Lore Olympus: Volume One
Books | Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love—witness what the gods do after dark in this stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of the best-known stories in Greek mythology, featuring a brand-new, exclusive short story from creator Rachel Smythe.HUGO AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • “What Scott Pilgrim did for Canadian slackers, Lore Olympus does for the Greek pantheon, while being so beautiful that you know Aphrodite is just staring daggers in its direction.”—Kieron Gillen, co-creator of The Wicked + The DivinePersephone, 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-winning webcomic Lore Olympus brings Greek mythology 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.
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"This made me want to continue reading by wanting to buy the next 2 volumes. I fell in love with all of the characters so far (except Apollo because he is a son of a b!tch) and I cannot wait to read the next volume to find out more about Hera’s vision."
"A touch of malice, it’s absolutely amazing "
"I started reading this on Webtoon, and I just had to own the printed copies. I love Rachel Smythe's versions of Hades and Persephone. I never thought I would be into graphic novels, but these sucked me in! Truthfully, any Greek mythology retell, especially with Hades, and I'm all for it!"