For the full review, head to ‘Midwest Book Review’, hit the ‘Historical Fiction Shelf’ and scroll down.

The ‘Olympia’ review is listed second from the top in its category.

It contains very approving passages like the following:

“Olympia: The Birth of the Games” by Dr. Michael O’Kane (a published academic author who has worked extensively with Australian Aboriginal communities) and Dr. John A. Martino (who wrote his PhD in Classical History through Monash University and the University of Melbourne on martial violence in the Old World and the New) is the simply fascinating and dramatic story of how and why the Olympic games were established and experienced as seen through the eyes of those who were there.

Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, “Olympia: The Birth of the Games” will prove to be an immediate and enduringly appreciated addition to personal, community, college, and university library historical fiction collections.