Hephaistos: God of Fire

Hephaistos: God of Fire

Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating beautiful objects from a very young age. Despite his rejection from Olympus, he swallowed his anger and spent his days perfecting his craft. His exquisitely forged gifts and weapons earned him back his seat in the heavens Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephais...

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Title:Hephaistos: God of Fire
Author:George O'Connor
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:Olympians: Hephaistos: God of Fire
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:77 pages pages

Hephaistos: God of Fire Reviews

  • Kirsten
    Jan 31, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

    I've been waiting for this one for about three years, so maybe that's skewed my expectations a little. This is as solid as the others, don't get me wrong - I l o v e George's art and his narrative ability; he's so much more respectful of Greek religion than most other contemporary writ...

    The final title in the Olympians series?these books are a great way to experience the Greek Gods & Goddesses. Each of the 11 titles focuses on a god or goddess and tells the most important, revealing stories about them. Besides getting to know Hephaistos, God of Fire, the reader ...

    Still a big fan of this series! I especially like the structure here, going back and forth between Hephaistos and Prometheus. ...

  • Kris Springer
    Jan 29, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

    I've been waiting for this one for about three years, so maybe that's skewed my expectations a little. This is as solid as the others, don't get me wrong - I l o v e George's art and his narrative ability; he's so much more respectful of Greek religion than most other contemporary writ...

    The final title in the Olympians series?these books are a great way to experience the Greek Gods & Goddesses. Each of the 11 titles focuses on a god or goddess and tells the most important, revealing stories about them. Besides getting to know Hephaistos, God of Fire, the reader ...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 30, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

    I've been waiting for this one for about three years, so maybe that's skewed my expectations a little. This is as solid as the others, don't get me wrong - I l o v e George's art and his narrative ability; he's so much more respectful of Greek religion than most other contemporary writ...

    The final title in the Olympians series?these books are a great way to experience the Greek Gods & Goddesses. Each of the 11 titles focuses on a god or goddess and tells the most important, revealing stories about them. Besides getting to know Hephaistos, God of Fire, the reader ...

    Still a big fan of this series! I especially like the structure here, going back and forth between Hephaistos and Prometheus. ...

    Hephaistos wasn?t born pretty. In fact, he was quite deformed. So, Hera and Zeus threw him off Mount Olympus as a baby. Because of this, his resentment for the other Gods was always strong, but deep down he just wanted to find a place back on Mount Olympus. While he does find his way...

    The pacing seemed off at times and some of the dialogue was too modern sounding for my tastes. However, I did like that they addressed Hephaestus? crappy upbringing and life and how he dealt (very well) with his anger and shame. I would have liked a deeper dive at times. Also, as alw...

    Not one of the better volumes in the series. Like Hera's installment, it spends more time profiling other characters than the title character and the word balloons and text boxes are much larger than then they need to be, clogging panels with lots of extra white space in a poor attempt...

    This series is a good balance between appropriate for younger readers, without watering down the real mythology. The author also talks about the many different (sometimes contradictory) versions of the myths that exist, which is unusual in a book for kids. ...

    Olympians is always solid & Hephaistos is no different. I always enjoy the spins O'Conner adds, like framing with Prometheus or having Hephaistos demand a divorce, it's the tiny modern spin that makes the characters pleasantly human. Very worth the read if you're a fan of the serie...

    I continue to love this series, and how O?Connor weaves many ?secondary? characters into the stories. Prometheus was the hero of this volume, although Hephaistos gets his full due. ...

    Of all of the OLYMPIANS graphic novels, this one feels more like a modern story, as opposed to a retelling of the myth. This isn?t a bad thing! ...

  • Barbara
    Mar 11, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

  • Kara
    Apr 20, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

  • Amanda
    Feb 25, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

  • Alicia
    Feb 27, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

  • Ron
    Mar 08, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

  • Heather
    Apr 23, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

    I've been waiting for this one for about three years, so maybe that's skewed my expectations a little. This is as solid as the others, don't get me wrong - I l o v e George's art and his narrative ability; he's so much more respectful of Greek religion than most other contemporary writ...

    The final title in the Olympians series?these books are a great way to experience the Greek Gods & Goddesses. Each of the 11 titles focuses on a god or goddess and tells the most important, revealing stories about them. Besides getting to know Hephaistos, God of Fire, the reader ...

