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The Wrath of the Gods

(Legends #6)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  10 reviews

Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell . . .

When it comes to mixing it up with the Gods, woe be to the man (or woman) who makes them angry. Here is a collection of five stories that demonstrates just how angry those Gods can get. From creative re-tellings of the Greek stories Pandora’s Box, The Judgment of Paris, and Narcissus and Echo, to

Hardcover, 160 pages
Published July 17th 2012 by Kingfisher (first published June 7th 2012)
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Tim Carson
Sep 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Anthony Horowitz is a prolific author and screen writer with dozens of novels to his name and screenwriting credits that take in Midsomer Murders, Foyle’s War and most recently the screen play for the second TinTin movie. His series of children’s books about the teenage spy Alex Rider are hugely popular but I thought I’d try something different and tackle one of his Myths and Legends collection where he brings classic tales to life again. In Wrath of the Gods he retells three Greek legends, one ...more
Shonel Teke
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Next on my list was Anthony Horowitz’ The Wrath of the Gods. And what a rollercoaster ride this was.

So what happens if we anger God? Do we get punished now or later? Is karma really true?

Well, the Gods of yore weren’t patient enough to let karma runs its course. Instead, they took it upon themselves to express their anger, displeasure, and rage in their own special ways. So Hera turned her husband’s lovers into cows (poor Io), his bastard sons into madmen (pity Hercules), and even flung her ow
Not too many stories in this one; 'The Stolen Hammer of Thor' was the standout, particularly Loki. As I was reading, I was picturing him as depicted in Neil Gaiman's Sandman series.
Aug 19, 2012 rated it liked it
By Anthony Horowitz. Grade A.
I am going to start with an extract from the book.
We all have used the word “Echo” sometimes or the other. We all know the meaning but do we know the story or the reason behind it?
The extract is the story of “Echo”.
Echo had distracted Hera by singing – the wife of Zeus and queen of Gods who was not known for her forgiving nature – while Zeus slipped away to enjoy himself with another nymph he had happened to meet and when Hera had found out she’d been furious. She h
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What's in this book:
1. Pandora's Box
2. The Judgment of Paris
3. The Stolen Hammer of Thor
4. The Ten Fingers of Sedna
5. Narcissus
Bonus: how to survive the greek gods

Need to be reminded that these tales came with various versions and Anthony just took one of them.
Aug 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reading-it-again
122 pages of retold myth silliness. And so "memorable" that I've now read it twice. (1/4/2014)
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: josh-wilmot
Wrath of the gods is nerve wracking and shows people of different virtues and powers each god has, they can be helpful or could not and hurt you.
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Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A. Cooper as "The most original and best spy-kids authors of the century." (New York Times). Anthony has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recent ...more

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Legends (6 books)
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  • Heroes and Villains (Legends, #2)
  • Beasts and Monsters (Legends, #3)
  • Death and the Underworld (Legends, #4)
  • Tricks and Transformations (Legends, #5)