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Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes (Percy Jackson and the Olympians companion book)

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Who cut off Medusa's head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy, ( I've had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes ...more
Hardcover, 404 pages
Published August 18th 2015 by Disney - Hyperion Books (first published 2014)
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j.kim Hopefully *wink*
Percy mentioned something about, "Percy Jackson's Really Minor Gods" but he added, "just kidding guys. don't give the publisher any…more
Hopefully *wink*
Percy mentioned something about, "Percy Jackson's Really Minor Gods" but he added, "just kidding guys. don't give the publisher any ideas." or something like that in this book, though. (less)
Serena There isn't a timeline for this one, it's much like Percy retelling Greek myths. I'd read it after Heroes of Olympus series just in case.

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Natalie Monroe
4.5 stars



Come closer, my dear muggles. Sorceress Medea Natalie will share with you her standard potion for a Greek mythology hero story. Very simple recipe, but disastrous to get wrong.

If you're up for brewing the diverse formula, you will require:

-Scorched bones born of incest
-A dash of tragedy juice. The more bitter, the better
-Live monsters. Two or more should suffice. Poisonous fangs and inhuman strength adds to the potency of your potion
-Royalty cream
-An impossible quest egg. Crack it, so
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Melanie
Oct 16, 2014 marked it as to-read
OHHHH YEAH. ITS RELEASING ON PERCY'S BIRTHDAY TOO, MUCH EXCITEMENT.
Isa Cantos (Crónicas de una Merodeadora)
"Es muy duro superar cuando alguien a quien amas muere. Créeme, he perdido algunos buenos amigos. Y, aún así, la mayoría de nosotros aprendemos a seguir adelante. Muchos de nosotros no tenemos opción".

"When somebody you love dies, it's a hard thing to get over. Believe me, I've lost some good friends. Still... most of us learn to keep going. Most of us have no choice".

Creo que nunca encontraré algo más divertido que leer a Rick Riordan contando cómo Perseo derrotó a Medusa, o esa vez en la que A
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Ishi
Nov 10, 2014 marked it as to-read
November 10, 2014

YES!
That's what we want!
PERCY'S POV!!!!!! :D
Anne Goldschrift
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Das ist wahrscheinlich absolute Geschmackssache, aber mir haben die Göttersagen noch ein bisschen besser gefallen als die Heldensagen :)
Ich hoffe sehr, dass er solche Bücher auch aus den anderen Mythenwelten der Welt schreibt :)
Alice
Oct 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Pre-reading

I need this to soothe my pain. My heart hurts from finishing BoO.
samantha  (books-are-my-life20)
i wish percy jackon was my teacher
Mariam
Dec 06, 2014 marked it as to-read
*finds out about Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes*
*whispers* "Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes"
*cue explosion in background*
what in the name of hades?!?!
PERCY JACKSON WILL NEVER DIE
*Looks down at open hand* *confused face*
that's funny... *deadly calm voice* IT. SHOULD. BE. THERE...
i need it now like seriously don't mess with me now rick, we are all in suffering and nostalgia about Percy Jackson
How am i supposed to wait a whole year for this? im not Superwoman!
*Looks behind me* Oh yes, that looks like a
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Nara
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I seriously miss Percy's narration. It's just so genuinely funny (it's kind of hard to believe that the person behind this authentically teenage sounding voice is a 50 year old man haha)

Probably the only bad thing about the book is that it's so damn heavy! My shoulders hurt from holding the book up lol (although admittedly that also could just be because I have zero muscle bulk...)

Ratings
Overall: 10/10
Writing: 5/5
Narrative Voice/Entertainment: 5/5
Illustrations: 5/5
Cover: 5/5
Raoofa Ibrahim
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: myth
what a book!! non-fiction book but with a few fictional details
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In this book Rick or Percy(it's the same :P) will tell us about 12 heroes in their way

1)Perseus: Son of Zeus, best known as the one who killed Medusa
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2)Psyche: being beautiful can be a curse, especially if people starts calling you Aphrodite!
the only way to destroy her in Aprodite's opinion is to make her fall in love with an ugly, filthy man, so Eros will do this job for his mom.
*Beauty and the beast came from this myth
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3)Ph
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Muse-ic ♬
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing

4.5

Rick's books, man!
They never cease to make me laugh!
Some of the sentences are pure funny, while others are simply ridiculous you just have to laugh!
The sarcasm is ever present! He really lays it on thick, but I was cracking up most of the time! So it worked :D

Take some of these chapter titles:
Theseus Slays the Mighty--Oh, Look! A Bunny Rabbit!
Cyrene Punches a Lion (No Actual Lions Were Harmed in the Making of This Myth)
Jason Finds a Rug That Really Ties the Kingdom Together


The chapter titles
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Meret Punk
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars❤
I have always wanted to learn more about Greek heroes..
I loved this book, and the way Percy narrated this book is so.. Percy xD
I love him❤
I just wish there were more heroes in there :( ..
I particularly enjoyed the stories of Eros and Orpheus❤
Malak Ibrahim
THE GREEK GODS ARE ALIVE AND KICKING

and now it's heroes turn

this book talks about 12 great heroes

Perseus son of Zeus

Psyche -mortal (sin of beauty), she is my favorite

Phaethon- son of Helios

Otrera-the founder of the Amazon nation

Deadalus- a skillful craftsman and artist

Theseus

Atlanta

Bellerophon

Cyrene

Orpheus- great poet and musician

Harcules- the boy with 12 labors

Jason- famous for his quest to bring the golden fleece

*Cupid -son of Aphrodite-he wasn't one of the 12 heroes but he has bewitched me
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Darren Hagan
Jul 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was so freaking good!! I was a bit dubious going into it considering I don't know a huge amount of Greek heroes, but the stories were told in such a funny and engaging way that it didn't really matter that I didn't know the heroes. It was literally "laugh out loud" funny.

