Review: Song of Princes by Janell Rhiannon

Song of Princes
Janell Rhiannon
(Homeric Chronicles, #1)
Publication date: June 22nd 2016
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Historical

Sing Muse. Sing of the shining citadel of Troy rising from the hot sands of Asia. Sing of the Greek palaces ascending from their rocky hilltops. Sing of one woman’s dream heralding the madness of men and the murder of innocents. From bull dancing rings and wild meadows, the Forgotten Prince must choose between love and a golden crown. From seclusion and safety, the Golden Warrior must choose between his honor and his life. From behind the Great Wall, the Golden Prince must choose between his family and his city. And from a rugged realm on the far side of Greece, the Warrior King must choose between his son’s life and certain exile. Here shepherds and princes, warriors and kings, and seers and lovers seek to conquer their passions, outwit destiny or surrender to it.
Where did their legends begin before their lives converged at Troy in one of the most famous battles of all time? The HOMERIC CHRONICLES tells the stories of Paris, Achilles, Hektor, and Odysseus in one chronological tale, beginning before the ILIAD and ending long after the ODYSSEY. Blending both history and myth, the Homeric Chronicles will satisfy your love of Greek mythology, while paying homage to the original storyteller, Homer.
SONGS OF PRINCES begins with the birth of Paris and Achilles, and introduces us to a young Hektor and Odysseus. The journey of the princes begins…
Janell Rhiannon has a Master’s degree in history. It was during her years studying Alexander the Great that she came to love the Greek and Roman myths. She loves warfare and romance. Visit her Amazon Author Page or visit her at
Fall in love with Greek mythology for the first time or all over again.


A beautifully written book that navigates the reader through many aspects of Greek mythology.  A book that will grip the most avid fans of this genre whilst peaking the interest of the casual reader.  I was of the latter category; while I was aware of the characters and story lines, I had never ‘learnt’ the stories.  I am now a convert, hooked on this series and eagerly awaiting the next book.  Written in a style that is easy to read while at the same time pulling you in to the story.  A real page turner and a book I couldn’t put down.

Author Bio:
Janell always had her nose in a book, reading by flashlight when it was “lights out” time. Her love of reading turned to a curiosity about writing. She now writes in all the spare moments she can squeeze out of a day. She also writes fiction and fantasy with some romantic spice for good measure. Janell adores Mythology and Fantasy. Anything magical and mystical. And dragons. And gargoyles. Her guiding motto: “I tell stories, not genres.”
She currently lives in CA.


Disclosure: I have received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own

28 thoughts on “Review: Song of Princes by Janell Rhiannon

  1. Thank you for your honest review! This book sounds fantastic! I have loved Greek mythology (particularly the story of Helen of Troy) since I was a little girl. I think I am going to love this. Thanks again! 🙂

  2. Sounds interesting – I've read a few novels set around the events in Troy. Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, thanks for the lovely giveaway :o)

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