SpineOut : February 2012
In the ‘Twilight’ series, Bella Swan is passive, does not make her own decisions and is controlled by the men in her life. Her identity is based around her pursuit and obsessive love of Edward Cullen. Do you think that the ‘ Twilight’ series has affected the way that young women see themselves, for example as victims and not as power ful women in charge of their own lives? tell us what you think here and we’ll publish your ideas in our next issue! thegreat debate Check out the book trailer of Legend by Marie Lu Trying War by S D Gentill Trying War, the second book in the ‘Hero’ trilogy by Sulari Gentill, is a tale of mythic proportions. Awash with heroism, ancient tales, and daring and fantastical adventures it’s interwoven with great characters from Greek mythology, suggesting an alternate view of histor y as the young protagonists, who act with almost unimaginable bravery, find themselves pushed deeper into the mythological world of ancient Greece. Trying War begins where Chasing Odysseus left off, as the four Herdsmen return to Troy after pursuing King Odysseus across the seas. After clearing the name of their people, the heroes arrive home to a world that has been devastated. And soon the Amazons arrive, when things go from bad to worse. The group finds itself once again caught in an unfolding legend as they face monsters, murders and gods at war, all in a desperate attempt to challenge what the fates have decreed. Even if you’ve never before read anything remotely related to Greek mythology you will be familiar with the themes of the stories: there’s heroism and conflict, great consequences and small acts of kindness, and sacrifice and loyalty. If you haven’t read the first in this series check out Chasing Odysseus. Trying War by S D Gentill is published by Pantera Press, rrp $19.99 . Read a Q&a with the author See a book trailer Read a sample chapter Find ouT more about the author Copyright © February 2012. All rights reserved. Good Reading Magazine Pty Limited. issue 9 // FEB - MAR 2012 books creative inspirations your stuff books more the last bit your stuff more Read This! Read This!