Historical Fiction

The Diomedeia: Diomedes, the Peoples of the Sea, and the Fall of the Hittite Empire

Category:Historical Fiction

Author:Gregory Michael Nixon

  • Publisher: DokNyx Publisher
  • Publication Date: July 26, 2022
  • Number of Pages: 429
  • ISBN-10: 1778297722
  • ISBN-13: 978-1778297724

The Diomedeia: Diomedes, the Peoples of the Sea, and the Fall of the Hittite Empire by Gregory Michael Nixon intelligently blends history with myth to offer readers a fascinating reading experience. The novel transports readers to the Bronze Age in the Hittite Empire and follows the final months of the collapse of the empire. Raids, lootings, and chaos abound, and one of the least celebrated heroes of legend, Diomedes, takes center stage in an act that ushers a new era. It is a tale that explores mutations in a civilization and a captivating journey of a protagonist's fate. But can he redefine himself against the odds and find a new purpose as everything seems to fall apart?

Fans of Greek mythology will adore Nixon's characters, but it is the author's extraordinary gift for sparkling imagery that had me turning the pages. The setting is fully drawn, a wonderful fabric that clearly captures the traditions, beliefs, and politics of the time. The setting itself feels like a character in its own right. The Diomedeia is more than transporting; it is a tale of an era, an adventure that revisits legendary times, and a genuinely moving tale that is a true joy for fans of historically grounded adventure. The author leaves readers in no doubt that the book is thoroughly researched, and the beauty in the prose elevates the quality of the entertainment. The narrative voice is strong and consistent and the confidence in writing creates dialogues that feel real and scenes that are focused. I enjoyed everything, from the deft plotting to the larger-than-life characters, to the impeccable and vividly drawn setting. This novel is perfect for anyone looking for a historical adventure with memorable characters. 

Reviewed By: Romuald Dzemo

Reviewed Date: November 14, 2022

Category: Historical Fiction