Riordan Meets Tolkien in Ryan Carriere's Heroes of Atlantis!
Riordan Meets Tolkien in Ryan Carriere's New Release, Heroes of Atlantis!
This is the stuff of legends! If you are like me and love everything from Rick Riordan, then you don't want to miss this epic adventure from author Ryan Carriere.
Set in an alternate prehistory, Carriere delivers something unique while teasing the senses of the reader into believing they are reading something familiar. In particular, a wonderful mixture of something from Riordan and Tolkien.
The adventure follows two unique perspectives and is a mashup of Greek and other mythologies and Atlantis lore. It is a great juxtaposition of stone age meets steampunk in a world filled with legendary creatures and gods.
In Riordan fashion, Carriere reinvents myth and lore, delivering an invigorating story that is sure to please even the most finicky of readers. Moving beyond just story, Carriere, unlike Riordan, also illustrates his novels and invites readers into the world of Heroes of Atlantis.
Greek Mythology was the foundation of western culture and is filled with ancient gods and tragedies!
Greek mythology is the body of myths originally told by the ancient Greeks, and a genre of Ancient Greek folklore. These stories concern the origin and nature of the world, the lives and activities of deities, heroes, and mythological creatures, and the origins and significance of the ancient Greeks' own cult and ritual practices. wikipedia
The Greek myths were initially propagated in an oral-poetic tradition most likely by Minoan and Mycenaean singers starting in the 18th century BC; eventually the myths of the heroes of the Trojan War and its aftermath became part of the oral tradition of Homer's epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Two poems by Homer's near contemporary Hesiod, the Theogony and the Works and Days, contain accounts of the genesis of the world, the succession of divine rulers, the succession of human ages, the origin of human woes, and the origin of sacrificial practices. Myths are also preserved in the Homeric Hymns, in fragments of epic poems of the Epic Cycle, in lyric poems, in the works of the tragedians and comedians of the fifth century BC, in writings of scholars and poets of the Hellenistic Age, and in texts from the time of the Roman Empire by writers such as Plutarch and Pausanias.
Aside from this narrative deposit in ancient Greek literature, pictorial representations of gods, heroes, and mythic episodes featured prominently in ancient vase paintings and the decoration of votive gifts and many other artifacts. Geometric designs on pottery of the eighth century BC depict scenes from the Trojan cycle as well as the adventures of Heracles. In the succeeding Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods, Homeric and various other mythological scenes appear, supplementing the existing literary evidence.
Greek mythology has had an extensive influence on the culture, arts, and literature of Western civilization and remains part of Western heritage and language. Poets and artists from ancient times to the present have derived inspiration from Greek mythology and have discovered contemporary significance and relevance in the themes.
Here is the blurb:
Unlock the secret history of Atlantis...
Before the lost heroes of Olympus, there were the heroes of Atlantis.
A tale as old as time, in the land of gods and monsters, before the legends of Greek mythology, a disabled hero brings a greedy kingdom to its knees.
Before Roeg can fulfill his destiny, the orphan boy must face his fears and sacrifice all he knows to earn his place in the Clan. The only thing stopping him is the past that haunts him and the disability that came with it...
Across the Sea of Atlantis, a hunger for gold and the magic of the Dragon Runes, fuels and evil mage in the Kingdom of Atlantis. After he finds an ancient artifact, he sends his three Rune Hunters to the wilds of the Mainland in search of a powerful Dragon Rune said to grant immortality.
Pressed into service, young Sephonei must learn the basics of Rune Hunting or die trying...
An illustrated adventure, full of Greek and Norse mythology, is sure to be an instant teacher's pick for young readers of all ages!
And this is only book one of a six-book series!