"The Chariot of the Sun" by Roger Pocock is a fantasy novel set in ancient Greece that follows the adventures of a young man named Phaeton. Phaeton is the son of the sun-god Helios and, inspired by his father, he sets out to drive the chariot of the sun across the sky.
However, Phaeton's lack of experience leads to disaster as he is unable to control the chariot and it veers off course, scorching the earth and threatening the lives of all who live there. To make matters worse, the gods are angered by Phaeton's presumption and seek to punish him.
Phaeton must embark on a perilous journey to seek forgiveness from the gods and set things right. Along the way, he encounters a cast of memorable characters, including the cunning goddess Athena and the wise centaur Chiron, who offer him guidance and help him on his quest.
Ultimately, Phaeton learns important lessons about responsibility, humility, and the consequences of reckless actions. "The Chariot of the Sun" is a thrilling adventure that blends mythology and fantasy into a captivating tale.