THE CHAMPION OF OLYMPIA by Rene Guillot

THE CHAMPION OF OLYMPIA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The Champion is a Celt chieftain's son who escapes from servitude-and wins the Greek Olympic chariol race through contrivance and false sentiment. Donar-Kong takes off from Dromo's galley, rescues fair Pherenice from an almost-runaway horse, pals around with her athletic brother Calippes, then discovers the two are Dromo's grandchildren. Not only do they uphold his superiority, they want him in the Olympics, and Mahoc, the local medium and healer, says D-K is a winner. Despite some overemotional obstruction from mulish Mulio, Donar wins his laurel and makes the great escape with the help of a faithful servant via a divide-and-confuse chase. His chances in the chariot race were slim: odds on the book are doubly dubious. Greek squeak in an old set of wheels.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1968
Publisher: Reilly & Lee