Jason and Medea

Author: Cargill, Linda

Subjects: History; Adventure; Classical Mythology

Age: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12

ISBN: 9780880925488

Order code: 5485

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

Class sets: 10 or more: $7.00 each.
Order code: 5485S

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"With both a strong hero and heroine, boys and girls alike can enjoy this classic tale of love and loyalty, danger and adventure, respect, magic and bravery." – Children’s Literature

Victorious in the battle of his life but set up by the king to be slaughtered with his Argonauts rather than be rewarded as promised, Jason is brave enough to attempt to steal the Golden Fleece against all odds. His people desperately need its favor and wondrous bounty. But without Medea’s help, Jason has no mere mortal's hope of getting the Fleece and bringing it home.

Medea will have to betray her family and her people to save the golden giant among men whom she has come to love. Together they will face the wrath of her father and his army and take on the gods. But to what personal end?

This Medea is unlike the Medea who most of us have come to know—the dark murderess of Euripides of Classical Greece (500-400 B.C.), when the religion of the Sky God Zeus had taken over. This book is set in Mycenean Greece (about 1250 B.C.), a time when God was a She. Medea follows her goddess Hecate. This is not the typical male interpretation of history or myth. Based on the Argonautica (or The Voyage of the Argo) of Apollonius of Rhodes, Cargill’s Medea isn’t just a witch; rather, she is a human being who loves and hurts. For her love, she has betrayed her family, has set out for an uncertain future in an unknown land, and must somehow reconcile her love of a man with her love of her homeland. From Medea’s point of view, readers see the world of ancient Greece and experience her anguish, motivations, and aspirations. She is believable, as are the novel’s other characters.

Jason and Medea showcases Linda Cargill’s love of the classics and literature and her ability to fine-tune an action-packed, spirited page-turner. Her lyrical language comes from her trained ear from reading the ancients. Her storytelling craft has been honed in more than twenty young adult horror and suspense novels. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

"With both a strong hero and heroine, boys and girls alike can enjoy this classic tale of love and loyalty, danger and adventure, respect, magic and bravery." – Children’s Literature

Victorious in the battle of his life but set up by the king to be slaughtered with his Argonauts rather than be rewarded as promised, Jason is brave enough to attempt to steal the Golden Fleece against all odds. His people desperately need its favor and wondrous bounty. But without Medea’s help, Jason has no mere mortal's hope of getting the Fleece and bringing it home.

Medea will have to betray her family and her people to save the golden giant among men whom she has come to love. Together they will face the wrath of her father and his army and take on the gods. But to what personal end?

This Medea is unlike the Medea who most of us have come to know—the dark murderess of Euripides of Classical Greece (500-400 B.C.), when the religion of the Sky God Zeus had taken over. This book is set in Mycenean Greece (about 1250 B.C.), a time when God was a She. Medea follows her goddess Hecate. This is not the typical male interpretation of history or myth. Based on the Argonautica (or The Voyage of the Argo) of Apollonius of Rhodes, Cargill’s Medea isn’t just a witch; rather, she is a human being who loves and hurts. For her love, she has betrayed her family, has set out for an uncertain future in an unknown land, and must somehow reconcile her love of a man with her love of her homeland. From Medea’s point of view, readers see the world of ancient Greece and experience her anguish, motivations, and aspirations. She is believable, as are the novel’s other characters.

Jason and Medea showcases Linda Cargill’s love of the classics and literature and her ability to fine-tune an action-packed, spirited page-turner. Her lyrical language comes from her trained ear from reading the ancients. Her storytelling craft has been honed in more than twenty young adult horror and suspense novels. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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