Last week we gave you your first glimpse inside Dragonslayers, one of the launch titles in our new Myths and Legends series. This week I can show you the rather picturesque interiors of the first book in the series, Jason and the Argonauts.
Written by Neil Smith and illustrated by the quite fantastic Jose Daniel Cabrera Pena, this book describes the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts and their hunt for the Golden Fleece, perhaps one of the most enduringly popular of all the Ancient Greek heroic myths. Accepting the quest in order to regain his kingdom, Jason assembled a crew of legendary heroes, including Heracles, Orpheus, Atalanta, and the twins Castor and Polydeuces. With this band of warriors and demi-gods, Jason set sail in the Argo on a journey across the known world. During their quest, the Argonauts faced numerous challenges including the Harpies, the Clashing Rocks, the Sirens, Talos the bronze giant, the sleepless dragon that guarded the fleece and of course, the fickle will of the gods of Olympus.
Filled with magic, monsters, sword fights and sacrifice, this ancient adventure story is given life by Neil Smith, who also examines its historical context, its classical sources, and its enduring legacy.
If you would like to learn more about the Osprey Adventures imprint and the books that are being published in the Myths and Legends series and the Dark Osprey series, why not visit the Osprey Adventures website http://www.ospreyadventuresbooks.com/