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In a world where gods toy with the lives of mortals, one man embarks upon a quest to win back his kingdom from his treacherous uncle only to end up a pawn in a battle that pits god against god. Facing challenges from man, monsters, titans, and his own doubts, he must fight to reclaim his throne. But even if he succeeds, will he be able to conquer the one foe he never expecIn a world where gods toy with the lives of mortals, one man embarks upon a quest to win back his kingdom from his treacherous uncle only to end up a pawn in a battle that pits god against god. Facing challenges from man, monsters, titans, and his own doubts, he must fight to reclaim his throne. But even if he succeeds, will he be able to conquer the one foe he never expected to turn against him?THE VOYAGEWhen word arrives that his uncle has usurped the Illamosian throne, Jason, Prince of Illamos Valley, doesn't hesitate to protect his realm.Ready for battle, Jason confronts his uncle, Pelias, who swears he is acting in Jason’s best interest. From Pelias, Jason soon learns he is at risk of being passed over as heir in favor of his courageous and clever cousin, Odysseus. The only way for Jason to prove himself better than his cousin is to obtain an aggressively-guarded treasure: the golden pelt of the kingdom of Colchis.Believing the pelt will prove he is rightful leader, Jason embarks on an adventure unaware that has been made a pawn in a dangerous game that pits god against god..As his voyage takes him across treacherous waters and into an aggressively fortified kingdom, Jason must combat the ire of man and monster, struggle to control his crew and battle against doubts of his own worthiness to be king.But even if the gods of Osteria can help him gain the treasure, it is up to Jason to find a way to recapture the love of his people and secure his throne while fighting a foe he never expected to turn against him.BOOK TWO OF THE OSTERIA CHRONICLESThe Osteria Chronicles are a multi-part fantasy series. Set in a future world that resembles the city-states of Ancient Greece, you’ll see myths come to life as the heroes of Osteria contend with the whims of the gods....

Title : The Voyage
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ISBN : 9781507697993
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 335 Pages
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The Voyage Reviews

  • Jim C
    2019-02-28 02:36

    I received this novel from the author because I enjoyed the first book so much and I gave it a five star rating. I would like to thank the author for being so generous.This is the second book of a series and I suggest reading the first book to understand the events of this book. Ancient Greece has returned to the modern world. Their gods, their heroes, and their way of life is in full force. This book is a retelling of the story about Jason and his pursuit of the golden fleece. Jason needs to obtain this artifact to save his realm from invaders. The reason behind this invasion is the Greek gods and their behind the scenes games they play that ultimately affect mortals.If you like Greek mythology I strongly recommend this series and this book. The author does a wonderful job with her version of the events that make up each heroes' story. She changes minor details to fit into her story but she essentially follows the storied path. In this one she does a terrific job with Jason who changes from the inexperienced son of a ruler to a person who takes charge. Greek mythology incorporates heroes that you cheer for and villains that you hate and the author does a terrific job with this aspect. I enjoy each challenge the main character has to face to reach his goal. The bickering of the gods and the traits each one has adds to the enjoyment of this story. The ending was great and the author has set up a scenario that entices me looking forward to the next book in this series.I think the author has carved out a nice series so far and I am enjoying these books. Any fan of Greek mythology would enjoy these as we see our favorite gods, heroic adventures and amazing beasts. If you like fantasy books or Clash of the Titans movies you will enjoy this book.

  • Ken
    2019-02-25 23:35

    I received this as a digital download from the author in exchange for an honest review.As in the first volume of the Osteria Chronicles, Tammie Painter delivers a fascinating re-imagination of an ancient Greek tale. Book One took on the Trials of Hercules, and Book Two brings us the story of Jason and the Argonauts. Painter’s Osteria is located in the northwestern (post-apocalyptic) United States, providing all sorts of options for her versions of these famous stories. This also allows for interesting twists that can take the reader by surprise.In an attempt to save his threatened birthright of kingship, Jason embarks on a quest to retrieve one of the best-guarded relics in the known world. En route, he joins with the crew of the Argo to find his prize. Painter deftly brings this mythical story into a new age, with many of the same roadblocks and monsters of the original. Particularly interesting are the quarrels between the Olympian gods, and how they interfere in mortal affairs.The Voyage is highly recommended for fans of fantasy in general and Greek mythology in particular. Also helpful is the brief description of the original tale of Jason and the Argonauts, where Painter tells the similarities and differences from her retelling. I can honestly say that I anxiously await Book Three!

