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Beyond the Odyssey

Written by Maz Evans

Part of the Who Let the Gods Out? Series

Adventure Stories Books of the Month Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers Humorous Recommended Children's eBooks Traditional Tales

LoveReading View on Beyond the Odyssey

April 2018 Book of the Month

The penultimate in the series, Beyond The Odyssey continues with poor Elliot’s life becoming more difficult by the day. The situation with his mum is desperate and poor Hermes is still in a coma, but there is a glimmer of hope as Elliot hears of a potion that is rumoured to cure all.  Yet even the gods doubt its existence and even if it does exist it won’t be easy to find.  And so they set out on yet another quest to find the third chaos stone AND the mythical potion in an attempt to cure his mum and Hermes, whilst saving the world from evil Deamon of Death, Thanatos. No pressure there then!

This series just keeps getting better and better and Maz will have you crying tears of laughter and sadness whilst cheering on our hero as we watch him face his toughest challenge yet.  Superb, and I can’t wait to find out what happens in the fourth and final instalment to this epic tale of courage, heartache and heroism. ~ Shelley Fallows - You can also find Shelley here.

A Piece of Passion from  Barry Cunningham, Publisher  ‘What I like about the classical gods is that they are so true to life. Wild, naughty, emotional and unpredictable, they carry on a bit like us humans – but with superpowers! Of course, in this story our hero Elliot has some serious real life problems to deal with too, and so Maz Evans takes us on a funny yet thoughtful romp. Hold on to your pants because you are likely to lose everything else!’


Beyond the Odyssey Synopsis

Elliot's life is spiralling out of control. He's been suspended from school, his ex-convict dad is useless around the house and his mum's health is worsening. What's more, the gods are determined to forge on with the quest for the third chaos stone. An unlikely, hilarious and heart-warming odyssey begins. But Elliot has heard of a mythical potion rumoured to cure all ills - can he save his mum, even if it means sacrificing the fate of the world?

Beyond the Odyssey Reader Reviews

Some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were lucky enough to read and review the first in this series, Who Let the Gods Out? Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Oliver Thorpe, age 10 - 'I loved this, and couldn't put it down, hence I read it in two days.  I think that whoever picks it up, will love it, and find it very amusing finished.'
  • Sam Harper, age 12 - 'I finished this hilarious, crazy adventure in a single sitting.... If you like fast-paced, against the clock, comical capers you’ll love this, it’s fantastic.'
  • Jack Horswill, age 10 - Little Sutton Primary School - 'I would like to congratulate Maz Evans on how astonishing the action in this book was - the way she brought the Gods to life as heroes was brilliant.'
  • Nomvelo Malinga, age 10 - 'Who Let The Gods Out is filled with adventure and problem-solving.'
  • Daniel Bisland, age 9 - 'I really enjoyed the book. I really liked how it was two stories fused in one and how it all happened at the same time...I found it really funny. I recommend it to 9+ and give it 999/99.'
  • Daniel Maxwell, age 11 - 'Who Let The Gods Out is a marvellous book about a young boy who meets a God, who fell from the sky.'
  • Emma Corden, age 11 - 'This is an amazing book, it really feels as if you are with the characters in story.'
  • Harsh Budhdeo, age 9 - 'A very interesting book, with colourful characters and greatly favours a child's imagination of the immortal world.'
  • Alex Nicholson, age 10 - 'I loved this book, it is really funny.  I recommend this for people interested in Greek mythology or who love a good laugh.  A great book!'
  • Daniel Harrison, age 10 - 'It's a hilarious adventure and I really liked it!' 
  • Bella, age 9 - 'Me and my mum were lol especially the bit with the queen using her ninja skills.'
  • George Davies, age 8 - 'I like this book because it makes me dream about it and that the characters have to find the gods.'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 11 - 'Hilarious book. Packed with so much fun and adventure. I would highly recommend this to boys and girls between the ages of 7 all the way to adult!'
  • Nomvelo Malinga, age 10, Blenheim Primary School - 'This book is funny, entertaining and is very easy to read.'
  • Dre Davies , age 11, Blenheim Primary School - 'This book is a fun-filled book with lots of funny bits in. It’s a good book that I think kids will love.'
  • Scot, age 11 - 'So funny. I would recomend it to year 5/6.'

Beyond the Odyssey Press Reviews

Praise for Maz Evans:

‘Evans is a fantastically funny new talent.’ The Bookseller

‘... lashings of adventure, the Olympic gods as you’ve never seen them before and a wonderfully British sense of humour.’  Fiona Noble The Bookseller

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781910655993
Publication date: 05/04/2018
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781910655993
Publication date: 5th April 2018
Author: Maz Evans
Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Humorous, Traditional Tales
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks, Reviewed by Children

About Maz Evans

Maz Evans began her writing career in journalism as a TV critic and feature writer. She is also the founder of Story Stew, a creative writing programme that visits primary schools and literary festivals around the UK. She lives in London with her husband and four children. Maz Evans is the founder of Book Buddy.  In essence Maz Evans is so concerned and rightly so, that there are barriers to reading for the more deprived children in this country and  for some children, school is the only access they have to reading books. The aim of ...

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