Why did I love this book?
I read this masterpiece about the Greek hero Odysseus´ adventurous and very troublesome journey back from victory over Troy, being damned to this by God Poseidon, to his beloved Penelope on his home island Ithaca, many times. I love it for its wonderful language and fantastic episodes in its essence describing the barriers one in life has to transcend for proving one's loyalty in love to one's chosen one. It gives a picture of the matching together of the eternal manly and female powers of earthly existence. Also, it became the inspiration for my seven-volume work, Bridges to the World, of which Land of Shadows is the fourth independent one. Odysseus was punished for his boasting as a war-winner, making hubris, a lot of men could take warnings from this!