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Hermes the Olympian

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Long before words could be written, the stories of the brave Olympians were songs sung and poems told at special gatherings and on feast days. The best of these tales always seemed to include the deeds of our faithful messenger Hermes but somehow he never seemed to get the glory or the credit for it, even when he saved the day. This is a tale of toil, tragedy and temptatio ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published by Createspace (first published December 11th 2011)
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Cindy Borgne
Even before his birth, Hermes can read minds and spirit travel to the astral plane. Here he is attacked by Hades, who tricks him into making a huge mistake that sets off a chain reaction which affects our chance for an afterlife.

Hermes' main quest is to make amends for that big mistake, but despite this daunting task, throughout the story he is sent on one mission after another by his father. Zeus uses the ever capable Hermes to tackle threats to his rule of Olympus, mainly from Hades and the G
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Sarah
(This review may contain spoilers).

I wavered a lot while reading this book. On the one hand, the storyline was interesting and took new and creative turns. On the other... there were an awful lot of errors in the book that kept throwing me out of the story.

I liked the take on the Olympians and the elements of science fiction in the story. This wasn't a book that could fit neatly into a genre - it seemed to touch on all of them. I did like the first person POV, but I kind of thought that Hermes'
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