"Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy -- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN10 1423183657
- ISBN13 9781423183655
- Publish Date 18 August 2015 (first published 6 August 2015)
- Publish Status Transferred
- Publish Country US
- Imprint Disney-Hyperion
- Format Hardcover
- Pages 416
- Language English
Actual rating: 4,5*. Just like with Percy Jackson's Greek Gods, this book tells the story of the most well known Greek Heroes as if it was written down by Rick Riordan's most famous character himself. As I enjoyed the previous companion novel so much, I decided I was definitely going to pick up this book as well. So I pre-ordered the paperback that matched my other Riordan books and immediately started it upon receiving it.
In this book you'll read about the most well known Greek Heroes such as Otrera, Atalanta, Bellerophon and Cyrene. And also about a couple of lesser known Heroes such as Perseus, Hercules and Jason, you know - I don't blame you if you don't know these three! ;) (To be honest, those three were the only ones whose names sounder familiar to me, though the stories of the other were familiar too, just not their names).
This book is written as if it were actually written by Percy Jackson (wait, what am I saying, it is written by Percy because he's totally real, right?) and honestly this is what made me enjoy this book and the Greek Gods one so much. Because I already know most of these stories very well (okay a lot of the heroes described in this book were completely new to me, though some of their stories sounded familiar shh), but the way Rick/Percy wrote them were just hilarious, with all kinds of references to modern things such as phones, iTunes and stuff. My favourite part was when Hercules was about to fight the Hydra, I had been anticipating a Captain America or at least a Marvel reference for that - and lo and behold, it was there!
'It is a Hydra.' 'A what now?' Hercules thought he might have heard that name in a Captain America movie.
I honestly would have loved this book even more if I had gone for the illustrated editions, but they were rather large and more expensive, so I had to go for the mortal editions without pictures, oh well, maybe in the future! This book was entertaining enough without the pictures, though, so I didn't really miss out that much.
Like with the previous book, this is a good way of reading more about the Greek mythologies without having to read all those boring old books that will take you a thousand lifetimes to read. So if you're looking for a way to read about Greek mythology in a fun and easy way, definitely pick up both Percy Jackson's Greek Gods ánd this book, Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes!
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