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Lore Olympus: Volume One

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We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Now I'm sad that Volume One is over, I have no idea when Volume Two is coming out (please be soon, please be soon), and I'm thinking I'm going to probably finally cave and just start reading it as a webtoon because there's no way I can wait for the next volume bind-up. Though I was dubious about how it’s look in book form and read about the issues people in the US were having with their copies (upside down books, misprints and broken spines) mine arrived perfectly and is absolutely gorgeous. The tale of Hades and Persephone is one of the most recognizable in all of Greek mythology but in Smythe's hands, against a sleek modern backdrop, it is made new again. If reading about mythological god clowning around while spreading gossip and scandal is intriguing to you, Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe is a must.

These are the gods of Olympus here, so while it is playful and fairly lighthearted it is also dark and filled with toxic interactions, manipulations and assaults—as one would probably expect but heads up. This edition of Smythe’s original Eisner-nominated webcomic Lore Olympus features a brand-new, exclusive short story, and brings Greek mythology into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.Kieron Gillen, co-creator of The Wicked + The Divine Persephone, young goddess of spring, is new to Olympus. I can highly recommend it to all women I know even if you've never read a graphic novel or don't particularly like romance. On the plus side, I liked the art and I liked Hades for the most part, and I really liked Hera since she's usually made into a one-note jealous wife in Greek mythology retellings. The art was INCREDIBLE but as someone who isn't super familiar with greek myths, I was a little lost for a lot of this lol.

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 from creator Rachel Smythe. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. Six months later addendum: That might be true, lots of rape in ye olde mythology, but I do question why you'd add that to your soapy romance that's mostly read by teens. 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.Fans who enjoyed it as a webcomic will be thrilled to hold this luscious work of art in their hands. 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. As one should probably expect, we get to watch the gods be complete pricks to each other and spite one another and scheming for revenge or just pure sport. It's paced as a soap opera, all drawn-out tensions and long-simmering secrets, and I, for one, am thrilled to be along for the ride.

Will brush up on my myths before the next volume comes out and hopefully I'll enjoy that one a bit more! And now I can't help but think I should read more graphic novels by women to see more of this female gaze in romance with pictures.Lore Olympus is an addictive, romantic gem of a comic, filled with complex, lovable (and hateable) characters. And I was not disappointed, it’s fantastic quality, the art work translates beautifully into the book and the story line is second to none.

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