The Iliad

The Iliad Review

In a companion volume to his award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey, the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer's classic wartime epic.

More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. In this stunning graphic novel adaptation -- a thoroughly researched and artfully rendered masterwork -- renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer's epic. Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome. This companion volume to Hinds's award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey features notes, maps, a cast of characters, and other tools to help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer's epic.

Title:The Iliad

    The Iliad Reviews

  • Amalia Gavea

    ‘’How I wish that Discord could be banished from the world.’’There have been many novels that chose the greatest war story of all time as their setting. Trilogies, plays, you name it. This gr...

  • Bradley

    I don't know how many of you out there went to Sunday School as children, but I remember having to read these god-awful children's books with truly ugly art depicting bible tales. Watercolor, with bla...

  • Jane

    Wow. There is a lot going on in this book. Like a super lot. For me, someone who is not well-versed in the Iliad or Greek mythology, this was just too dense. Reading this felt a bit like trying to wat...

  • Tatiana

    Yeah, I definitely wouldn't have gotten through this one in the original format. Hinds cut out a lot of stuff, but still 70% of the story was dedicated to describing which warrior died and how, plus w...

  • Trish

    *sighs*I LOVE the Iliad and the Odyssey so when I saw this on a friend's timeline here, I requested the ARC from Netgalley and was really happy when I got approved. That happiness died a very quick bu...

  • Lou

    Homer's epic war poem The Iliad, set in ancient Greece, is one of the most revered classics of all time, and it's quite a tough read for many, so I was excited to discover this graphic novel version w...

  • Kimberly Carrington-Fox

    It looks like an oldish book, with simple artwork (pencils, maybe?) and too much text. I love The Iliad and, although I think this graphic novel can be perfect for the youngsters to get to know the cl...

  • Jim Angstadt

    The IliadGareth Hinds (Goodreads Author)The basic story flow was well done and I have no quibbles with any omissions. In fact I view the brevity as a big plus. It can attract readers that may want a q...

  • Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance

    The Iliad is a cautionary tale for our time. It's an old story, from around the twelfth century B.C. and the reader can't help but feel glad we don't live in times such as these. Men grow angry with e...

  • Lukasz

    Well written, accurate, faithful to the original. Unfprtunately, I actively disliked the art. I'm sure others will love it, though. ...