There was once a time, nearly four thousand years ago, when the tall towers of a city called Troy reached gleaming into the sky; when its proud king fought against an invading army in a desperate siege. The Tale of Troy was so important to the ancient Greeks that its author, Homer, became a kind of hero. Long after his death, artists, thinkers and ordinary people still look to his tale for inspiration. This exciting version of the famous story is retold especially for 8–13-year-olds.
About the Author
Benedict Flynn is best known for his verse translation of Dante’s The Divine Comedy but in addition he has produced modern verse versions of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and Beowulf. He has also re-told the myths of The Tale of Troy, The Adventures of Odysseus, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and Robin Hood.