and romance are still the most thrilling of literary devices.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - t1bclasslibrary - LibraryThing
This tale of three friends (a boy, a girl, and a poet turned into a donkey) borrows tales from the Iliad and Odyssey, and turns them into something new and exciting. The friends are off to save a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - devafagan - LibraryThing
Alexander's whimsical story-telling voice is as strong as ever, but the plot and mythic elements did not move me in the way his other works have. I felt the re-imagining of traditional tales in this ... Read full review
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