Category Archives: Heroes of Olympus

Gods, Men, and Monsters

In the Company of Ogres, by A. Lee Martinez – This was a comedic look on fantasy, hardly anything new, but still entertaining. It tells the story of Never Dead Ned, a guy who dies quite often, but is always … Continue reading

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Left, Right, and Centaur

In an old post, I discussed some beings from mythology that are part human and part animal. The most famous of this bunch are probably the centaurs, and I mentioned how they’re sometimes portrayed as wild, orgiastic creatures, and other … Continue reading

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Quit Monkeying Around!

Today, I’m going to tell you about the Kerkopes, sometimes spelled Cercopes, not to be confused with King Cecrops of Athens. They were dwarf-like men, sons of Oceanus and Theia, daughter of Memnon of Ethiopia. It seems that there were … Continue reading

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School Is Hell, Cooperation Is Divine

Here are a few new book reviews, with a few spoilers. You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty, by Dave Barry – Now semi-retired but with the same basic sense of humor, Barry discusses such topics as Justin Bieber and … Continue reading

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Amazon Primer

While warfare has traditionally been considered a masculine pursuit, Greek legend contains accounts of the Amazons, an all-female tribe of powerful warriors. While they were often said to live in Asia Minor, they were sometimes located in Africa or the … Continue reading

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Greek Mythology Summarized by a Smartass

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, by Rick Riordan – This oversize volume summarizes the classical Greek myths, starting with the creation of the universe and continuing on through the major gods. It’s all narrated by Percy Jackson, who has a rather … Continue reading

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Song of Serapis

I just finished reading The Staff of Serapis, by Rick Riordan, a follow-up to his The Son of Sobek. Like its predecessor, it’s a crossover between his Percy Jackson/Heroes of Olympus and Kane Chronicles series, featuring characters from both and … Continue reading

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