Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

Lore Olympus, Book 1

Synopsis: Experience the propulsive love story of two Greek gods—Hades and Persephone—brought to life with lavish artwork and an irresistible contemporary voice.

Scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love—witness what the gods do after dark in this stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of mythology’s most well-known stories from creator Rachel Smythe. Featuring a brand-new, exclusive short story, Smythe’s original Eisner-nominated web-comic Lore Olympus brings the Greek Pantheon into the modern age with this sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.

This volume collects episodes 1-25 of the #1 WEBTOON comic, Lore Olympus.

Review: I didn’t know this comic at all, but after Gilwen offered it to me, I was very intrigued! And I love mythology, so how could I resist it?

We follow Persephone and Hades. Persephone finds herself for the first time among the other gods on Olympus, after having spent her life on Earth. Everything is different. And when she meets Hades at a party, a man everyone has warned her about, she doesn’t expect to feel a spark.

I really had a good time with this book, which is quite thick and the ending made me really want to find out what happens next. Persephone is endearing in her naivety and freshness, Hades seems very lonely to her, but yet, he also seems to have a big heart too.

I can’t wait to read the next volume!