Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hades: Lord of the Dead by George O'Connor

Although Hades is a major character in this graphic novel it is more accurately the story of Persephone.  Mostly true to the original myth (there is one change that I'm aware of), this telling presents a Persephone who is rebelling against her overprotective mother Demeter.  When she is kidnapped by Hades she is unhappy at first but begins to be won over by the doting god and the new freedom she finds as queen of the underworld.  The book has some humor in it as well and is an entertaining version of a classic, complete with explanatory notes at the back for those who desire more information.