Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman

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Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman

A new classic about the ancient w

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RECOMMENDED TO 700 BOOK CLUBS NATIONWIDE
BY
Italian America Magazine


Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman
A new classic about the ancient world!

Forced on an unwanted journey by foot, cart, barge and ship, manipulated by powerful kings, cunning men, women and gods, Scribe Larthia faces torture, rape, exile, prostitution and the knife. Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman is an action-packed adventure of an unusual woman's survival in the sixth century B.C.E. when all scribes were male.

Larthia--married, childless Etruscan noblewoman, disguises herself as a man to exercise her gift of scribing. Opening the Tomb of the Ancestors marks her fate. Abducted and forced on an unwanted journey, Larthia uses her charm, sex and scribing tools to outwit her enemies from Tarchna (modern Tarquinia), to Rome, Sicily and on to Athens and beyond through the turbulent Mediterranean waters. Against her will, she voyages to Egypt where she is initiated as priestess into the rites of the Cult of Isis. Helped by a mortal god and sponsored by the pharaoh, Larthia maneuvers her way back to Etruria only to find chilling surprises. Aided by a stranger, the merchant-vintner from Curtun, she must challenge destiny and discover where she will be for eternity.

Rosalind Burgundy is to the Etruscans what Mary Renault is to the Greeks, and Colleen McCullough is to the Romans.

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Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman

Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman is a wonderful narrative with realistic characters, filled with excitement and surprises to satisfy any reader. It is indeed a well-written book.
--Ralph Ferraro, Director, The Italian American Press

...Odyssey is a book that draws the reader in immediately and takes them deeper and deeper into life of early Italy, the people and their rituals. Through Burgundy's creation of Larthia, we are treated to a unique experience of a noblewoman's trials and triumphs despite much adversity. This book would go well with a feast fit for a king (or princess!), goblets of wine and an occasional cold wind blowing.
--Lane Wiley, Book Reviewer, Sierra Mountain Times Newspaper, Twain Harte, California

Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman is a universal tale of a woman's strengths, weaknesses and will to survive--that is as timely today as it was centuries ago during an era historically dominated by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.
--Charles K. South Palm Beach, Florida

A real page-turner! I couldn't wait to see how Larthia would deal with each new dilemma she faced, and in each case it was cleverly and unexpectedly. An exciting read. Along the way, the author includes tidbits of Etruscan, Roman, Greek and Egyptian cultures so that you learn about them almost without realizing it. I wholeheartedly recommend this book!
--Dean R., Durham, North Carolina

The author's passion for Etruscan history must have led her on a mysterious and very personal journey back in time. Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman reveals Ms. Burgundy's true inner self as she leads the reader onto her fantastic adventure and into the heart and soul of her character. A niche book that will go mainstream!
--M. Kadin, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

What a marvelous book! Burgundy accomplished the feat of putting the reader in the Mediterranean world of that era. She made each character colorful in his/her own right. She gave the reader adventure, love, real historical fact and a look into diverse cultures. It is a wonderful piece of work. I'm going to her web site to see if her other books are available for sale.
--Marcia Stumpf, Phoenix, Arizona

Rosalind Burgundy has created a fascinating character in Larthia the noblewoman, almost a female Indiana Jones for all the trouble she gets into, but all woman in the way she deals with them. From one chapter to the next, the reader never knows what to expect.
--R.C., Twain Harte, California

...in the tradition of Homer and Candide---enjoyable.
--Audrey K., Southhampton, New York

Rosalind Burgundy must have put a tremendous amount of time researching the Etruscans! Her detailed descriptions are magnificent! Her writing style is different from anything I've ever read! Like she lived every moment herself. Well, I guess she did! And it ended sweetly leaving one with a fine sense of beauty.
--Angela Renzi, Boynton Beach, Florida

A great job of developing characters and language, and weaving the flavor of historical fact.
--Ed Scalone, Woodbridge, Connecticut

The reader knows that this writer knows what she's talking about. In the midst of reading: On page 152. Very, very good. Keep getting the thought that it's too bad this isn't in Italian. I think they would love reading their history. 2 days later--just finished "Call Forth the Flood." Keep wanting to find what happens next. 3 days later--finished. It's great!
--T. Michael Smith, Twain Harte, California

Got Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman on Friday. Finished it Saturday. It's delightful!
--Marion Jorgensen, Dacula, Georgia

I loved it!
--Misozi Huddleston, Rome, Italy

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The book heralds a return to the classic tradition of Homer. You'll note that the characters' actions determine their personalities. There is little description of what they look like. Use your imagination! In ancient writings, things were defined in black and white. Color is rarely mentioned. Spoken language may be poetic or plain as required by the situation.

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