Review: Song of Princes by Janell Rhiannon

12 September 2016


Song of Princes
Janell Rhiannon
(Homeric Chronicles, #1)
Publication date: June 22nd 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Historical
Sing Muse. Sing of the shining citadel of Troy rising from the hot sands of Asia. Sing of the Greek palaces ascending from their rocky hilltops. Sing of one woman’s dream heralding the madness of men and the murder of innocents. From bull dancing rings and wild meadows, the Forgotten Prince must choose between love and a golden crown. From seclusion and safety, the Golden Warrior must choose between his honor and his life. From behind the Great Wall, the Golden Prince must choose between his family and his city. And from a rugged realm on the far side of Greece, the Warrior King must choose between his son’s life and certain exile. Here shepherds and princes, warriors and kings, and seers and lovers seek to conquer their passions, outwit destiny or surrender to it.
PARIS, the FORGOTTEN PRINCE.
ACHILLES, the GOLDEN WARRIOR.
HEKTOR, the GOLDEN PRINCE.
ODYSSEUS, the WARRIOR KING.
Where did their legends begin before their lives converged at Troy in one of the most famous battles of all time? The HOMERIC CHRONICLES tells the stories of Paris, Achilles, Hektor, and Odysseus in one chronological tale, beginning before the ILIAD and ending long after the ODYSSEY. Blending both history and myth, the Homeric Chronicles will satisfy your love of Greek mythology, while paying homage to the original storyteller, Homer.
SONGS OF PRINCES begins with the birth of Paris and Achilles, and introduces us to a young Hektor and Odysseus. The journey of the princes begins…
Janell Rhiannon has a Master’s degree in history. It was during her years studying Alexander the Great that she came to love the Greek and Roman myths. She loves warfare and romance. Visit her Amazon Author Page or visit her at www.janellrhiannon.com
Fall in love with Greek mythology for the first time or all over again.
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Review

A beautifully written book that navigates the reader through many aspects of Greek mythology.  A book that will grip the most avid fans of this genre whilst peaking the interest of the casual reader.  I was of the latter category; while I was aware of the characters and story lines, I had never 'learnt' the stories.  I am now a convert, hooked on this series and eagerly awaiting the next book.  Written in a style that is easy to read while at the same time pulling you in to the story.  A real page turner and a book I couldn't put down.




Author Bio:
Janell always had her nose in a book, reading by flashlight when it was "lights out" time. Her love of reading turned to a curiosity about writing. She now writes in all the spare moments she can squeeze out of a day. She also writes fiction and fantasy with some romantic spice for good measure. Janell adores Mythology and Fantasy. Anything magical and mystical. And dragons. And gargoyles. Her guiding motto: "I tell stories, not genres."
She currently lives in CA.

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Disclosure: I have received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own

28 comments

  1. Nat :) Thank you for your generous words and for taking the time to read Song of Princes (SoP). I'm grateful!!

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    1. No Problem Janell! Thank you so much for letting me read it!

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  2. Thank you for your honest review! This book sounds fantastic! I have loved Greek mythology (particularly the story of Helen of Troy) since I was a little girl. I think I am going to love this. Thanks again! :)

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  3. this looks and sounds like my kind of novel to disappear into!!

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    1. It was a great read! Definitely one you could lose hours falling into!

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  4. Sounds wonderful, love fantasy type stories love this, great for upcoming fall reading :)

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    1. It's definitely one for a cosy evening in! :) Thanks for dropping by!

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  5. This is the type of book my son would read and enjoy

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  6. This sounds like my kind of read, very exciting!

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  7. Sounds interesting - I've read a few novels set around the events in Troy. Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, thanks for the lovely giveaway :o)

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  8. Not read this genre, will give it a go, hopefully I'll be converted as well.

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  9. Not read this genre, will give it a go, hopefully I'll be converted as well

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway, sounds like a great read!

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  11. This book looks really interesting and must have taken a lot of research to complete.

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  12. if there were no books what on earth would we do to escape the madness.

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  13. it looks good! great eyecatching cover ;)

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  14. It looks interesting. I see they used me as a body double for the cover.

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  15. This look such a good read excited to get my hands on one

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  16. I love reading its on of my fav things to do im most happy when my nose is stuck in a good book :)

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  17. What a fantastic prize, thank you for the chance x

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  18. I am a total book addict! I could while away every hour of every day reading, unfortunately my job gets in the way of my reading!

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  19. I like the sound of this - definitely one for my want to read list :)

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  20. I just wanted to come back and say that I got the book with my KU subscription and I am really loving it so far! Thank you so much for making me aware of it! :)

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