The Dog on the Acropolis by Mark Tedesco (Book Review #671)

The dog on the Acropolis is a historical fiction story. The book is about the adventures of a dog living on the Acropolis who forms transforming relationships with humans. Whenever the dog, Drago, falls asleep, the reader is transported to ancient Greece, when the Parthenon was being built and another dog, Draco’s ancestor, lived on that spot. The name of the Parthenon was Daria and Draco attempts to have a glimpse into her life on the Acropolis as well.

The reader is instantly drawn into the book and is able to bond with the fictional characters. The story is heartfelt and draws out the emotions of a person who loves animals and understands the connections they make with humans. Animals truly affect the lives of people they come in contact with and this book is another true notion of the matter.


What really stood out for me in this book was how the author managed to the emotional impact the reader with his skillful writing. Throughout the story, you could feel angry, happy, tearful and even laugh out loud all within a few pages of the book.


The story is suitable for all ages and I believe it would suit most people who love animals. I recommend it and look forward to reading more from this author.


Written by Jeyran Main

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