This is a coming of age story for Pythias. Seeing that this took place in ancient Greece, the story and characters could have been very difficult to relate to. Luckily, Pythias was a wonderful character, she was very easy to relate to for me; it's great to have a female character who was encouraged to learn her entire life, even in this time period. Annabel Lyon's writing style transformed life in ancient Greece seamlessly, I enjoyed reading about daily life, rituals and customs of families at the time. As Pythias' character grows, she has different issues to face, and while there may be no grand adventure, Pythias must overcome several trials for a younger women in Greece and who is alone; she uses her strengths wisely and carves out a life for herself. Parts of Pythias' journey surprised me a bit, as well as the ending, but it is true to history.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.