Torn From Troy

Torn From Troy

Book - 2011
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" Alexi's city is still burning when the Greeks catch him and give him a brutal choice: slavery or death. With his sister dead and his home destroyed, Alexi, a 15-year-old orphan from the streets of Troy, grits his teeth and chooses the life of a captive. He and the other Trojan survivors are forced aboard a ship bound for faraway Ithaca, under the command of the Greek warrior Odysseus. But none could foresee the perils of the cursed voyage to come: a brutal raid on the Cicones, a visit to the bewitching Lotus Eaters and a grisly encounter with a Cyclops all take a gruesome toll. Alexi has no idea how much worse his life is about to get. Torn from Troy is the first book in the dramatic Odyssey of a Slave trilogy: a gritty, realistic retelling of the classic Greek legend of the Odyssey." --From the publisher.
Publisher: Vancouver, B. C. : Ronsdale Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9781553801108
Characteristics: 199 p. ; 20 cm.


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Aug 28, 2013

This novel was definitely an interesting one. It's about a Trojan boy named Alexi who gets captured by the Greeks in the midst of the Trojan War. He then has to live among Greek soldiers while they travel back to the far away land of Ithaca. Along the way they face many challenges, and they even almost die a few times.
It all started when the Greek soldiers left after 10 years of war. All the Trojans could think about is celebrating that the great war is finally over. After a whole night of celebrating, the Trojans finally go to sleep, that's when the Greeks decide to strike. They jump out of the famous Trojan horse and start wreaking havoc on the village. They stumble upon Alexi and his older sister in their home and end up chasing Alexi through the city. Sadly he gets captured by the Greeks and enslaved. He has to help the Greeks throughout their journey. Along the way he even learns something about the whereabouts of his sister.
The title of this novel sums up the plot in only a few words. The novel is called "Torn From Troy" because the main protagonist is torn from his home city of Troy to be a slave for the army that pillaged his city.
I personally enjoyed this novel quite a bit. It satisfied my need for action with very intense battles. It also has very good character development in not only the protagonist but every single character. This novel is a solid 4 out of 5.

May 24, 2013

GREAT BOOK !!!!!!!!

ally19 Apr 24, 2012

This book in my opinion was very well writen. I was very much so into the book and I am looking forward to when the next book will come out!

sassy12345 Apr 24, 2012

I found the start realy interesting but as the book went on it just got boring

zxcvb6655 Apr 24, 2012

a really good book, a good adventurouse (spelling?) to go along with good creative characters

Ivy7 Apr 23, 2012

I loved the book it was interesting. I was so sad when his sister died. It was so scary when they tried to escape the cyclops and he saw them.

MeowWcow Apr 23, 2012

i loved the book because it had so much action. I was so nervous when they met the cyclops though.

Kiersty Apr 22, 2012

Great book very interesting with action and suspense with a boy who gets into trouble and is threatened.

bookworm1299 Apr 21, 2012

This book was one of the first red maple I read,and I loved it! I've read Greek and Roman mythology, but never something like this! One of the best red maple in my opinion.

nus042 Apr 19, 2012

I though the book was action related and included a lot of adventure. It's interesting how the book is set in olden times and how the main character is enslaved. I enjoyed it because it's a change from the usual genres I read.

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