Hephaistos (Olympians, #11)
Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating beautiful objects from a very young age. Despite his rejection from Olympus, he swallowed his anger and spent his days perfecting his craft. His exquisitely forged gifts and weapons earned him back his seat in the heavens, but he was not treated as an equal—his brothers and sisters looked down at him for his lame leg, and even his own wife, Aphrodite, was disloyal. In this installment of the bestselling Olympians graphic novel series, witness Hephaistos’ wrath as he creates a plan that’ll win him the respect he deserves.

Hephaistos (Olympians, #11) Details

TitleHephaistos (Olympians, #11)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 29th, 2019
PublisherFirst Second
ISBN-139781626725287
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Mythology, Comics, Young Adult, Childrens, Middle Grade, Greek Mythology

Hephaistos (Olympians, #11) Review

  • Ashley Owens
    January 1, 1970
    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me.I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing about it previously. And I'm glad we finally got to see Dionysus.I'll definitely be buying a finished paper copy of this when it comes out! The last page had blank speech bubbles so I need to see how it ends lol.
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  • Jenni Frencham
    January 1, 1970
    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019.This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot will have readers turning pages to discover what happens next. The end matter includes information about various titans and gods and other information regarding particular panels throughout the story.The Olympians graph O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019.This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot will have readers turning pages to discover what happens next. The end matter includes information about various titans and gods and other information regarding particular panels throughout the story.The Olympians graphic novels are very easy to read and fairly short, but they provide an appropriate amount of backstory about each of the various gods and goddesses. I always make sure my library has one copy of each of the titles in this series as it circulates well. It is popular with fans of the Percy Jackson series but also with kids who simply enjoy mythology. I like that this title can tie in to the nonfiction section of the library as well and may lead kids to read books outside of their normal comfort zone. RecommendedRecommended for: tweensRed Flags: "mild fantasy peril;" Hephaistos and Dionysus have a drinking party at one point and Hephaistos gets fairly drunkOverall Rating: 4/5 starsI received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley for the purpose of review.
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  • Janet
    January 1, 1970
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating beautiful objects from a very young age. Despite his rejection from Olympus, he swallowed his anger and spent his days perfecting his craft. His exquisitely forged gifts and weapons earned him back his seat in the heave I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating beautiful objects from a very young age. Despite his rejection from Olympus, he swallowed his anger and spent his days perfecting his craft. His exquisitely forged gifts and weapons earned him back his seat in the heavens, but he was not treated as an equal—his brothers and sisters looked down at him for his lame leg, and even his own wife, Aphrodite, was disloyal. In this instalment of the bestselling Olympians series, witness Hephaistos’ wrath as he creates a plan that’ll win him the respect he deserves.My nephew asked to review this as he is totally into Greek mythology these days: he loved it and thought the drawings were "fantastic!". From the librarian stance, it's a great way to learn about stuffy subjects!! Recommended to all kids in the mood for learning.
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  • Rummanah (Books in the Spotlight)
    January 1, 1970
    Least favorite of the Olympians series. The dialogue started with formal writing then veered strangely into modern day. I can't picture Hermes saying "Hook me up, bro". Totally took me out of the graphic novel. This felt more like a Promethus graphic novel rather than Hephaistos. Review coming soon.
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  • Sue
    January 1, 1970
    I've enjoyed every single book in this series. As a school librarian I can say that the books never sit on the shelf. Always a waiting/hold list going. Students are still very interested in mythology and this us one of the best books/series I've found that brings the stories to younger students.
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    ARC from netgalley
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