Saturday, 23 March 2013

MYTHS AND LEGENDS REVIEW: Jason and the Argonauts - Neil Smith, Jose Daniel Cabera

Release Date: 06/03/13
Publisher:  Osprey Adventures


The voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece is one of the most enduringly popular of all of the Ancient Greek heroic myths. Accepting the quest in order to regain his kingdom, Jason assembled a crew of legendary heroes, including Hercules, Orpheus, Atalanta, and the twins Castor and Polydeuces. With this band of warriors and demi-gods, Jason set sail in the Argo on a journey across the known world. During their quest, the Argonauts faced numerous challenges including the Harpies, the Clashing Rocks, the Sirens, Talos, the bronze giant, the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece, and, of course, the fickle will of the gods of Olympus. Filled with magic, monsters, sword fights, and sacrifice, this ancient adventure story is given new life by Neil Smith who also examines its historical context, its classical sources and its enduring legacy.


Grab your swords and sandal’s as Neil Smith tackles the myth of Jason and the Argonauts in this cracking new title by Osprey Adventures. Using carefully researched material and presenting the story in a way that the modern reader will love, this title is a book to be savoured.

Back that up with cracking artwork, some wonderful still shots from the films and of course the writers own interpretation of the films and all round you are going to get something special. A cracking title and definitely a series I’m going to collect in order to share with my nephews.

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