Atalanta (Paperback)
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Atalanta (Paperback)

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Published: 04/01/2024
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The bestselling author of Ariadne and Elektra brings the formidable Atalanta and her adventures amidst the Argonauts to vivid life in another sweeping re-imagining of Greek myth.

When a daughter is born to the King of Arcadia, she brings only disappointment. Left exposed on a mountainside, the defenceless infant Atalanta, is left to the mercy of a passing mother bear and raised alongside the cubs under the protective eye of the goddess Artemis.

Swearing that she will prove her worth alongside the famed heroes of Greece, Atalanta leaves her forest to join Jason's band of Argonauts. But can she carve out her own place in the legends in a world made for men?

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472292179
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 28 mm


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A stunning retelling filled with breathtaking adventure, Atalanta brings to life a heroine who stands tall among the ancient gods and heroes of legend. - Sue Lynn Tan, Sunday Times bestselling author of DAUGHTER OF THE MOON GODDESS

Jennifer Saint deftly draws the reader into the legends of Atalanta, swift huntress and favorite of Artemis, bringing the world of ancient Greece alive. The detail and description is lush: you can hear the rustle of the green leaves and taste the salty spray of the sea as the Argo rides forth on its quest. A story of adventure and love against all odds, this is an ancient tale limned with gold. - Luna McNamara, author of PSYCHE AND EROS

Absolutely beautiful. This is a retelling that fully inhabits the magical realm of myth while losing none of its human heart. The way Jennifer Saint dealt with the ending was absolutely inspired - staying true to the mythology yet giving it an emotional twist that felt completely true to the heroine she had created. Atalanta is a lyrical, exciting and deeply poignant tale of one woman's remarkable life - and I cannot wait to read it again. - Elodie Harper, author of THE WOLF DEN and THE HOUSE WITH THE GOLDEN DOOR

Through the eyes of a strong and unbending heroine, Atalanta weaves together some of the most exciting myths: the Argonauts' quest, Hypsipyle and the women of Lemnos, Hippomenes's footrace. Beautifully written and crafted with magic, this is an unforgettable retelling. - Costanza Casati, author of CLYTEMNESTRA

Atalanta is an absolute joy of a novel. As always Saint brings Ancient Greece to life with deft story-telling and lyrical imagery, but with her third outing we are drawn into a truly empowering story - a novel of strength and resilience, love and friendship, skillfully enthused with the addictive magic of timeless myth. A beautifully written retelling. - Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of PANDORA

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Dan - Clifton, Bristol.

“Her best yet!”

Spurned by a king.
Raised by bears.
Blessed by a goddess.
This is her story. You would be wise to listen, and listen well.
When a daughter is born to the mighty King of Arcadia, you may think it would be cause for... More

Hardback edition
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KimG9

“A great story of a fascinating character”

This was by far my favourite Jennifer Saint Greek myth retelling I've read to date. Maybe because there is a lot more meat to Atalanta's story or because I only vaguely knew her story? I believe this... More

Hardback edition
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Milica S.

“A book everyone should read”

Atalanta has long been my favourite mythological figure, ever since I was a kid. It always saddened me that she wasn't talked about enough, because she's amazing, but hopefully that will change with this... More

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