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Vermont, USA

The Olympic Charioteer
Helena P. Schrader
iUniverse (2005)
ISBN 9780595367825

Reviewed by Ellen (7/10)

The Olympic Charioteer is a look back into Ancient Greece.  It's about three men: a slave who is a charioteer, his Tegean master and a Spartan.  The story really focuses on the slave, Lysandridas, and his journeys and how he changes and learns who he really is.  This is a historical adventure that is loaded with not only chariots and horses but a look into the political make up of Ancient Greece.

While the characters are fictional, there is so much great historical information in the story that you'll really feel like you've learned so much.  It is based on real incidents recorded in the ancient writings of Herodotus.  If you enjoy historical novels or are interested in the history of Ancient Greece, this is a wonderful book for both.