Herc (Hardback)
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Herc (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages
Published: 31/08/2023
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Waterstones Says

Original and fresh, this wildly entertaining retelling of the Hercules myth presents the titular Greek hero in a wholly new light as it’s time for his friends, enemies, wives, lovers, rivals and victims to give their side of the story.

This should be the story of Hercules: his twelve labours, his endless adventures...everyone's favourite hero, right? Well, it's not. This is the story of everyone else:

Alcmene: Herc's mother (She has knives everywhere)
Hylas: Herc's first friend (They were more than friends)
Megara: Herc's wife (She'll tell you about their marriage)
Eurystheus: Oversaw Herc's labours (He never asked for the job)

His friends, his enemies, his wives, his children, his lovers, his rivals, his gods, his victims. It's time to hear their stories.

Told with humour and heart, Herc gives voice to the silenced characters, in this feminist, queer (and sometimes shocking) retelling of classic Hercules myth.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008589820
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Alternately hilarious and shocking, this is an astonishingly vivid retelling of the story of Hercules, and these are not the Greek myths I learned in school.’ Jodi Taylor, author of Just One Damned Thing After Another ‘A brilliant debut! Rogerson has produced a fresh and totally original retelling of the Hercules myth. For the first time, long-silent characters from the hero’s story are given a voice. They provide a sparkling new perspective on the club-wielding, all-daring son of Zeus. A Herculean triumph of creative writing, and a joy to read. Finally, a Hercules for the twenty-first century!’ Alex Rowson, author of The Young Alexander ‘Hercules had his story, now it's time for everyone else to get their say. Wickedly fun and devilishly dark – the tell-all for our times.’ Cari Thomas, author of Threadneedle ‘A captivating retelling with a very definite, personal voice, and a sharp, fresh perspective on the lives surrounding the hero.’ Genevieve Cogman, author of Scarlet ‘A rollicking ride through Greek mythology, Herc tells the story of the famous hero through his impact on the people around him. By turns quippy, hilarious, and shocking, Herc will make you want to hide in a jar like King Eurystheus, dodging all your responsibilities to read it from cover to cover.’ Luna McNamara, author of Psyche and Eros ‘A brilliant, witty and unique retelling of the myths that at times had me laughing out loud. Rogerson's impressive talent leaps from the pages.’ Carly Reagon, author of The Toll House ‘A wonderfully layered piece of storytelling which manages to be earthy, haunting and beautiful all at once.’ Stacey Thomas, author of The Revels ‘Funny, action-packed, violent, tragic . . . this is the story of Hercules as you’ve never experienced it before! An eye-opening treat.’ A.J. Elwood, author of The Cottingley Cuckoo

Feminist retellings panel at Waterstones Piccadilly

Feminist retellings panel at Waterstones Piccadilly

London - Piccadilly
Tuesday 30th April 18:30

Join us for a fantastic evening, delving into the world of feminist retellings within fiction, with Nikki Marmery, Laura Shepperson and Phoenicia Rogerson.

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Caitlin - NorthernFleabag

“One for the Pantheon”

Thank you to both NetGalley and HQ/ HarperCollins for an early EPUB in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Herc is an amazing take on the man, the myths, and the legend that is Hercules - don’t let him catch... More

Hardback edition
8 similar books recommended
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“An entertaining myth retelling”

This is not the story of Heracles. This is the story of how his choices changed the world around him, and the lives of those caught up in his whirlwind of a story.

We all know the original myth is not the squeaky... More

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“Grown-up Percy Jackson kids rejoice!”

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

As a grown-up Percy Jackson kid, I don't think there will ever be a Greek mythology retelling that I don't need to read. This is the story of... More

Hardback edition
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