Return Of The Hero
by Jeffrey Peter Clarke
Troy lay in burning ruins, her proud king Priam and his court slain. The Greek fleet under victorious Agamemnon, king of great Mycenae, sets sail for home, their vessels burdened with loot, the prize of ten year’s hardship and siege before the city walls. A storm strikes but its passing finds the ships of his ally, Odysseus, king of Ithaca, gone.
Ten years pass and Odysseus’ wife Penelope, beset by ruthless suitors intent upon gaining his kingdom, still insists her husband will return. The suitors are closing in. Some plan to destroy Telemachus, Penelope’s son of twenty years, born the very month before his father left for Troy. What must Telemachus do?
He sets sail to discover the fate of his father, meets great danger on land, finds romance, is ambushed at sea but having faced death, learns little of Odysseus.
The gods have their ways and father and son will meet in the strangest of circumstances. But what wonderful, what bizarre and cruel tales will Odysseus, now reduced to the status of a beggar, relate to account for those missing ten years? How is his kingdom to be regained in the face of such menacing odds?
Plans must be laid. There must be violent confrontation. There must be much bloodshed. But even that may not be the end.
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Jeff Clarke is a graphic designer, photographer and writer with a keen interest in ancient history, space science, travel and philosophy. For nine years he undertook writing and research on military history subjects for Royal British Legion publications and continues now with writing novels and short stories, mainly historical and science fiction, as well as commercial work. He presently lives in Brixhem, Devon, in the south-west of England.
Visit the author website at:http://www.falcondisplay.com