Percy Jackson's take on Greek myths. Similar to Edith Hamilton's Mythology but with a particular spin filled with wit, sarcasm, and adventure. Filled with John Rocco's illustrations.
The first thing I have to say is this book gorgeous.
John Rocco’s illustrations are breathtaking and the book is so professionally done that it could easily become a coffee table book that even adults would be proud to present.
Of course, that leads to the next issue, this book while gorgeous, is gargantuan. This is not the type of book that someone should or even could bring on a vacation to read by the beach, instead this is a book that you read inside while it’s propped up or laid down on a table to help support the weight.
Now that said, the e-book version which is easy to transport does include the gorgeous illustrations in color (if you have an e-reader or ipad that displays in color). So if you’re insistent on bringing this book to the beach then there is an available option.
As for the content, Riordan has done a fantastic job, this book contains the quick wit and entertaining tone that readers have come to expect from Percy Jackson, while at the same time it does an amazing job of presenting the Greek myths in a fashion to rival Edith Hamilton’s Mythology.
All in all if you’re a fan of Rick Riordan or want to learn about Greek Myths from an entertaining source then this is the book for you. Personally I think this is a book for all ages, and I whole heartedly recommend it.
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Published: August 19, 2014
Link to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Percy-Jackson-Greek-Gods-Riordan-ebook/dp/B00HVMAS0W/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1408553618&sr=8-3&keywords=rick+riordan