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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But Yellow-Mane galloped forward and halted between the two lines of warriors. "
'I will raise no hand against you,' Yellow-Mane called out as Quick-to-Strike rode
up, sword unsheathed, to join combat. To slay you is to slay myself as well.
Warriors. ~| he feasting, with more dancing and music, kept on II well past
daybreak. Fronto, having investigated several basins of mare's milk, snuffled
about for yet another. Lucian would have gladly crawled under a blanket to sleep;
Dance seemed about to speak; but Lucian turned on his heel and hurried after
the warrior. Licking up the last few drops from the basin, Fronto trotted eagerly to
join them. The dance ground had been cleared, and a circle had been marked
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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
Lucian and the Jackass
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