Like the first two books in the series, Chasing Odysseus and Trying War, The Blood of Wolves pulls together tales from Greek mythology, as well as Virgil's Aeneid. These stories do not contradict legend but provide another story/alternate explanation within ancient Greek history.
Most importantly this is a great adventure story. It continues to follow the journeys of the 4 young protagonists, Hero and her 3 brothers (Mac, Cad and Lycon).
In writing a series for young adults (as well as adult fiction), S. D Gentill follows in the footsteps of other acclaimed writers, such as Emily Rodda/Jennifer Rowe and Kate Forsyth.
While her fast-moving quest is loosely based on Homer’s mythical The Odyssey and The Iliad and the infamous fall of the ancient city of Troy as well as Virgil’s Aneid, S. D Gentill creates twist after extraordinary twist for her four heroes that will keep today’s readers gripped and enthralled from start to finish.