    Still a big fan of this series! I especially like the structure here, going back and forth between Hephaistos and Prometheus. ...

    Hephaistos wasn?t born pretty. In fact, he was quite deformed. So, Hera and Zeus threw him off Mount Olympus as a baby. Because of this, his resentment for the other Gods was always strong, but deep down he just wanted to find a place back on Mount Olympus. While he does find his way...

    The pacing seemed off at times and some of the dialogue was too modern sounding for my tastes. However, I did like that they addressed Hephaestus? crappy upbringing and life and how he dealt (very well) with his anger and shame. I would have liked a deeper dive at times. Also, as alw...

    Not one of the better volumes in the series. Like Hera's installment, it spends more time profiling other characters than the title character and the word balloons and text boxes are much larger than then they need to be, clogging panels with lots of extra white space in a poor attempt...

    This series is a good balance between appropriate for younger readers, without watering down the real mythology. The author also talks about the many different (sometimes contradictory) versions of the myths that exist, which is unusual in a book for kids. ...

  • Brenda
    Feb 17, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

  • Kristin
    Feb 08, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

    I've been waiting for this one for about three years, so maybe that's skewed my expectations a little. This is as solid as the others, don't get me wrong - I l o v e George's art and his narrative ability; he's so much more respectful of Greek religion than most other contemporary writ...

    The final title in the Olympians series?these books are a great way to experience the Greek Gods & Goddesses. Each of the 11 titles focuses on a god or goddess and tells the most important, revealing stories about them. Besides getting to know Hephaistos, God of Fire, the reader ...

    Still a big fan of this series! I especially like the structure here, going back and forth between Hephaistos and Prometheus. ...

    Hephaistos wasn?t born pretty. In fact, he was quite deformed. So, Hera and Zeus threw him off Mount Olympus as a baby. Because of this, his resentment for the other Gods was always strong, but deep down he just wanted to find a place back on Mount Olympus. While he does find his way...

    The pacing seemed off at times and some of the dialogue was too modern sounding for my tastes. However, I did like that they addressed Hephaestus? crappy upbringing and life and how he dealt (very well) with his anger and shame. I would have liked a deeper dive at times. Also, as alw...

    Not one of the better volumes in the series. Like Hera's installment, it spends more time profiling other characters than the title character and the word balloons and text boxes are much larger than then they need to be, clogging panels with lots of extra white space in a poor attempt...

  • Katie Robinson
    Feb 06, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

    I've been waiting for this one for about three years, so maybe that's skewed my expectations a little. This is as solid as the others, don't get me wrong - I l o v e George's art and his narrative ability; he's so much more respectful of Greek religion than most other contemporary writ...

    The final title in the Olympians series?these books are a great way to experience the Greek Gods & Goddesses. Each of the 11 titles focuses on a god or goddess and tells the most important, revealing stories about them. Besides getting to know Hephaistos, God of Fire, the reader ...

    Still a big fan of this series! I especially like the structure here, going back and forth between Hephaistos and Prometheus. ...

    Hephaistos wasn?t born pretty. In fact, he was quite deformed. So, Hera and Zeus threw him off Mount Olympus as a baby. Because of this, his resentment for the other Gods was always strong, but deep down he just wanted to find a place back on Mount Olympus. While he does find his way...

    The pacing seemed off at times and some of the dialogue was too modern sounding for my tastes. However, I did like that they addressed Hephaestus? crappy upbringing and life and how he dealt (very well) with his anger and shame. I would have liked a deeper dive at times. Also, as alw...

  • Darcy Roar
    Apr 08, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

    I've been waiting for this one for about three years, so maybe that's skewed my expectations a little. This is as solid as the others, don't get me wrong - I l o v e George's art and his narrative ability; he's so much more respectful of Greek religion than most other contemporary writ...

    The final title in the Olympians series?these books are a great way to experience the Greek Gods & Goddesses. Each of the 11 titles focuses on a god or goddess and tells the most important, revealing stories about them. Besides getting to know Hephaistos, God of Fire, the reader ...

    Still a big fan of this series! I especially like the structure here, going back and forth between Hephaistos and Prometheus. ...

    Hephaistos wasn?t born pretty. In fact, he was quite deformed. So, Hera and Zeus threw him off Mount Olympus as a baby. Because of this, his resentment for the other Gods was always strong, but deep down he just wanted to find a place back on Mount Olympus. While he does find his way...

