That said, the book contained a number of myth retellings which didn’t sit well alongside the stronger historical content (especially a tale on Boudicca). Even then, it went from very intricate to brief. Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? The author set out the family trees and gave each of the major Gods a profile. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. Let’s say it now and say it proud: Horror is back. I’m keen to read the Iliad (made it about 1/3rd of the way through some time ago) so this proved to be an excellent segue. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It is divided into each subject matter in a way that doesn't cause confusion or the need to incessantly flip back and forth, and the language doesn't condescend. I appreciated that it also explained the tweology behind the myths. Great to dip in and out of. This was tremendously good fun to read. There was a problem loading your book clubs. I would definitely recommend this book, I loved it! The chapters are bite-sized and provide an overview of all the key gods/characters/events. Refresh and try again. Have proceeded to buy all other books related to ancient mythology written by Thames & Hudson. And, for adults, I don`t understand why all the praise in the reviews. A very interesting book with a good amount of humor and contemporary facts spread into it. . Highly e. Considering a lot of mythology books can end up reading like a secondary school text book (boring even though the subject matter is interesting) the author manages to make this the opposite. A great light-hearted introduction to the Greek and Roman gods told in a very engaging way. Lines like, 'don't think of the Gods merely as spiteful super beings with poor impulse control . Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2017. Very clear and easy to read with nice illustrations. For more great fantasy reads, check out our Fantasy Books for Kids and 10 Thrilling Books for Teens Who Love Fantasy. The section on Troy felt a little rushed and disjointed but, overall, the Gods and myths were very well described. A great book for beginners who want to know more about Greek and Roman mythology. If this topic interests one then this is a book to add to their library. The worst thing about this book is the inconsistency.
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