Everything you know about Greek mythology is wrong, at least according to Hades in this series by Kate McMullan. Zeus is a really myth-o-maniac, (that’s old Greek for liar). Well, it seems Zeus stretched the truth a little bit regarding what actually happened. Now, Hades is ready to set the record straight and make sure the world knows that he’s not really a bad guy.
In this installment, Hades tells the real story of how the Greek Gods came to power and defeated their father Cronus. This version involves the first Olympics, a kick stone game, and the bucket o’ bolts. Throw in a couple of monsters and you get Hades’ side of the story. Some of the other Greek Myths retold in the series include the stories of Pandora, Hercules, and Cupid.
Book reviewed by Keary B., Youth Collection Specialist Librarian