Not a member?     Existing members login below:

Fiction Ebooks

The Maiden's Odyssey

Downloads: 9108         Pages: 342

Published: 3 years ago

Rating: Rated: 8 times Rate It

  • 1 star
  • 2 stars
  • 3 stars
  • 4 stars
  • 5 stars

Author: Paul Coulter

Book Description HTML  |   Report this book

The Maiden's Odyssey is set in the 8th Century BCE. A young captive named Nerissa is transported from Asia Minor to the Greek island of Ithaca. Purchased by a member of the oligarchy, her master discovers Nerissa’s keen intelligence, and involves her in his plan to introduce democracy. When his fortunes turn suddenly, she’s brutalized by her new owner. Nerissa escapes, only to be recaptured and punished harshly. She seeks blind Homer's protection, but he insists on returning her. While leading Homer errantly, Nerissa recounts the ordeal of her family that led to her enslavement. As he struggles with the opening of his new epic The Odyssey, Homer becomes intrigued by Nerissa's tale. Their encounter sets off a chain of tragedy and triumph winding through the next ten years. Download this FREE e-book today!

Stephen Lee

could not put this book down. a good read.


Brian Montgomery

Outstanding historical fiction. Extremely well written, finely drawn and complex characters, thoroughly researched for readers who like their ancient settings to be accurate, consistently interesting. The slave girl Nerissa's ordeal before being brought to Ithaca provides the material for Homer as he writes The Odyssey. Both dark and hopeful in tone, I'd vote for The Maiden's Odyssey as the best novel I've read in years. It was so superb, I searched for Coulter's other books on Amazon, and also found a link to his website, www.coulterfirstchapters.com where samples from his newest books and entire copies of earlier books are downloadable for free.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul Coulter

Paul Coulter is the author of 22 novels, primarily historical fiction, with a few literary and mainstream works. He is a native of Waynesboro, Virginia, was educated at M.I.T. and Harvard and currently teaches at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He is the proud father of two grown children, Neena and Daniel. Over the course of his thirty year writing career, he has done a wide variety of work to support his family, beginning as a research assistant in a genetics lab, and ranging from Head Coach of Women's Soccer at M.I.T. to sous chef at a fine restaurant in Boston to a variety of corporate marketing positions to Divisional Director at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia to security guard and pizza delivery when times were lean. In addition to writing, his lifelong passions are soccer, table tennis, cooking, and crossword puzzles. He constructs Cryptic Crosswords for the British market under the name Scribbler, and competes regularly in American crossword tournaments,

You may also like...

  • Wychetts
    Wychetts Fiction by William Holley
    Wychetts
    Wychetts

    Reads:
    407

    Pages:
    233

    Published:
    Sep 2014

    “Dear Mum, we have just moved into our new house, although there’s nothing much new about it. It’s called Wychetts and is falling to bits. There’s no electric...

    Formats: PDF, TXT

  • shady medicos
    shady medicos Fiction by TKraghunathan
    shady medicos
    shady medicos

    Reads:
    23

    Pages:
    67

    Published:
    Sep 2014

    Introducing a new character called Major Dickey, a highly decorated officer from Indian Army helping state police to come to grips with problems having inter...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle

  • An Honest Man, Book One of The Donkey and the Wall trilogy
    An Honest Man, Book One of The Donkey and the Wall trilogy Fiction by J. L. Lawson
    An Honest Man, Book One of The Donkey and the Wall trilogy
    An Honest Man, Book One of The Donkey and the Wall trilogy

    Reads:
    242

    Pages:
    391

    Published:
    Sep 2014

    An Honest Man begins the trilogy. From the humble roots of an 1864 immigrant from the Guang, his Shoshone wife and their little hardware store in Tahoe City, ...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle, TXT

  • Rolling Thunder, Wings of War Series, Book 1 of 5
    Rolling Thunder, Wings of War Series, Book 1 of 5 Fiction by Mark Berent
    Rolling Thunder, Wings of War Series, Book 1 of 5
    Rolling Thunder, Wings of War Series, Book 1 of 5

    Reads:
    252

    Pages:
    269

    Published:
    Sep 2014

    Rolling Thunder is an historical novel about the decisive role politics played during the Vietnam war. Its characters range from men in the field to the P...

    Formats: PDF, Epub, Kindle

Remove