First published in 1973, this is a retelling of a Greek myth. It concentrates on the events surrounding the first great princes of the Earth - strong, courageous and gifted men who were too often turned into jealous, hot-headed murderers.
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Leon Garfield was born in Brighton in 1921. He was the acclaimed author of more than thirty novels for children and adults including Devil in the Fog, winner of the inaugural Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1967, The God Beneath the Sea, winner of the 1970 Carnegie Medal, and John Diamond, winner of the 1980 Whitbread literary award. He was also elected a member of the Royal Society of Literature. He died in 1996.Review:
"The flexible, plangent prose ... should wake the most sated reader" -- The Sunday Times
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Book Description Orion Children's Books (an Imp, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110575052554