Gods and Warriors

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Probably very frightened, anxious, and completely at loss of what to do. Well, this is exactly how it is for young Hylas from Gods and Warriors. Hylas is a goatherd, a thief, and an Outsider.

Probably very frightened, anxious, and completely at loss of what to do. Well, this is exactly how it is for young Hylas from Gods and Warriors. Hylas is a goatherd, a thief, and an Outsider. (An Outsider is someone born outside of the village, with no relatives in the village.)When Hylas’s little sister, Issi, suddenly disappears, Hylas is left to find her. Before departing, Hylas receives a mysterious bronze dagger from a stranger. On his quest, Hylas befriends a dolphin called Spirit. He also meets a girl named Pirra who ran away from her mother, the High Priestess, to avoid getting forced to marry. Together they must evade the Black Warriors in order to survive.
This book is initially confusing because I didn’t understand the reason for his actions. But, throughout the book it everything becomes as clear as glass. Also, you may find it hard to get into, because there isn’t that much action, but it definitely gets very suspenseful. So, if you aren’t intrigued by the book at first, keep reading! It does get better. The title Gods and Warriors may be deceiving because, for me, I thought pictured it as being like Percy Jackson. This book doesn’t have the humor or anywhere near the same plot as the Percy Jackson series, but it is a great book on its own.  Gods and Warriors is written from the perspective of Hylas, Pirra, and Spirit. Full of betrayal, misunderstandings, suspense, and great description, this book would be great for both boys and girls ages 10 and up. Michelle Paver clearly does a great job on this book.