Hello everyone! My name is Alice aka Married To Books and if you are new to my blog today, welcome and I hope that you enjoy my post. Today is my turn to host the blog tour for the book Song of Princes by Janell Rhiannon. I would like to thank Xpresso Book Tours and Janell for the opportunity to take part in the tour as a host. Stay tuned for an exciting treat coming up at the end of this post!
Song of Princes
by Janell Rhiannon
(Homeric Chronicles, #1)
Publication date: June 22nd 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Historical
Sing Muse. Sing of the shining citadel of Troy rising from the hot sands of Asia. Sing of the Greek palaces ascending from their rocky hilltops. Sing of one woman’s dream heralding the madness of men and the murder of innocents. From bull dancing rings and wild meadows, the Forgotten Prince must choose between love and a golden crown. From seclusion and safety, the Golden Warrior must choose between his honor and his life. From behind the Great Wall, the Golden Prince must choose between his family and his city. And from a rugged realm on the far side of Greece, the Warrior King must choose between his son’s life and certain exile. Here shepherds and princes, warriors and kings, and seers and lovers seek to conquer their passions, outwit destiny or surrender to it.
PARIS, the FORGOTTEN PRINCE.
ACHILLES, the GOLDEN WARRIOR.
HEKTOR, the GOLDEN PRINCE.
ODYSSEUS, the WARRIOR KING.
Where did their legends begin before their lives converged at Troy in one of the most famous battles of all time? The HOMERIC CHRONICLES tells the stories of Paris, Achilles, Hektor, and Odysseus in one chronological tale, beginning before the ILIAD and ending long after the ODYSSEY. Blending both history and myth, the Homeric Chronicles will satisfy your love of Greek mythology, while paying homage to the original storyteller, Homer.
SONGS OF PRINCES begins with the birth of Paris and Achilles, and introduces us to a young Hektor and Odysseus. The journey of the princes begins…
Janell Rhiannon has a Master’s degree in history. It was during her years studying Alexander the Great that she came to love the Greek and Roman myths. She loves warfare and romance. Visit her Amazon Author Page or visit her at www.janellrhiannon.com
Fall in love with Greek mythology for the first time or all over again.
…READ THEM ALL…
Having not read very many novels on Greek Mythology, I was pleasantly surprised by how engrossed I was sitting back with my cat and reading the book on my iPad during a massive thunderstorm. The story takes place in the build-up towards the brutal Battle of Troy and following the lives of the various Greek Gods and their form of contribution towards the battle. A baby boy is given up for sacrifice but is rescued and without any knowledge of his heritage, eighteen year old Paris is about to come face to face with the harsh reality of his true background.
Plenty of action, thrills and spills, the storytelling was very well portrayed in a world full of myths and legends. For action readers, lovers of Greek Mythology and historical fiction lovers, Song of Princes offers a rich, detailed storyline into the lives of the Gods.
Overall Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Janell always had her nose in a book, reading by flashlight when it was “lights out” time. Her love of reading turned to a curiosity about writing. She now writes in all the spare moments she can squeeze out of a day. She also writes fiction and fantasy with some romantic spice for good measure. Janell adores Mythology and Fantasy. Anything magical and mystical. And dragons. And gargoyles. Her guiding motto: “I tell stories, not genres.”
She currently lives in CA.
NOW! It’s time for the exciting announcement, for the very first time on this blog… I’m promoting a giveaway! This is all brand new to me and I am super excited to be a part of this and bring something new to my blog. The giveaway is international and it closes on September 22nd 2016 so take a look at the grand prize on offer:
- 2x $25 Amazon gift cards
Paperback Triple Firsts (the first book of these series):
–Song of Princes by Janell Rhiannon
–Helen of Sparta by Amalia Corosella
–Mistress of Rome by Kate Quinn
That’s all for today’s post. Once again, I would like to thank Janell and the team over at Xpresso Book Tours for the opportunity to be part of the blog tour for Song of Princes. Have a great day everyone, see you all soon!