Song of Princes Blog Tour + Review

Song of Princes
Janell Rhiannon
(Homeric Chronicles, #1)
Publication date: June 22nd 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Historical

Sing Muse. Sing of the shining citadel of Troy rising from the hot sands of Asia. Sing of the Greek palaces ascending from their rocky hilltops. Sing of one woman’s dream heralding the madness of men and the murder of innocents. From bull dancing rings and wild meadows, the Forgotten Prince must choose between love and a golden crown. From seclusion and safety, the Golden Warrior must choose between his honor and his life. From behind the Great Wall, the Golden Prince must choose between his family and his city. And from a rugged realm on the far side of Greece, the Warrior King must choose between his son’s life and certain exile. Here shepherds and princes, warriors and kings, and seers and lovers seek to conquer their passions, outwit destiny or surrender to it.





Where did their legends begin before their lives converged at Troy in one of the most famous battles of all time? The HOMERIC CHRONICLES tells the stories of Paris, Achilles, Hektor, and Odysseus in one chronological tale, beginning before the ILIAD and ending long after the ODYSSEY. Blending both history and myth, the Homeric Chronicles will satisfy your love of Greek mythology, while paying homage to the original storyteller, Homer.

SONGS OF PRINCES begins with the birth of Paris and Achilles, and introduces us to a young Hektor and Odysseus. The journey of the princes begins…

Janell Rhiannon has a Master’s degree in history. It was during her years studying Alexander the Great that she came to love the Greek and Roman myths. She loves warfare and romance. Visit her Amazon Author Page or visit her at

Fall in love with Greek mythology for the first time or all over again.






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My Review

5 ***** Delightful page-turner.

**I read this book with my Kindle Unlimited subscription**

If you thought the movie Troy (2004) was a fair representation of the city’s downfall, you should read this book to find out how wrong you were. If you, like me, thought the movie a pale, inept attempt at storytelling, you must read this book because you’ll be delighted.
Granted, Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom sharing the screen was mouthwatering; but, nobody can tell Troy’s story without mentioning Greek Gods so that’s why the film looked awkward and a bit silly, in my humble opinion. After all, Marion Zimmer Bradley had spoiled me for retellings of the Trojan wars, many years ago, when I read her ‘The Firebrand’. She brought the Greek Gods to life in such a realistic way as I had never seen before, including Homer, or after. Until I read Song of Princes, that is.
Being a huge fan of mythology in general – Greek, in particular – I started off Janell Rhiannon’s book with great expectations. Which she totally fulfilled and then some. As I said before, my standards regarding Troy were already quite high; but, Song of Princes knocked them into the stratosphere.
Fast-paced storylines, poetically described settings, realistically developed characters. These are just a few examples of the book’s qualities. Mix them up with clever shifts of POVs and engaging dialogues, you’ll have an engrossing novel you cannot put down.
Be warned, though, you’d better have plenty of free time when you sit down with this book or you’ll get in trouble in your job or school.



Author Bio:

Janell always had her nose in a book, reading by flashlight when it was “lights out” time. Her love of reading turned to a curiosity about writing. She now writes in all the spare moments she can squeeze out of a day. She also writes fiction and fantasy with some romantic spice for good measure. Janell adores Mythology and Fantasy. Anything magical and mystical. And dragons. And gargoyles. Her guiding motto: “I tell stories, not genres.”

She currently lives in CA.

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