Category: Book
By (author): Saint, Jennifer
Subject:  FICTION / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  FICTION / Fantasy / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Published: May 2023
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 9.20in x 6.10in
Our Price:
$ 23.99
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From The Publisher*

From the beloved, bestselling author of Elektra and Ariadne, a reimagining of the myth of Atalanta, a fierce huntress raised by bears and the only woman in the world's most famous band of heroes, the Argonauts

Princess, Warrior, Lover, Hero

When Princess Atalanta is born, a daughter rather than the son her parents hoped for, she is left on a mountainside to die. But even then, she is a survivor. Raised by a mother bear under the protective eye of the goddess Artemis, Atalanta grows up wild and free, with just one condition: if she marries, Artemis warns, it will be her undoing.

Although she loves her beautiful forest home, Atalanta yearns for adventure. When Artemis offers her the chance to fight in her name alongside the Argonauts, the fiercest band of warriors the world has ever seen, Atalanta seizes it. The Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece is filled with impossible challenges, but Atalanta proves herself equal to the men she fights alongside. As she is swept into a passionate affair, in defiance of Artemis's warning, she begins to question the goddess's true intentions. Can Atalanta carve out her own legendary place in a world of men, while staying true to her heart?

Full of joy, passion, and adventure, Atalanta is the story of a woman who refuses to be contained. Jennifer Saint places Atalanta in the pantheon of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology, where she belongs.

Review Quote*

Praise for Atalanta:

"Captivating…The ending is so beautiful it makes every moment leading up to it worth the wait. In her acknowledgements, Saint says she hopes the novel will make readers fall as in love with Atalanta as she did-and her quest has been fulfilled."

"Bold…A compelling story about a powerful, observant warrior who loves a good, honorable fight."

"A stunning retelling filled with breathtaking adventure, Atalanta brings to life a heroine who stands tall among the ancient gods and heroes of legend."
-Sue Lynn Tan, author of Daughter of the Moon Goddess

"Saint deftly draws the reader into the legends of Atalanta, bringing the world of ancient Greece alive. The detail and description is lush: you can hear the rustle of the green leaves and taste the salty spray of the sea as the Argo rides forth on its quest. A story of adventure and love against all odds, this is an ancient tale limned with gold."
-Luna McNamara, author of Psyche and Eros

"Absolutely beautiful. This is a retelling that fully inhabits the magical realm of myth while losing none of its human heart. Atalanta is a lyrical, exciting and deeply poignant tale of one woman's remarkable life-and I cannot wait to read it again."
-Elodie Harper, author of The Wolf Den and The House with the Golden Door

Praise for Jennifer Saint's Novels:

"A powerful glimpse of ancient Greece." -Washington Post

"A vivid reimagining." -Harper's Bazaar

"Engrossing...A page-turner." -Glamour

"Wildly compelling." -BuzzFeed

"Spellbinding." -Book Riot

"Poignant and necessary." -Paste Magazine

"Circe fans would do well to take note." -Bustle

"Enchanting." -Publishers Weekly

"Complex-and bold." -Booklist

"Fascinating and unpredictable." -Chicago Review of Books

Biographical NoteDue to a lifelong fascination with Ancient Greek mythology, Jennifer Saint read Classical Studies at King's College, London. She spent the next thirteen years as an English teacher, sharing a love of literature and creative writing with her students. She is the internationally bestselling author of Atalanta, Elektra, and Ariadne.