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“Gods, animals, and humans collide in this rollicking adventure. Set in the Mediterranean during the Bronze Age, this story will treat readers to a tale filled with fascinating historical detail juxtaposed with a breathlessly paced plot. For lovers of Percy Jackson, a new hero has arrived. And he's wearing a tunic!”
— Maggie Tokuda-Hall, Books Inc., San Francisco, CA
An action-packed new series set in the mysterious, dangerous Bronze Age
Young Hylas--goatherd, Outsider, thief--is hunted by powerful warriors who want him dead and have kidnapped his sister. Hylas is forced to flee his home, but not before a mysterious stranger gives him a bronze dagger. While on the run, Hylas must use his skill and wits to survive a shipwreck and a great white shark attack, befriend a dolphin, and help Pirra, the runaway daughter of a High Priestess. Together with Pirra, the dolphin, and the valuable bronze sword, Hylas fights to discover why he's being hunted and find his sister before the warriors find them.
Michelle Paver is an avid researcher who tirelessly investigates the worlds she writes about. All based on real times and places, Michelle's novels bring those historical periods to life in exciting and thought-provoking ways. The final book in her Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in the UK.
Praise for Gods and Warriors:
“Reads like a heroic Greek epic, without the dusty language. Younger readers who like historical fantasy and/or Percy Jackson will love this book.” –VOYA Reviews
"Action-packed chapters ending in cliffhangers keep the story moving forward at a fast clip. Richly detailed and historically believable." -Kirkus Reviews
"This first book in a new series is sure to appeal to fans of Rick Riordan as well as Paver's earlier Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series." -Booklist
"Paver brings this mysterious period of history to vibrant life in a compelling realistic narrative with some fantasy flourishes." -SLJ
"Well-researched, historically accurate, and action-packed. It will certainly appeal to fans of fantasy, historical fiction, and adventure stories." -LMC