Author(s): Catherine Mayo
War is coming to Bronze Age Greece. It's time to skill up. And Odysseus's challenges are mounting. Can he find his grandfather's hidden gold? Find the strength to string and shoot from the Great Bow of Eurytos, which no man has done for generations? Toughest of all, can he persuade a girl to love him? Ages 13+
Catherine Mayo grew up in Auckland and was a compulsive reader and dreamer. With academics in her DNA (her dad was a research scientist and her grandfather a professor of philosophy) it was taken for granted she would follow the same path. She studied many things at Auckland University – history, philosophy, geology, French, music, performance violin and art history – before life took an unexpected turn and she began an apprenticeship in violinmaking and restoration. About 10 years ago she started writing, urged on by the stories and dreams that filled her head since she was a child. She has since won several prizes in short story competitions. Her first book, Murder at Mykenai, was published by Walker Books in 2013, and its sequel, The Bow, is due out in June 2014.