Trying War

h3TryingWarh3pFollowingtheravereviewsofChasingOdysseusthe2011debutnovelintheHerotrilogybyS.D.GentillitssequelTryingWarseesthefouryoungprotagonistsHeroandherthreebrothersMachaonCadmusandLyconagainbattlingpersonalchallengeinthisthrillingfantasyadventure.brbrAgreatadventurestoryTryingWarisslightlydarkerthanChasingOdysseusasthefouryoungHerdsmenpushdeeperintotheancientGreekmythicalworldsuggestinganalternateviewofhistory.brbrInthisnewbookeachofthefourheroesistestedandchallengedHerobytherealityofhergodsMachaonbyfearLyconbyamotherhehasneverknownandCadmusbylovesaysS.D.Gentill.brbrTryingWarbeginsastheHerdsmenreturntoTroyafterchasingKingOdysseusacrosstheseas.AlthoughHeroMacCadandLyconhaveclearedthenameoftheirpeopletheyarereturningtoaworldthathasbeendevastated.AndthentheAmazonsarrive.andthingsgetawholelotworse.OnceagaintheHerdsmenofIdaarecaughtinunfoldinglegendfacingmonstersmurderersandthegodsatwarinadesperateattempttochallengewhatthefateshavedecreed.brbrWhileherfastmovingquestisbasedonGreekmythitisatitscoreagrippingfantasyadventureseries.Gentillcreatestwistafterextraordinarytwisttokeeptodaysreadersenchantedandenthralledfromstarttofinish.brbrAtthecentreofTryingWarandtheseriesasawholearethetiesoffamilyandloyaltysomeareobviousandotherssurprising.IthinkmostofusyearnforasenseoffamilyandbelongingIhopewhatreaderstakefromthisseriesistheideathatfamilycanbechosenandbelongingisaboutmorethanbloodaddsMsGentill.TheHerdsmenarenotstrictlyrelatedtoeachotheryettheyarebrothersandsisterinthetruestsense.Thetalealsoturnsontheideathattherearemanykindsofstrengthandcourageshecontinues.TheHerdsmenactwithanalmostunthinkingbraveryitiswhatisexpectedandpartoftheiridentity.Heroisbesetbyfearsowhensheactsitisdespiteherterror.Andyetwhenrequiredtoactshedoesso.brbrEvenifyouhaveneverbeforereadanythingremotelyconcerningGreekMythologytherewillbefamiliarityinthestoriesadeacutejagravevutothethemesofheroismandconflictofgreatconsequencesandsmallactsofkindnessofsacrificeandloyaltysaysMsGentill.brbrThesethemesareapartofallstorytellingandsomythologyisinsomewaytheheritageofeverynovel.Ithinkthatswhatalwayscallsusbacktotheseancienttaleswhichidentifyandexposethepassionsandrelationshipswhichstillmoveustoday.brbrBasedinthefoothillsoftheSnowyMountainsshehasafarmgrowingFrenchtrufflesstrongS.D.Gentillstronghashadarichandmultifacetedlife.InitiallystudyingastrophysicsthenembarkingonasuccessfulcareerinLawshelaterdecidedtofollowherpassioninwritingnovels.ShehasalreadybeenshortlistedfortheCommonwealthWritersPrizeforbestfirstbookintheSouthEastAsiaandPacificregionAFewRightThinkingMenofferedaVarunaFellowshipwascommendedintheFellowshipofAustralianWriters2008JimHamiltonAwardandhasbeenlonglistedfortheHachetteQLDWritersCentreAustralianManuscriptDevelopmentProgramforfictionwriters.brbrstrongTryingWarstrongbrPanteraPressbrAuthorS.D.GentillbrISBN9780987068545brPrice19.99ppnbspppnbspp


 



Top
 
Join our VIP Club
Enter Competitions
Add to Bookmarks
Free Toolbar Download
VIP member - Login

Baby Gap!