• "Imaginative, sympathetic and plausible"

    Bettany Hughes
  • "An exciting tale written in a lively style that brings Homer's heroes and the world in which they lived to vibrant and colourful life"

    Donald Kagan
  • "Strauss's brilliant interweaving of the mythic and the modern archaeological records makes for exhilarating [...] reading"

    The Scotsman
  • "Consumed in one of those burning-the-midnight-oil situations... I really enjoyed it"

    Michael Wood
  • "A military epic of the first order, weaving together fact and fiction in a beguiling tapestry of blood, guts, gore - and terrible feminine beauty"

    Paul Cartledge, professor of Greek History, Cambridge University