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Hound of Hades

Written by Lucy Coats

Part of the Beasts of Olympus Series

Hound of Hades Synopsis

It's official - Demon is stableboy to the creatures of the gods! Demon is sick. He ate too many honey cakes at the party celebrating his new job as beast keeper to the gods. But the animals still need to be cared for and there is a visitor coming to the stables who may or may not be the goddess Hera. The last time he saw Hera she threatened to turn him into a lump of charcoal. It's just not easy being stableboy to a bunch of demanding and petulant deities. But when the visitor arrives it's not Hera but Hades, and with him he has brought some rather dangerous earth dragons who need meat. Where on Olympus can he find meat? If that task wasn't hard enough, next Hades orders Demon to follow him to the underworld, where his pet dog, Cerberus, is feeling poorly... The second in a delightful action-packed four-book series from acclaimed writer Lucy Coats, who uses her original and funny voice to bring to life the gods, goddesses and beasts of the ancient Greek pantheon.

Hound of Hades Press Reviews

A sparky new series ... adventure, friendship and fabulous beasts abound. * The Bookseller * The rumbustious tone is perfect for reading aloud. David Roberts are vigorously zany and both BEAST KEEPER and HOUND OF HADES are fun for myth-mad kids of seven plus * New Statesman * A funny, accessible, adventurous introduction to characters and stories from ancient Greece, starring an endearing hero faced with impossible tasks. * Booktrust * With wonderful black-and-white illustrations by David Roberts, this new series of short adventures is a perfect introduction to Greek mythology and monsters for younger readers. * WRD Magazine * These novels are absolutely brilliant for children who are interested in mythology. The characters have been beautifully depicted and the humorous descriptions would definitely appeal to a young audience. The pictures are wonderful too and capture the characters, especially the beasts, to absolute perfection. Young readers can learn all about the gods and their mythical beasts while enjoying simple yet exciting plotlines. Think 'Percy Jackson' but for a much younger audience. * Armadillo Magazine * Hilarious misadventures * Metro * The series Beasts of Olympus will allow a young audience to delight in the fascinating mythical creatures of Ancient Greece in the same way that Percy Jackson and other favourites have captured the imaginations of older children * Books for Keeps *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848124400
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Lucy Coats
Publisher: Piccadilly Press an imprint of Templar Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 128 pages

About Lucy Coats

Lucy Coats is the author of more than 30 books for readers of all ages, including ATTICUS THE STORYTELLER'S 100 GREEK MYTHS, which was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. She began her storytelling career as a bookseller, editor and journalist, and has been fascinated by myths and legends ever since she can remember. Lucy is a book reviewer and blogger as well as active on social media. She lives in deepest South Northamptonshire with her husband and three unruly dogs. When she is not writing, she cooks, grows vegetables, and sits in her stone circle, looking at the stars. Follow ...

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