Lore Olympus: Volume One
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.
‘Steamy, often laugh-out-loud funny and emotional’ Jennifer L. Armentrout, # 1 New York Times bestselling author of From Blood and Ash
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.
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 * 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 Divine * An addictive, romantic gem of a comic, filled with complex, lovable (and hateable) characters. The artwork is rich and dramatic, with gorgeous colors and bold linework, each panel a dreamy treat for the eyes. * Faith Erin Hicks, Eisner Award winner and New York Times bestselling cartoonist * Lore Olympus is the perfect escape. Rachel Smythes artwork is vivid and enchanting, with deeply relatable characters and a deft handling of their dark pasts. For anyone looking for a fresh take on Hades and Persephone, Lore Olympus brings us a sexy and delightful romp that captivates until the very last page. Whimsical and heartfelt! * Ashley Poston, author of Geekerella * Lore Olympus is a delicacy. Funny, dark, sexy, and lavishly illustrated, it delights on every page. I cant recommend it enough. * Kate Leth, author of Marvels Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat! * Moody, beautiful, and funny . . . Be transported to a gorgeous reimagining of Greek gods in a modern fantasy setting. Romance, drama, trauma, and goofs! You will not be able to put this down once you start! * Babs Tarr, professional comic artist * Romantic, radical, and relatable, goddesses have never been more gloriously grounded. A must-read for any girls figuring out their own power. * Sam Maggs, co-creator of Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas * The storytelling is immersive, the characters are engaging, and the art is exquisite. I loved every single frame! * Kalynn Bayron, bestselling author of Cinderella Is Dead * My favorite graphic novel. Even though the legend of Hades and Persephone is thousands of years old, you will fall in love with these characters in a whole new way - and you'll never see the twists and turns coming! * Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of Across the Universe *
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