Ages 10 years & over. The second volume in the Odyssey of a Slave trilogy continues the retelling of Homers The Odyssey. Bowman re-imagines the epic tale when he narrates the story, not from the perspective of the Greeks, but through the eyes of a young Trojan boy, Alexi, captured by Odysseus after the fall of Troy. Alexi is forced to accompany the Greeks on their sea journey home to Ithaca, and participates in many of The Odysseys most iconic adventures, including the encounter with the Keeper of the Winds, the descent into Hades, the fateful visit to the cannibal Laestrygonians, the encounter with Circe, who turns the crew into pigs, the songs of the Sirens, as well as the deadly passage between the monster Scylla and the whirlpool Charybdis. Having earned the respect of his captors for his help in escaping a number of dangers, Alexi loses it all though mischance and is given away to the most brutal soldier on the ship. It will take all of Alexis skill and determination just to stay alive.