The Lost Books Characters
So, The Lost Books of the Odyssey contains characters from, you guessed it, The Odyssey. Many of the characters in this novel contain the same characters, so I'll go over some of the big ones. Odysseus is the king of Ithaca who is trying to return home after the Trojan War. For many different reasons he is delayed and returns home years after the end of the war, to the point everyone had thought he was dead. He's known to be very clever and that cleverness helps him to get home. His wife Penelope was faithful to him, at least in The Odyssey she was. She is also shown to be equally as clever as her husband when she tricks her suitors for a long time. Helen of Sparta, who has appeared a bit in Cassandra also makes appearances here, though her appearances always changes her personality. Her husband Menelaus also makes a various appearances in the different retellings. Usually he is there to egg on Odysseus to do something he does not want to do. In case you need a refresher of the events of The Odyssey and the characters here is the always nifty Sparknotes. It is a good idea to know the story that is about to be messed with by Mason.