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Lore Olympus: Volume One

Lore Olympus: Volume One

2021 . Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Romance . Rachel Smythe

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Lore Olympus: Volume One

About the book

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love--witness what the gods do after dark in this stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of the best-known stories in Greek mythology, featuring a brand-new, exclusive short story from creator Rachel Smythe. HUGO AWARD FINALIST - ONE OF NPR'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR - "What Scott Pilgrim did for Canadian slackers, Lore Olympus does for the Greek pantheon, while being so beautiful that you know Aphrodite is just staring daggers in its direction."--Kieron Gillen, co-creator of The Wicked + The Divine Persephone, young goddess of spring, is new to Olympus. Her mother, Demeter, has raised her in the mortal realm, but after Persephone promises to train as a sacred virgin, she's allowed to live in the fast-moving, glamorous world of the gods. When her roommate, Artemis, takes her to a party, her entire life changes: she ends up meeting Hades and feels an immediate spark with the charming yet misunderstood ruler of the Underworld. Now Persephone must navigate the confusing politics and relationships that rule Olympus, while also figuring out her own place--and her own power. This edition of Smythe's original Eisner-nominated webcomic Lore Olympus brings Greek mythology into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel. This volume collects episodes 1-25 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.

Year:

2021

Language:

English

Publisher:

Random House Publishing Group

Pages:

384

ISBN:

0593160290 (ISBN13: 9780593160299)

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Reviews

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Yaren Yalcin kaya

1 week ago

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I really like the art style and the story line characters have depth and they are compelling. I like this type of books that are re imagining of ancient greek mitology.

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Shayy

2 weeks ago

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This is a beautiful story about Greek mythology and it’s a fun way of learning about all the gods and goddess

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Rosejam

3 weeks ago

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A beautifully written novel, and the art truly stands out. There is so much heart, and the subject matter is explored beautifully

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Astra

1 month ago

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I really love the webtoon which is basically the same story but I loved that this books have extra scenes that you can’t find on the webtoon

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Ella Ek

2 months ago

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Absolutely amazing. Creative and definitely the most gorgeous all encompassing versions of the Hades and Persephone story.

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Publishers Weekly image

6 months ago

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The Greek gods get cast as Kardashian-types in Smythe’s addictive soap opera, her trade debut that was originally a hit online comic. Hades, king of the underworld, meets newbie spring goddess Persephone at a swanky party and sparks fly. But divine forces assemble to keep the couple apart, including jealous love goddess Aphrodite, rapacious leather-jacketed bro Apollo, and Persephone’s protective roomie Artemis. The gods inhabit a modern world of luxury cars, cell phones, and espresso machines. Persephone is chased by paparazzi and Hades is in therapy over nearly being eaten by his father Kronos (an Oedipal complex predating Oedipus). Smythe draws curvy confetti-colored characters against misty backgrounds that suggest opulence but lack detail. The softly glowing artwork, influenced more by children’s illustration and animation concept art than traditional comics, unfurls like a sexy update of The D’aulaires Book of Greek Myths. It’s hard not to argue when Eros declares of Persephone, “She’s like the personification of a friggin cinnamon roll!” Though Smythe plays with the comedy potential of her premise, she takes the characters’ internal dramas seriously and deals directly with the problematic elements of Greek mythology, with its gods forever abducting and coercing hapless mortals. As rich as baklava but snacky as a bag of potato chips, this romance is hard to resist.

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Amazon Best Sellers image

6 months ago

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“It’s easy to see why the internet has fallen in love with Lore Olympus. This dazzling interpretation of the classic Greek myths is as charming as it is provocative, and as witty as it is startlingly romantic. Prepare to be swept away!”—Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles

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ThePhoenix Prophecy

2 weeks ago

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Great story, interesting characters and an immersing story line, what more is there to ask

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Alix Lorsignol

1 month ago

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I read it on WEBTOON and I can’t wait to have them in physical format

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Kristen Inokpuare

1 month ago

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Beautiful art style, the story telling mad very intricate, I would and should read again.

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Kay Wan

2 months ago

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it’s amazing. it has mythology and romance so it’s tailored for me

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María Gómez Meco

3 months ago

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A kind story of leve and gods

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