Lore Olympus: Volume One: UK Edition (Hardback)Rachel Smythe (author)
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Already a word-of-mouth sensation online, Rachel Smythe’s smart, sexy, Eisner Award-winning webcomic gets its welcome print debut, bringing readers the first volume of her modern take on the Persephone myth.
Scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love - witness what the gods do after dark in this stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of mythology's best-known stories.
Persephone, young goddess of spring, is new to Olympus. Her mother, Demeter, has raised her in the mortal realm, but after Persephone promises to train as a sacred virgin, she's allowed to live in the fast-moving, glamorous world of the gods.
When her roommate, Artemis, takes her to a party, her entire life changes: she ends up meeting Hades and feels an immediate spark with the charming yet misunderstood ruler of the Underworld.
Now Persephone must navigate the confusing politics and relationships that rule Olympus, while also figuring out her own place - and her own power.
This edition of Smythe's original Eisner-nominated webcomic Lore Olympus features a brand-new, exclusive short story, and brings the Greek pantheon into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.
This volume collects episodes 1-25 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 1120 g
Dimensions: 236 x 185 x 24 mm
'A refreshingly modern and surprisingly poignant take on the Hades and Persephone myth... Steamy, often laugh-out-loud funny and emotional.' - Jennifer L. Armentrout, # 1 New York Times bestselling author of From Blood and Ash
'It's easy to see why the internet has fallen in love with Lore Olympus. This dazzling interpretation of the classic Greek myths is as charming as it is provocative, and as witty as it is startlingly romantic. Prepare to be swept away!' - Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles
'With vivid, irresistible art and storytelling that would make even the Muses swoon, this modern myth deftly tackles the darkness of the ancient stories while never losing its brilliant light. I couldn't devour it fast enough.' - Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lore
'Sheer bliss. Rachel Smythe is a master storyteller, filling each gorgeously illustrated page with equal parts humor, heart, and joy.' - Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries and Abandon series'An addicting, swoony delight. This clever take on a timeless tale is destined to become a modern classic.' - Adrienne Young, New York Times bestselling author of Fable and Namesake
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“An absolute masterpiece”
Honestly cannot recommended this enough. Rachel has done such an amazing job with her retelling of Persephone.
“Webtoon In Print!!!”
I am beside myself with excitement! I've been following this webtoon since it's inception and am utterly devoted to its creative interpretation of the classic myths. The artwork is phenomenal and the writing... More
“I'm in love”
Beautiful and dramatic, I couldn't put this book down and just had to carry on reading on webtoon after finishing it. Can't wait for the next installments. This book has so many ups and downs with amazing... More
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