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Styling Librarian Saturday Book Share The Olympians

”Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share”.

Here’s to celebrating books that strike my fancy every week!

Decided to celebrate a series of graphic novels by George O’Connor, really enjoyed every book. Found a few interesting videos in connection with the series… first, you get to visit George O’Connor’s studio… then below the book list, you can watch two interesting interviews with George O’Connor.

Hades Lord of the Dead – Olympians by George O’Connor – Can’t help but feel sorry for Hades after reading this book… Fascinating to read these stories and see them brought to life with illustrations. I especially appreciated that the author isn’t scared to include the hellish stories of those who are punished along side the love story and story about Hades. Goodreads Summary: “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.”

Ares Bringer of War – Olympians by George O’Connor – This was a tougher book to read since you really can’t get to know a character who is relentlessly focused on war. Finding the angle and connections for each of these graphic novels is really quite a challenge… I appreciate that George O’Connor has created them. Goodreads Summary: “The myth continues in the tenth year of the fabled Trojan War where two infamous gods of war go to battle. The spotlight is thrown on Ares, god of war, and primarily focuses on his battle with the clever and powerful Athena. As the battle culminates and the gods try to one-up each other to win, the human death toll mounts. Who will win this epic clash of power? And how many will have to die first?”

Poseidon Earth Shaker – Olympians by George O’Connor – This is no little woman. Learning about the Minotaur and Cyclops was quite interesting in connection to Poseidon’s story. Goodreads Summary: “In volume 5 of Olympians, author/artist George O’Connor turns the spotlight on that most mysterious and misunderstood of the Greek gods,Poseidon: Earth Shaker. Thrill to such famous stories as Theseus and the Minotaur, Odysseus and Polyphemos, and the founding of Athens—and learn how the tempestuous Poseidon became the King of the Seas.”

Athena – Grey-Eyed Goddess – Olympians by George O’Connor – Interesting approach to the story of Athena through the eyes of the fates. Another story well spun. Goodreads Summary: “Boom! Pow! Crash!
Greek Gods as you’ve never seen them before!
The strong, larger-than-life heroes of the Olympians can summon lightning, control the sea, turn invisible, or transform themselves into any animal they choose. Superheroes? No! Greek gods. The ancient pantheon comes to explosive life in this new series where myth meets comic books. Epic battles, daring quests, and terrible monsters await readers within the pages of these books.
Volume 2, Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess, is the tale of the goddess of wisdom and war, recounting her many adventures.”

Hera – The Goddess and her glory – Olympians by George O’Connor – Love this strong female character… great adaptation as usual. Goodreads Summary: “The story of Hera, Queen of the Gods, and the heroes who won her favor.
Volume 3 of Olympians, Hera: The Goddess and Her Glory, introduces readers to the Queen of the Gods and Goddesses in the Pantheon. This volume tells the tales of the many heroes who sought and won Hera’s patronage, most notably Hercules.
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.”

Aphrodite Goddess of Love – Olympians by George O’Connor – There’s quite the relationship complications in this story… these gods and goddesses have free choice on so many actions. Entertaining to read about Aphrodite and how she came to be and how she influenced others… Goodreads Summary: “In volume six of Olympians, graphic novel author/artist George O’Connor turns the spotlight on Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Look for the same thoroughly researched and wonderfully accessible comics storytelling as O’Connor tackles the story of the Aphrodite from her dramatic birth (emerging from sea-foam) to her role in the Trojan War.”

Olympians – Zeus – King of the Gods by George O’Connor- Graphic Novel – Starting on this series, really enjoying. Especially appreciating that my son is obsessively reading these all in one sitting… Hooray to fantastic writing and action. Goodreads Summary: “George O’Connor is a Greek mythology buff and a classic superhero comics fan, and he’s out to remind us how much our pantheon of superheroes (Superman, Batman, the X-Men, etc) owes to mankind’s ORIGINAL superheroes: the Greek pantheon.
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.”


About Pull up a chair, it’s a Saturday Book Share: I’ve had many books I review that I just want to feature. Simple and easy, celebrate a new book encounter. So that’s what Saturday Book Share is about for me, celebrating books! Perhaps some days I’ll share the book with a short reading of a portion. Or perhaps other days I’ll just share a glimpse of the book. Goodreads Summary: ”

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2 comments on “Styling Librarian Saturday Book Share The Olympians

  1. Jenny Lussier
    November 21, 2015

    Debbie – what grade or age would these be good for?

    They look terrific!

    • The Styling Librarian
      November 21, 2015

      Well, my 4th grader loved them but for conservative folk, 6th grade/mature 5th grade….

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