Posts tagged with mythology

Sep 3 2019

Webtoons: Lore Olympus


The second Webtoons title we're featuring is Rachel Smythe's Lore Olympus, an ongoing series updated on Sundays. It's a modern retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth that features a deliciously soapy take on the Greek Gods. The series is...

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Jun 12 2017

Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman


Earlier this year, acclaimed storyteller Neil Gaiman published a $26, 281-page-long work of fanfiction: Norse Mythology, his “novelistic” retelling of several famous Norse myths. The book covers the stars of the Norse pantheon (Odin, Thor, Loki, Freya), and includes several of the best-known myths, including Thor's cross-dressing wedding, the death of Balder, and the many, many exploits of Loki the trickster...

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Jun 12 2017

Weekly Book Giveaway: Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman


This week's Book Giveaway is Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology. A full review will follow shortly, but I can already tell you that (alas) Gaiman's take on the Norse gods does not bear much resemblance to Taika Waititi's candy-colored vision for Thor: Ragnarok...

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May 9 2016

The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle, by Rick Riordan


While I thoroughly enjoyed Rick Riordan's 'Heroes of Olympus' series, I was dismayed by the way the author handled Nico di Angelo, his first major gay character. I applauded Riordan's efforts to be more inclusive, but Nico seemed downright tortured by his sexuality, which—considering both modern attitudes towards sex and other, far more pressing problems in the poor kid's life—felt unnecessarily overwrought. I'm assuming I wasn't the only person to complain, because...

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May 9 2016

Weekly Book Giveaway: The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle, by Rick Riordan


This week's Book Giveaway is Rick Riordan's new book The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle. Riordan has a gift for making total Mary-Sues into appealing, sympathetic characters, but humanizing an actual god might be a tall order, even for him. Our review will follow later today...

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Oct 5 2015

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer, by Rick Riordan


If you've read any of Rick Riordan's books for young readers, you've pretty much already read Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer. It's funny, exciting, and comfortingly familiar—but it's a little stale, too...

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Feb 10 2014

Weekly Book Giveaway: Fates, by Lanie Bross


This week's Book Giveaway pick is Lanie Bross's debut novel Fate. According to its official overview, it is both the first installment of a two-book series "inspired by the ancient Greeks' paradoxical view of fate" and "perfect... for girls who love all things pretty, romantic and inspirational". Ambitious! But also confusing...

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Nov 5 2013

Sooo gorgeous


I'm assuming this is an attempt to further mine the pocketbooks of Tolkien fans (in case dividing The Hobbit into three movies wasn't shameless enough): Penguin has released a series called Legends from the Ancient North, described as...

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Jul 30 2012

The Greek Myths go deliciously pulp fiction


I love this cover art with all my heart and soul. I already own half a dozen collections of Greek myths, and this edition costs a zillion bucks (well, $25...

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Dec 15 2009

Greeks gone wild

But if you prefer your ancient mythology with more earnest expressions and even hokier CGI, Warner Bros. is releasing their remake of Clash of the Titans in March. It looks pretty bad, too... but ...

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