The gods have abandoned Greece. Once mighty kingdoms now lie in ruins. The Age of Heroes has passed and the Sea Peoples are coming...
Decades after the voyage of Argo, the last remaining Argonauts are scattered to the corners of the Greek world. Only one man can reunite them to inspire and renew the heroism of old... and it may yet be too late, for the last vestiges of once-mighty kingdoms are crumbling and the enemy is nearly at the gates...
Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Action & Adventure
12 Oct 2023 * 528pp * £4.99 * 9781801102759
'A bold and thrilling voyage that plunges you deep into the world of ancient myth with every stroke of Jason’s oar. Knowles's storytelling captured my imagination from the very first page. It is wonderfully atmospheric' Daisy Dunn.
'What a spectacular triumph! Knowles has taken a reassuringly familiar legend and elevated it into a new, realistic and engrossing story. This glorious hero quest is packed with intrigue, adventure, mystery, and beautifully written skirmishes, raising the stakes higher and higher as the crew venture into darker and more treacherous lands' Sam Taw, on Argo.
'A deeply researched historical epic, so brilliantly brought to life I could taste the salt air on my tongue... Epic battles, well rounded characters sailing through a brilliantly described world' Adam Lofthouse, author of The Centurion's Son, on Argo.
'(Knowles) has teamed his love of learning classics and childhood love of sword-and-sandals epics to accomplish something remarkable' Boarding Schools' Association.
'Knowles has combined historical realities with sure-footed imagination... Brilliant' Dr Paul Millett, Cambridge University
Mark Knowles read degrees in Classics and Management Studies at Downing College, Cambridge. After a decade working as a frontline officer and supervisor within the Metropolitan Police Service, he became Head of Classics at a school in Harrogate. He is a particular fan of experimental archaeology and rowed on the reconstructed Ancient Athenian trireme Olympias during its last sea trials in Greece in 1994. Follow Mark on @mark77knowles markknowles.info