It was also really educational, and the humour just made it fun to learn. Obviously it's a middle grade series, so Riordan uses a lot of modern references to keep the intended audience interested, such as saying that
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Lynisha Smoot
Oct 19, 2014 marked it as to-read
lucie
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: in-english, 2016
Some legends say that Hera’s breast milk sprayed across the sky und created the Milky Way. I don’t know. That seems like a whole lot of solar systems from just one squirt.

It’s breaking my heart to give only two stars to this book.

I love Percy Jackson, I Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods are one of my favorite books and I am a big fan Rick Riordan because he makes me laugh everytime I read his books BUT Greek Heroes were so boring.

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I put the book down like three times and rather read another book th
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Mira
Reading this took me a while but now I've done it and it was awesome. I personally loved the Greek Gods more but it's because it had more weird and intriguing stuff going on because, well, it focused on the gods. Percy's narrative was great once again, I got a good laugh of all the mentions of modern stuff thrown into the myths. Orpheus playing "Shake It Off" and the gods getting confused of the time period etc. Hilarious! I really liked Percy's mentions of his friends. Annabeth seems to be arou ...more
Abby
Oct 10, 2014 marked it as to-read
EEEEEEK ANOTHER PERCY BOOK THANK GODS IT'S NARRATED BY PERCY
Macarena Yannelli
Oct 30, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-buy
NECESITO ESTE LIBRO ASAP
Neha
Oct 14, 2014 marked it as to-read
OUR FAVORITE HERO RETURNS!!!!!!




What? I'm not talking about Hercules. It's DA PERCY JACKSON IN DA HOUSE!
Carlie K
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would give this book a hundred shining stars if I could!

Informative and funny as always.

A great introduction to Greek Heroes that appeals to every modern reader.

A full review to come.
Ray
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best history books that ever existed and no one can change my mind.

No one ever can tell a story like Percy Jackson does, he can make the lamest events out there seem fun and interesting with one of his snide remarks.

It was really interesting to read about Greek heroes, especially those I've never heard of (probably bc no one can pronounce their names). It was fun, light and hilarious.
I laughed out loud on multiple occasions!

In general, this book had a healthy dose of Percy tha
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Sesana
Oct 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mythology
If anything, I think I may have liked Heroes better than Percy Jackson's Greek Gods. That's more do to subject matter than the writing. The heroes in this book lead very exciting lives, and Riordan gives vivid and very detailed retellings of each. I also appreciated the variety he brought. Sure, no book of mythical Greek heroes would be complete without Theseus, Perseus, Jason and Heracles, and they're all in here. But he also includes Otrera and Cyrene, women I'm fairly certain I'd never heard ...more
Vathna Dany
Not really in the mood to continue this :(
Namratha
Sep 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
A book about Greek mythology, it's testosterone loaded heroes, their bad decisions, scheming villains, incestuous what-have-yous, murderous lovers, gory monsters, gorier death by aforementioned gory monsters and murderous lovers, homicidal farmyard animals and painful prophecies somehow turns into a bundle of laughs when they get the Rick Riordan treatment.

Riordan tells the tales of ancient heroes (and heroines) through the snarky, irreverent voice of our favourite demigod Percy Jackson. And the
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Paige  Bookdragon

Here's my peace offering...

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because as much as I love Uncle Rick and Percy, I just have to stop reading this one. Most of the stories in this book has already been read by yours truly in another book. I love Percy's humor and all that but I just find it boring to read a story in which I know the ending.

Highly recommended to those pipsqueaks who haven't read Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes yet.
Tina ➹ Lost in Fandoms
3.5 golden stars. I enjoyed it. it was good & fun. but not as great as Percy Jackson's adventures itself.
Nicka (Read by Nicka)
MY THOUGHTS:

Another amazing book written by Rick Riordan! This book follows Percy Jackson's retelling of stories about Greek Heroes; Perseus, Atalanta, Hercules, Psyche, Theseus and many more. It was fast paced and I just flew through the pages, every story is told in a very humorous way. Never a dull moment to be honest, I was just laughing the whole time, it was fun to read. Rick Riordan gave the stories a modern touch and I should say that he has done a great job, AGAIN!

Favorite stories:

Psyc
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Vanessa
While reading this book, I couldn't stop comparing it to its companion novel, Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods. I'd never read any of the Percy Jackson or Heroes of Olympus series, nothing at all, and yet I loved how the author treated the gods and greek mythology. It was funny and ironic but also very respectful to it. Here, his style really started annoying me. The author was trying too hard to make things funny and it just made me roll my eyes a couple of times. And I even didn't find myself ...more
Annie
//shelf: my-rick-riordan-collection us hardback, spanish paperback//

Muy a mi pesar le pongo esta puntuación. Pero es que no es la primera vez que me pongo a leerlo y se me ha hecho un poco cuesta arriba.
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“No one should know his entire fate. It's too dangerous and too depressing. Just keep going, do your best, and hope it's good enough. That's all any of us can do.” 35 likes
“You’re probably wondering: why were Medusa’s kids a golden warrior and a winged horse? And how had they been stuck in Medusa’s body all those years?Heck, I dunno. I’m just telling you how it was. You want stuff to make sense, you’re in the wrong universe” 26 likes
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