the.. ready reckoner of Greek gods,


Published by Penguin export, with ISBN 978-0141355207, authored by Rick Riordon. Is a fictional autobiography of an American teenager who has Poseidon the Greek god as his father, and a mortal mother?
In this autobiography Percy introduces us to his immortal family, their strengths and weaknesses. The book, is supposed to be a ready reckoner of Greek mythology and maybe supposed to tickle a few funny bones, of course it does attempt humour.
Unfortunately for the author he has created a niche for himself; the book does not achieve that notch. The humour is rather forced and wit is weak. All the same there are few interesting things that the author shares like – eating in a person’s house is like signing a contract, to maintain decorum and keep peace
The traces the origin of the word Tantalizing. From Tantalus, the greek whose eternal punishment was to stand in a pool of water beneath a fruit tree with low branches, with the fruit ever eluding his grasp and the water always receding before he could take a quick drink.
The other interesting myth he shares is the myth of Koroneis, who seeks Athena’s help when Poseidon woos her a little too hard, Athena converts her to a crow thus creating the first crow.
The Myth of menthe, the dedication of the word palladium, the gifts of Pandora,
It made a tepid read, maybe Rick Riordon should take a small break from Greek mythology.
Aimed at 9+yrs readers, the book might bore anyone over their tweens.
About the author– http://www.rickriordan.com/home.aspx

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2 thoughts on “the.. ready reckoner of Greek gods,

  1. Hi Parwati,

    I am Shatrujeet Nath, author of The Karachi Deception (GreyOak-Westland, 2013) and The Guardians of the Halahala (Jaico, 2014). Do pardon me for getting in touch here, but I have tried to look your email address up without success. If I have missed it on the blog, please do excuse me.

    Coming to the point, The Guardians of the Halahala is the first book of The Vikramaditya Trilogy, an epic fantasy based on the legendary king, Vikramaditya. You can see more about the book here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23045644-the-guardians-of-the-halahala

    I would like to send you a copy of the book for review. Would you be interested in reading it? Please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Shatrujeet

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