There are heroes - and then there are Greek heroes.
Few mere mortals have ever embarked on such bold and heart-stirring adventures, overcome myriad monstrous perils, or outwitted scheming vengeful gods, quite as stylishly and triumphantly as Greek heroes.
In this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry brilliantly retells these dramatic, funny, tragic and timeless tales. Join Jason aboard the Argo as he quests for the Golden Fleece. See Atalanta - who was raised by bears - outrun any man before being tricked with golden apples. Witness wily Oedipus solve the riddle of the Sphinx and discover how Bellerophon captures the winged horse Pegasus to help him slay the monster Chimera.
Heroes is the story of what we mortals are truly capable of - at our worst and our very best.
Book 10 of #booksof2021
Started Reading 📖 – January 18, 2021
Finished Reading 📘 – February 7, 2021
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
As always Stephen Fry is a joy to hear. Though I have come across all of these heroes and stories, hearing them again brought back memories of reading them as comics or books. I would have liked to hear a bit more about other heroes also in addition to the famous ones that we all know about.
Some worlds are made to be broken. Paul is a young man who sees visions of strange and fantastic worlds―visions he initially believes are hallucinations. But these visions turn out to be prophecies, dark projections of a world in which Paul is a tyrant who destroys the world and the creatures that reside there. Dark One examines the dual roles we often take on in life - the ability to be a savior as well as a destroyer.
Created by & Story by: Brandon Sanderson
Written by: Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly
Drawn by: Nathan Gooden
Colors by: Kurt Michael Russell
Letters by: Andworld Design
Book 9 of #booksof2021
Started Reading 📖 – February 6, 2021
Finished Reading 📘 – February 6, 2021
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐
What if you are the person destined to be the villain, the destroyer of the world?
THE LAST GOD tells the story of two fellowships of heroes struggling with the same threat…30 years apart. One group will doom their world, the other must save it. Thirty years ago, a band of heroes traveled beyond the borders of creation and killed the last living god, saving the realm of Cain Anuun from an apocalyptic army of the undead. The legendary companions became the rulers of their world and ushered in a new era of peace and prosperity.
Book 6 of #booksof2021
Started Reading 📖 – January 29, 2021
Finished Reading 📘 – January 30, 2021
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Last God was an amazing piece of high #fantasy storytelling by Phillip Kennedy Johnson. Riccardo Federici‘s artwork is simply out of this world. I spent a lot of time on each panel marvelling at the drawings.
I read these as individual comics: (The Last God: 1-12 and Specials: The Last God: Tales from the Book of Ages and
The Last God: Songs of the Lost Children).
Now I’m looking forward to read more stories set in the Cain Anuun universe.