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Hot Damasen

As I mentioned in my review of Rick Riordan’s The House of Hades, I found the character of Damasen to be quite interesting. As with many other characters in Riordan’s books, this guy was a legitimate mythical figure, and the … Continue reading

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Tartarus Sauce

The House of Hades, by Rick Riordan – The latest book in the Heroes of Olympus series continues where the last one left off, with a group of demigods attempting to destroy the Doors of Death, thereby preventing monsters from … Continue reading

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Where the Ballyhoos and the Tritons Are

In Hans Christian Andersen’s original tale of “The Little Mermaid,” the titular mermaid’s father is simply known as the Sea King, and is a widower with six daughters and a mother who tends his house. In Disney’s adaptation, they removed … Continue reading

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Back to Rome

The Mark of Athena, by Rick Riordan – The third book in the Heroes of Olympus series has the parties from the first two join forces to fight the forces of Gaea. While this means people from Camp Half-Blood and … Continue reading

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Who Has Seen the Wind?

In classical mythology, most natural phenomena were either personified themselves or seen as the tools of a deity, if not both. The winds were no exception, and in Greco-Roman mythology, there were four of them. I’m no meteorologist, but can’t … Continue reading

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The Demigods Are Back in Town

The Lost Hero, by Rick Riordan – After a detour into Egyptian mythology in his also excellent The Red Pyramid, Riordan is back to the Greek stuff with the first volume in the Heroes of Olympus series. Also back are … Continue reading

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