Atalanta: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Atalanta: A Novel (Hardcover)


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Do we need more retellings of Greek mythologies? Probably not. But will I read every single one? Yes. Absolutely, especially if it's been written by Jennifer Saint. She just nails it every single time. This is the story of Atalanta, the only female to sail with the Argonauts, a mere byline in the history books, but Saint gives this minor character new life and more depth. I loved every page.

— Katie

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.

Due to a lifelong fascination with Ancient Greek mythology, Jennifer Saint studied classics 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 #1 internationally bestselling author of Hera, Atalanta, Elektra, and Ariadne.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250855572
ISBN-10: 1250855578
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: May 9th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English

Praise for Atalanta:

A Most Anticipated Book (Goodreads, Cosmopolitan, Reader’s Digest, BookRiot,, The Nerd Daily, Gizmodo, SheReads, Beyond the Bookends, BookTrib., and more!)

“Sensational… Readers looking for an incredible female author to add to their shelves should pick up Saint’s entire collection.”
Reader’s Digest

“The Greek warrior gets her hero’s story as she goes on a quest for the iconic Golden Fleece.”

“Incredible…A novel full of passion and adventure, where many different myths come together in a bright, joyous tapestry.”
—The Nerd Daily

“In this feminist reclamation of Atalanta’s mythology, we see her fighting for her place in a patriarchal world and proving herself capable beyond anyone’s dreams for her.”

“Another whirlwind retelling of mythic proportions… In a world where men continually try to contain her, Atalanta must carve out her own place and leave her legendary mark on the world.”

“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