From the same authors behind the amazing, lovely and just plain awesome Goddess Girls series - Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams - Heroes in Training is a new series that takes a look at what it took for some familiar deities to become the stuff of legend and myths.
The first book is called Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom, and I'm very happy to welcome Ten-year-old Zeus to the blog, since he has graciously agreed to play some This and That with as part of the Heroes in Training Book Tour (click here to check out the previous stops of this tour)
Lets get on with it:
Drums or Guitar? Guitar. But not the electric kind. I have this phobia about anything electric. You would too if you’d been zapped by lightning as many times as I have.
Forest or Beach? Beach. Last time I was in a forest, evil King Cronus tried to eat me. I fixed him though, heh-heh. (But what happened after I threw a thunderbolt down his throat wasn’t pretty.)
Noise or Silence? Silence. I got used to it when I was living in a cave on the island of Crete with only a goat, a bee, and a nymph who didn’t speak for companions. Now Hera and Poseidon drive me crazy with their noisy bickering.
Donuts or Cookies? Either. I’m just happy not to BE the snack.
Science or Sports? Sports. If Ultimate Thunderbolt Hurling was an Olympic event, I’d win the gold!
Evil Mastermind or Superhero? Superhero. Someone’s got to overcome King Cronus and his army of Cronies. Speaking of Evil Masterminds… he’s got that title sewn up!
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About the Book:
Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom (Aug. 7, 2012)
Life on the Greek Island of Crete is megaboring for ten-year-old Zeus. Except for the stormy days when sizzling lightning blots chase him around. He’s been zapped dozens of times! He’d like to escape those pesky electric shocks. And he also longs for adventure.
Zeus gets his wish--and more than he bargained for--when he’s kidnapped by three half-giants—henchmen of the evil King Cronus. After braving a terrifying ship ride, constant threats of becoming snack food, and some oversized, boy-pecking birds, Zeus finds himself in a showdown with an entire army of half-giants. He grabs the first thing he sees to defend himself from a nearby stone—which turns out to be a thunderbolt with a mind of its own! With the help of the annoying Bolt and a talking stone amulet, young Zeus sets off on the adventure of a lifetime: a journey to find his destiny as King of the Gods.