Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess

Okay…in case I haven’t said this before, I am Greek/Roman mythology-obsessed. Really. As in, any book that has anything to do with it, I’ll probably at least read the summary and the first few pages. And Athena is my all-time favorite goddess. So, after reading another book in this series about the goddess Hera, I went straight to this. Athena: Grey-Eyed Goddess is the second in a brand new graphic novel series by George O’Connor called Olympians, but you can actually read them in any order. I may have only read two, but so far this one is my favorite. (Are you surprised?) Throughout the book you are accompanied by the Moirae, otherwise known as the Fates, three ancient women who are in charge of our destinies. They will weave the tapestry that is Athena’s life; her dynamic birth out of her father Zeus’s head, and on through her many adventures. George O’Conner tells the stories well and the illustrations suck you in. Plus, it taught me new things about Athena I had no inkling about before–and I thought I knew it all. It’s a quick read, but that’s no reason to let it alone. It would definitely be a bit too scary for little kids, but I bet some older ones would love it. Give it a try!

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