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Glyn Iliffe studied English and Classics at Reading University, where he developed a passion for the stories of ancient Greek mythology. Well travelled, Glyn has visited nearly forty countries, trekked in the Himalayas, spent six weeks hitchhiking across North America and had his collarbone broken by a bull in Pamplona.He is married with two daughters and lives in Leicestershire. King of Ithaca was his first novel, followed by The Gates of Troy and The Armour of Achilles. He is currently working on the fifth book in the series, The Voyage of Odysseus.
'The world of this novel appears as many scholars see that of Homer: a rich melange of different eras ... It has suspense, treachery and bone-crunching action ... It will leave fans of the genre eagerly awaiting the rest of the series' - Harry Sidebottom, author of the bestselling Warrior of Rome series; 'Iliffe is a talented storyteller' - Times Literary Supplement; 'A ripping swords-and-sandals treatment of The Iliad' - The Telegraph; 'A thrilling adventure full of bloody battles, vibrant characters and the heart-stopping romance that makes ancient Greece so universally appealing. Dazzling drama on a grand scale' - Lancashire Evening Post; 'A must read for those who enjoy good old epic battles, chilling death scenes and the extravagance of ancient Greece' - Lifestyle Magazine; 'The reader does not need to be a classicist by any means to enjoy this epic and stirring tale. It makes a great novel and would be an even better film' - Historical Novels Review; 'Another gripping and thrilling tale from the new demi-god of the genre, one which fans will relish getting stuck into' - The Catholic Herald