The long siege is ended. Troy lies in ashes. The black ships of the Greek war-host set sail for home - but for King Odysseus of Ithaca, the return voyage holds hazards far greater than any he faced in the Trojan War. Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey" is transformed by Rosemary Sutcliff into a traveller's tale with a spectacular cast of magicians and monsters. This book is a sequel to her story of the Trojan War entitled "Black Ships Before Troy". It includes a Greek pronunciation guide and a map of Odysseus' incredible journey.
Rosemary Suttcliff was a matchless writer of historical fiction. She wrote for all ages from nine to ninety. She died in 1992 at the age of 71.