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Fertile Public Library SAI (Text) 33500013793245 New On holds shelf -
Hendrum LINK Site SAI (Text) 33500013793237 New Checked out 06/22/2023

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  • ISBN: 9781250855572
  • ISBN: 1250855578
  • Physical Description: 290 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2023.

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"When Princess Atalanta is born, a daughter rather than the son her parents hoped for, she is left on a mountainside to die. But even then, she is a survivor. Raised by a mother bear under the protective eye of the goddess Artemis, Atalanta grows up wild and free, with just one condition: if she marries, Artemis warns, it will be her undoing. Although she loves her beautiful forest home, Atalanta yearns for adventure. When Artemis offers her the chance to fight in her name alongside the Argonauts, the fiercest band of warriors the world has ever seen, Atalanta seizes it. The Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece is filled with impossible challenges, but Atalanta proves herself equal to the men she fights alongside. As she is swept into a passionate affair, in defiance of Artemis's warning, she begins to question the goddess's true intentions. Can Atalanta carve out her own legendary place in a world of men, while staying true to her heart?"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 April #1
    Countless tales have been told of Jason and his Argonauts and their quest to procure the Golden Fleece. But not nearly enough tales tell of the woman among their number, Atalanta, a woman raised first by bears and then by the nymphs of the grove of Artemis. Famous for her speed and her abilities with a bow, Atalanta is doubted and disdained by the men she meets, but she's okay with that—her loyalty is with Artemis. But can the world of men and uncaring gods threaten her hopes of triumph? In her latest retelling, Saint tackles this story of a fearless warrior woman confronting a world mired in patriarchal assumptions and threats. The second half of the novel feels rushed, probably owing to Saint's ambition in trying to fit in all of the action while also giving enough weight to relationships. But overall, it's a compelling story about a powerful, observant warrior who loves a good, honorable fight and about the more dishonorable side of some well-known mythological quests. Fans of Saint's Ariadne (2021) and Elektra (2022) will be happy with her newest offering. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Due to a lifelong fascination with Ancient Greek mythology, Jennifer Saint read Classical Studies at King’s College, London. She spent the next thirteen years as an English teacher, sharing a love of literature and creative writing with her students. She is the internationally bestselling author of Atalanta, Elektra, and Ariadne.

Subject: Atalanta (Greek mythological character) > Fiction.
Argonauts (Greek mythology) > Fiction.
Mythology, Greek > Fiction.
Gods, Greek > Fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Heroes > Fiction.
Sex role > Fiction.
Genre: Mythological fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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