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Lord of the Dead

O'Connor, George

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.

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Publisher: New York : First Second, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781596437616
Branch Call Number: J GRAPHIC GN FIC O
Characteristics: 76 p. : col. ill., genealogical table ; 26 cm.


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Jul 20, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

graphic novel on greek mythology

Jul 18, 2014
  • blue_butterfly_3856 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Great book!:) Part of an AMAZING series.

Aug 31, 2013
  • derekivie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you are a Greek mythology fan you will love this book. Learn the actual stories of the gods who once ruled over the world in this cool graphic novel form.

O'Connor once again surprises with a teen-oriented, more relatable take on the Persephone fable. The spooky Hades tends to remain a cypher in retellings of the Olympus myths, but O'Connor manages to make him believable as a character as well.

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

Really good series. Its nice to see this particular myth show a bit of Persephone's point of view. O'Connor did a really good job, can't wait for the next one!

Jul 10, 2012
  • TheAfricanPrince rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This Series inspieres me to start reading the Percy Jackson series and I'am loving it. I highly recommend Percy Jackson to you guys.

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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Aug 01, 2014
  • red_zebu_50 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

red_zebu_50 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10

Jul 20, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Aug 31, 2013
  • red_leopard_94 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 20, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is about persephone and how she was captured by hades people went without food since demeter was sad

Aug 31, 2013
  • derekivie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If Hades kidnapped your daughter wouldn't you take away the beauty of nature to get her back?


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Jul 20, 2014
  • orange_dolphin_185 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

without payment you would remain for a hundred years on the crowded bank of styx


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