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Zeus

King of the Gods
O'Connor, George (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Terrified of being killed by one of his children, Kronos devours each of his offspring in turn. Only Zeus, the youngest, is saved. Though raised to enjoy a life of leisure, Zeus must fulfill his destiny and lead a new race of gods--and he must begin by destroying his own father.
Authors: O'Connor, George
Statement of Responsibility: George O'Connor
Title: Zeus
king of the gods
Publisher: New York ; London : First Second, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 76 p. : col. ill., geneal. table ; 26 cm.
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 76)
Summary: Terrified of being killed by one of his children, Kronos devours each of his offspring in turn. Only Zeus, the youngest, is saved. Though raised to enjoy a life of leisure, Zeus must fulfill his destiny and lead a new race of gods--and he must begin by destroying his own father.
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject Headings: Zeus (Greek deity) Comic books, strips, etc Zeus (Greek deity) Fiction Cartoons and comics
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Children's stories
Topical Term: Zeus (Greek deity)
Zeus (Greek deity)
Cartoons and comics
ISBN: 9781596436251
1596436255
9781596434318
1596434317
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC GN FIC O
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I read this before, and trust me, the way George O' Connor writes this book, is outstanding. You should definetely read this. It is worth the time you spend.

I can't wait to read this book!

Every entry in this series by O'Connor is rewarding, but each volume offers something unique. Here, it's the creepy, awe-inspiring visualization of Zeus's battle with the Titans.

Sep 15, 2012
  • Sidewinder88 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An awesome beginning to an awesome series. Go Olympians!

May 03, 2012
  • m_th rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I've always had troubles picturing what the battle between Zeus and his father would look like. This book does an excellent job at not only portraying the battle between the big three and the titans, but also of giving each character an original design. The art is beautiful and very detailed. The book is a quick read, but definitely worth it.

Apr 24, 2012
  • unbalancedbutfair rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This entire series by O'conner is excellent. Not just an excellent graphic depiction of greek mythos, but simply good telling of the greek mythos overall.This series is perfect for the child first exploring greek mythology, and for the adult who wants to revisit these myths. The myths are made understandable, but they are not as watered down as they normally are. O'conner does an amazing job balancing the content of the myths within a PG level story so that you really don't lose much of the original story. The conversation is good, it feels real, and has nuggets of other myths inside it. Even if you disagree with his interpretations I think you'll enjoy the work. Read them.

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