Discovering Greek Heroes and More!

Discovering Greek Heroes and More!

 

 

Contributed by Kayla King, Blog Manager and Staff Reviewer

 

 

With Percy Jackson's birthday just days away and the release of the newest book, Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes also set for August 18th, there is so much to celebrate! With the help of Disney-Hyperion, I get to discover the magic of Camp Half Blood and beyond and now I'm sharing the magic and more with all of you!

 

Do you love Percy Jackson and Greek heroes as much as I do?! Let me know in the comments below which Greek hero is your favorite and you could win the giveaway! Share your favorite Percy Jackson memory or other Camp Half Blood stories with #ReadRiordan and #YABC on social media! 

 

I recently received my second "Presents from Percy," package (even though it's Percy's birthday and not mine)!

 

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Inside, I found a new Percy Jackson mug, a gorgeous set of Percy coasters depicting the covers of the books, delicious macaroons from Dana's Bakery, and an early copy of Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes! Disney-Hyperion and Percy really sent a selection of items fit for a Greek hero!

 

Of course I couldn't wait to sit down with this behemouth book and find some of my favorite Greeks between the pages!

 

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With a cup of tea and a macaroon on my new coaster, I prepared myself for this long awaited companion to the Percy Jackson series. And it didn't disappoint. Told with the same wit and fantastic humour as Greek Gods, this book offered so many stories I instantly fell in love with!

 

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Even the lettering on the cover shimmers with what must be some magical substance ready to beckon readers into the depths of its pages!

 

And from those first few pages, I discovered a map, which every fantasy lover knows is the key to a really great book!

 

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I perused the table of contents to choose my first story and I discovered the name Orpheus. Now maybe, for some readers, this would not be quite as enticing. After all, it is a strange Greek name like many of the others within this book. But, the story of Orpheus and Eurydice happens to be my favorte Greek myth so I was thrilled!!

 

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The story did not disappoint. Instead I found a wonderful collection of humour and unavoidable sadness that comes with talking about the tragedy that befalls young Orpheus and Eurydice. Don't worry, I won't spoil the details of that tragedy. Just know, it's Greek, so there are probably some tears waiting to be shed.

 

Throughout the book, there are beautiful and haunting illustrations. The one done for Orpheus really captures the emotion in the story. Even the water is so detailed that it actually looks like there is some kind of light dancing on its surface. 

 

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Amazing, right? Fortunately, there are illustrations for EVERY story within this book. I'm sure the first thing you'll want to do when you get your copy is stay entranced in these beautiful images, but I promise, all of the stories are just as mesmerizing. Just when it seemed like too many years between the debut of that first Percy Jackson book, Rick Riordan has stopped that magic from fading by delivering with another fantastic book!

 

So what are you waiting for? Pre-Order your very own copy of Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes today, and read below for a chance to win your own kind of "Percy Pack," from Disney-Hyperion!

 

GREEK HEROES PRE-ORDER

Don’t forget to pre-order Percy Jackson’s GREEK HEROES, the companion to the national best seller Percy Jackson’s GREEK GODS available on Percy Jackson’s birthday, August 18, 2015.

 

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Title: Greek Heroes

On-Sale: August 18, 2015

Description: Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. 

Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I'm going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan's legions of devoted fans--and for anyone who needs a hero. 

So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you've got arrows in your quiver. We're going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people. Then, for dessert, we'll die painful tragic deaths. Ready? Sweet. Let's do this.

 

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS*

 

One winner will receive a copy of Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes and a Percy Jackson backpack! Open to US addresses only. Prizing provided by Disney-Hyperion. Let us know which Greek hero is your favorite in the comments below! 

 

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Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. 

 

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Stay tuned for more Percy Jackson posts as we celebrate the last decade and embark on the years to come with Percy and all our friends from Camp Half Blood!

 

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Guest - katz on Thursday, 13 August 2015 18:46

My favorite Greek hero is the little-known Melampus, who could talk to animals.

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My favorite Greek hero is the little-known Melampus, who could talk to animals.
Guest - Alice Wu on Thursday, 13 August 2015 21:46

My favorite Greek hero is Perseus or Hercules

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My favorite Greek hero is Perseus or Hercules
Guest - Rachael (website) on Friday, 14 August 2015 13:15

I've always loved Perseus and Andromeda's story!

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I've always loved Perseus and Andromeda's story!
Lucy Magat (website) on Friday, 14 August 2015 13:50

One of my favorite Greek heroes is Bellerophon. He's the one who killed the Chimera which is awesome!

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One of my favorite Greek heroes is Bellerophon. He's the one who killed the Chimera which is awesome! :D
Taylor (website) on Friday, 14 August 2015 20:59

My favorites most possibly have to be Hercules or Achilles!

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My favorites most possibly have to be Hercules or Achilles! :D
Guest - Cindy on Saturday, 15 August 2015 03:46

I don't really have a "favorite" Greek hero... I like any with an HEA ending (though if I remember correctly, there are very few). I guess I would say... Atalanta. She was the foot race/golden apples lady, right? I can't remember the ending to her story, but I remember that her suitor won the race with the apples and secured her hand in marriage.

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I don't really have a "favorite" Greek hero... I like any with an HEA ending (though if I remember correctly, there are very few). I guess I would say... Atalanta. She was the foot race/golden apples lady, right? I can't remember the ending to her story, but I remember that her suitor won the race with the apples and secured her hand in marriage.
harrietthehedgehog13@gmail.com on Saturday, 15 August 2015 23:08

My favorite Greek hero is either Achilles or Hercules!!

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My favorite Greek hero is either Achilles or Hercules!! :)
Guest - G K on Sunday, 16 August 2015 08:00

I like Athena.

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I like Athena.
Guest - Polly Canete on Sunday, 16 August 2015 09:42

My favorite god is Athena

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My favorite god is Athena
Sky (website) on Monday, 17 August 2015 00:03

let's be honest, my favourite Greek Hero is Perseus!

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let's be honest, my favourite Greek Hero is Perseus!

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