Olympians: Hades: Lord of the Dead

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First Second, Oct 7, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 80 pages

Volume 4 of the highly acclaimed Olympians series!

Hades: Lord of the Dead tells the story of the great God of the Underworld and one of the most famous of all Greek myths: Hades' abduction of Persephone and her mother's revenge. Be prepared to see a new side of Persephone in this dynamic adaptation of the story of the creation of the seasons.

In Olympians, O'Connor draws from primary documents to reconstruct and retell classic Greek myths. But these stories aren't sedate, scholarly works. They're action-packed, fast-paced, high-drama adventures with monsters, romance, and not a few huge explosions. O'Connor's vibrant, kinetic art brings ancient tales to undeniable life in a perfect fusion of super-hero aesthetics and ancient Greek mythology. This title has Common Core connections.

Hades is a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2012

 

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User Review  - doman000 - LibraryThing

I found this to be one of the most impressive book in the series so far. Hades is often painted as a villain, often over this one story where he kidnapped Phersophone. I like how in this one, though ... Read full review

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User Review  - akmargie - LibraryThing

Wow, what a great opening to a book, a personal tour through the Greek Underworld. Really amazing work from one of my favorite GN writers and artist. And I love the Notes at the back. Show your work! Read full review

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About the author (2014)

George O'Connor is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. His first graphic novel, Journey Into Mohawk Country, used as its sole text the actual historical journal of the seventeenth-century Dutch trader Harmen Meyndertsz van den Bogaert, and told the true story of how New York almost wasn't. He followed that up with Ball Peen Hammer, the first graphic novel written by playwright Adam Rapp, a dark, dystopian view of a society's collapse. Now he has brought his attention to Olympians, an ongoing series retelling the classic Greek myths in comics form. In addition to his graphic novel career, O'Connor has published several children's picture books, including the New York Times best-selling Kapow, Sally and the Some-Thing, and Uncle Bigfoot. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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