Hades: Lord of the Dead
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... show more
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.
Publish date: January 31st 2012
Publisher: First Second
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
, Greek Mythology
Series: Olympians (#4)
Good. Hades was a little watered down, Persephone chose to eat the pomegranate seeds in this one, versus Hades tricking her into eating them. But I still enjoyed it and will continue to read this series :)
Hades: Lord of the Dead is undoubtedly the best of the Olympians series. I love how, instead of leaping around from myth to myth and story to story, O'Connor chose the story of Persephone to introduce us to Hades and his underground realm. This most likely has something to do with the fact that the ...
Although the title says Hades, the story is more about Demeter, as usually told. As O'Connor tells it, the story is all about Persephone. This is a version of the myth that aligns more with Meg Cabot's Underworld. Here we're shown a young woman with an overly watchful mother who has the first chance...
I love the artwork in the Olympians series. This installment was no exception. While the story is called Hades, the focus is more on Kore (Persephone). Kore is kidnapped by Hades and taken to the Underworld to be his wife. She changes her name to Persephone and seems to settle in down there. Up...
This time I'm not putting up a summary cause I assume you are all familiar with the Hades & Persephone myth (see me assuming things!).When I requested this I hadn't realised this would be a graphic novel. And really, I pretty much never read graphic novels, but after this one, I'm beginning to think...
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