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Lore Olympus: Volume Three by Rachel Smythe


Lore Olympus: Volume Three

by Rachel Smythe

Published by Random House Worlds

Episodes 50-75 of Lore Olympus


"It is natural for a King to be curious about his future Queen. . . ."


All of Olympus--and the Underworld--are talking about the God of the Dead and the sprightly daughter of Demeter. But despite the rumors of their romance, Hades and Persephone have plenty to navigate on their own.


Since coming to Olympus, Persephone has struggled to be the perfect maiden goddess. Her attraction to Hades has only complicated the intense burden of the gods' expectations. And after Apollo's assault, Persephone fears she can no longer bury the intense feelings of hurt and love that she's worked so hard to hide.


As Persephone contemplates her future, Hades struggles with his past, falling back into toxic habits in Minthe's easy embrace. With all the mounting pressure and expectations--of their family, friends, and enemies--both Hades and Persephone tell themselves to deny their deepest desires, but the pull between them is too tempting, too magnetic. It's fate.


This full-color edition of Smythe's original Eisner-nominated webcomic Lore Olympus brings Greek mythology into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.

This volume collects episodes 50-75 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.

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I am so happy we get this wonderful story on our bookshelves. Yes, I know I can read them for free on the WebToon app anytime I please. And I love that. But I also ADORE displaying Rachel Smythe's beautiful art and story on my bookshelf.

Rachel Smythe doesn't disappoint in these next chapters in Lore Olympus. Each new addition to this series is equal parts riveting, heartwarming, heartbreaking, humorous, sweet, and oddly ... real. I think that is one of the things I appreciate the most about this series as a whole. While we are dealing with mythological beings - Gods and Goddesses mainly - each character feels like someone you do, or could know. The situations these characters find themselves in are situations that occur every day in our world. And I appreciate that. While they do have powers, its not the most important part of their characters. How Rachel Smythe manages to get SO much character depth in such a small amount of words, and through her gorgeous art, will forever impress me.


While not everyone loves Rachel's unique artistic spin on these stories, I find myself in love with them. The colors enhance the personalities of these characters, and make them really stand out on the page. Rachel is also really good with drawing out emotion. There are no words needed to know what a character is feeling, or thinking much of the time. It sets the tone, and I appreciate that - especially as someone who doesn't typically read graphic novels.


Lore Olympus never disappoints, and honestly, you can't beat these stunning editions on your bookshelf. If you haven't read Lore Olympus yet, I implore you: download the Webtoon's app, and read it. At over 200 chapters and going, this slow burn is nothing but wonderful.































 

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