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The Crown of Zeus (The Library of Athena #1)

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Which is worse: Having to start life over, or being eaten by a Minotaur? The Library of Athena, Book One Thirteen-year-old Megan Montgomery s world is falling apart. Her father s promotion means leaving her whole life in New York behind. She finds herself transplanted to a huge, lonely manor house in the English countryside, with no one for company but the distant staff. H ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by Samhain Publishing (first published February 19th 2008)
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Michael Offutt
Sep 19, 2011 Michael Offutt rated it really liked it
What Ms. Norris has created in these books reminds me of the Librarian movies that star Noah Wylie. The only difference is that we have a young protagonist and young sidekicks and the setting is British instead of American. Fair enough.

As I finished the book I thought to myself that this thing could potentially go on for as long as the writer wanted to milk the franchise. She's got it set up so that there's a magical library and hidden within the pages of magical books are magical objects of gre
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Jan 09, 2009 Bitten_by_Books rated it really liked it
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A move to England ends life as teenager Megan knows it. Uprooted from all that is familiar she struggles to find her feet. Living in the local haunted house invites curiosity and then friendship with a group of girls from school...

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Jamie S.
May 06, 2011 Jamie S. rated it really liked it
The cover looks a bit immature, but the book itself is really good, as is its sequels. This one probably appeals to the widest audience as it deals with Greek mythology, and the others follow different myths that are (perhaps) less familiar to people. Still, they are all easy to follow, so even with no prior knowledge in the mythology, you can still have a good read!
Shannon McGee
Jan 11, 2009 Shannon McGee rated it really liked it
The book is action packed and flows pretty smoothly. Megan and her friends are thrown quickly into a world of adventure. I like that it was about mythology, but I'm more interested in what the other books in the series will be like because a lot of people have done the Greek theme, and those other books promise to explore less traveled territory.

I am giving this 4 stars. Not five because in some places it rushed the scenes together a little. If I could I would give 4.5 stars. Overall the adventu
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Danielle
Feb 13, 2009 Danielle rated it it was amazing
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While this is definitely and clearly a novel meant for younger readers that in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the book. The characters were well-developed, the concept interesting and original, and the mythology well incorporated. Just waiting for the Ankh of Isis now!
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Also wrote this book. It's very good, so I give myself four stars. :)
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Christine Norris is the author of several works for children and adults, including the Library of Athena series and the Zandria duology. When she’s not out saving the world one story at a time, she is disguised as a mild mannered substitute teacher, mother, and wife. She cares for her family of one husband-creature, a son-animal, and two felines who function as Guardian of the Bathtub and Official ...more
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