The Wanderings of OdysseusRosemary Sutcliff
fantasy, young adult
Illustrated by Alan Lee.
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 Sutcliff (1920–1992) was a British novelist, best known as a writer of highly acclaimed historical fiction. Although primarily a children's author, the quality and depth of her writing also appeals to adults, she herself once commenting that she wrote "for children of all ages from nine to ninety."
Rosemary Sutcliff began her career as a writer in 1950 with The Chronicles of Robin Hood. She found her voice when she wrote The Eagle of the Ninth in 1954. In 1959, she won the Carnegie Medal for The Lantern Bearers and was runner-up in 1972 with Tristan and Iseult. In 1974 she was highly commended for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her The Mark of the Horse Lord won the first Phoenix Award in