After struggling against the gods and his fate for more than twenty years, Odysseus has returned to Ithaca at last. But things have changed: his island has been overrun by suitors who clamor for his wife's hand in marriage and plague his son, Telemachus. With the help of the gray-eyed goddess, Athena, Odysseus and Telemachus must set out to regain control of Ithaca. In the last book of the series based on episodes from Homer's Odyssey, Mary Pope Osborne brings one of the greatest adventures of all time to a dramatic climax. Mary Pope Osborne is the author of the best-selling series, The Magic Tree House. She has also written many acclaimed retellings of myths, folk-tales, and works of historical fiction. She and her husband, writer Will Osborne, live in Connecticut.