  • Grant Carpenter
    2019-03-05 04:00

    I received this advanced copy from the author in exchange for a review.After having read and reviewed the first book in this series, I was very excited when I was given the opportunity to read and review the second book in the Osteria Chronicles. In this installment we travel with Jason and his band of well known Greek heroes as he seeks the famed golden fleece. In the first book we journeyed with Hercules during his trials. I like that the author has chosen to depict a different myth for each book, allowing readers to experience these great tales in a smooth, cohesive fashion. The thing that sets this series apart from other mythologic-based books in the first-person insight that the author gives to the Gods. Throughout the book, many of the Gods make appearances and several of them have their own chapters, giving the readers a chance to really get to know the Gods as they are depicted in this series.Based on what I have read in this book, and how much I enjoyed the first book, I am eagerly awaiting the rest of the chronicles. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fun fantasy/mythology book!

  • Jason Strawder
    2019-03-08 22:55

    Blessed to be chosen to receive an ARC, of The Voyage, I can say I was definitely not disappointed. Another fun adventure following up the Trials of Hercules. Since the legend of Jason and the Argonauts is one of my favorite tales of Greek mythology, I couldn't wait to dive into the story. This story; as well as the Trials of Hercules, has an uncanny knack of bringing the reader into the story. It is always fun to read a chapter from the point of view of that particular character. There is plenty of twists and subtle turn of events that make you feel many different emotions. Again, if you're a Greek mythology fan, you have to read the first two in this series! (Also, kudos to Tammie for mentioning Athena's owl - not sure if it has any reference to the mechanical owl from the original Clash of the Titans or not).

  • Mike Siedschlag
    2019-03-16 05:01

    First things first. I received an eformat copy of The Voyage through firstreads.Now, to the important part. This book is awesome! The story kept my attention throughout. I studied mythology in college a hundred years ago so I had some understanding of the characters prior to this reading.The interactions of the gods and mortals was inspired. Seeing the gods behaving badly was a treat. This is not a kids version of Greek Mythology. Pretty racy at times but not too graphic. A good adult read. Not just for the sex, but for the intricate interweaving of story lines and character development. As for the next installment in this series, two things: One, we're going to need more rating stars, andTwo, Is it ready yet?!I can't wait to read the conclusion to this trilogy

  • Todd Glaeser
    2019-02-22 03:44

    Another great interpolation of Greek myth, that of Jason and the Golden Fleece. A lot of the big names show up in the novel; Odysseus, Helen, Paris. I'm looking forward to Painter's Osterian/ Trojan war!

  • Brittney
    2019-03-06 02:35

    *I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*I was able to read the first book in the series, “The Trails of Hercules” and I thoroughly enjoyed it, so when I was given the chance to continue reading about this world I jumped at the chance. While reading the first book I knew about the trails that Hercules had to go through so I had somewhat of an idea about the story. With this new book I knew next to nothing about Jason and his story so it was a nice surprise to not know anything. Although, I did know the story of Medea, so when she was introduced I had a feeling where her character was going (sadly I was correct). This story like “Trials of Hercules” kept my attention the entire time, and I did not want to put it down at points to do things like cook dinner, but alas needs must. Many of the characters in this story frustrated me to no end, not because of the writing but because they were horrible people. A lot of this story went like this ‘I want to achieve a goal/this thing so let’s bribe/manipulate/kill this person(s) so that I can achieve my goal/have said thing’. All the bad things that happened to Jason made me want to give him a big hug, and sometimes just slap him upside the head because his choices lead to some problems as well. Hermes was another character that I wanted to hug, and I actually like the character of Hera in this story. But overall, the gods just need to keep their noses out of everyone’s business because when they interfere bad things happen. Overall, I really enjoyed the second book in The Osteria Chronicles series and I cannot wait for the next book to see what else the gods can mess up in the lives of those on earth.

  • Ken
    2019-03-02 05:37

    Tammie Painter does another wonderful job retelling an ancient Greek legend, but in a post-apocalyptic future. This time, it is the story of Jason and the Argonauts. Wonderful book, looking forward to the continuation of the series!

  • Pj
    2019-03-11 04:46

    I don't like to down play someones work. I found this book to very tedious to read. Stopped reading at about page 60. Felt like I was reading a Collage History text book.

  • Tammie Painter
    2019-03-20 01:55