    The pacing seemed off at times and some of the dialogue was too modern sounding for my tastes. However, I did like that they addressed Hephaestus? crappy upbringing and life and how he dealt (very well) with his anger and shame. I would have liked a deeper dive at times. Also, as alw...

    Not one of the better volumes in the series. Like Hera's installment, it spends more time profiling other characters than the title character and the word balloons and text boxes are much larger than then they need to be, clogging panels with lots of extra white space in a poor attempt...

    This series is a good balance between appropriate for younger readers, without watering down the real mythology. The author also talks about the many different (sometimes contradictory) versions of the myths that exist, which is unusual in a book for kids. ...

    Olympians is always solid & Hephaistos is no different. I always enjoy the spins O'Conner adds, like framing with Prometheus or having Hephaistos demand a divorce, it's the tiny modern spin that makes the characters pleasantly human. Very worth the read if you're a fan of the serie...

  • Tracey
    Mar 11, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

  • Jody Seim Timmins
    Mar 25, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

    I've been waiting for this one for about three years, so maybe that's skewed my expectations a little. This is as solid as the others, don't get me wrong - I l o v e George's art and his narrative ability; he's so much more respectful of Greek religion than most other contemporary writ...

    The final title in the Olympians series?these books are a great way to experience the Greek Gods & Goddesses. Each of the 11 titles focuses on a god or goddess and tells the most important, revealing stories about them. Besides getting to know Hephaistos, God of Fire, the reader ...

    Still a big fan of this series! I especially like the structure here, going back and forth between Hephaistos and Prometheus. ...

    Hephaistos wasn?t born pretty. In fact, he was quite deformed. So, Hera and Zeus threw him off Mount Olympus as a baby. Because of this, his resentment for the other Gods was always strong, but deep down he just wanted to find a place back on Mount Olympus. While he does find his way...

    The pacing seemed off at times and some of the dialogue was too modern sounding for my tastes. However, I did like that they addressed Hephaestus? crappy upbringing and life and how he dealt (very well) with his anger and shame. I would have liked a deeper dive at times. Also, as alw...

    Not one of the better volumes in the series. Like Hera's installment, it spends more time profiling other characters than the title character and the word balloons and text boxes are much larger than then they need to be, clogging panels with lots of extra white space in a poor attempt...

    This series is a good balance between appropriate for younger readers, without watering down the real mythology. The author also talks about the many different (sometimes contradictory) versions of the myths that exist, which is unusual in a book for kids. ...

    Olympians is always solid & Hephaistos is no different. I always enjoy the spins O'Conner adds, like framing with Prometheus or having Hephaistos demand a divorce, it's the tiny modern spin that makes the characters pleasantly human. Very worth the read if you're a fan of the serie...

    I continue to love this series, and how O?Connor weaves many ?secondary? characters into the stories. Prometheus was the hero of this volume, although Hephaistos gets his full due. ...

  • Jenni Frencham
    Sep 19, 2018

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

  • Ashley Owens
    Aug 23, 2018

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

  • Janet
    Sep 04, 2018

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

  • Morgan
    Mar 11, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

  • Deborah
    Feb 24, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

  • Becky B
    Jan 21, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

  • Calista
    Mar 22, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

  • Soobie's scared
    Feb 03, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

  • Alicia
    May 01, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

    I've been waiting for this one for about three years, so maybe that's skewed my expectations a little. This is as solid as the others, don't get me wrong - I l o v e George's art and his narrative ability; he's so much more respectful of Greek religion than most other contemporary writ...

    The final title in the Olympians series?these books are a great way to experience the Greek Gods & Goddesses. Each of the 11 titles focuses on a god or goddess and tells the most important, revealing stories about them. Besides getting to know Hephaistos, God of Fire, the reader ...

    Still a big fan of this series! I especially like the structure here, going back and forth between Hephaistos and Prometheus. ...

    Hephaistos wasn?t born pretty. In fact, he was quite deformed. So, Hera and Zeus threw him off Mount Olympus as a baby. Because of this, his resentment for the other Gods was always strong, but deep down he just wanted to find a place back on Mount Olympus. While he does find his way...

  • Robert
    Mar 15, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

  • Makennah
    Feb 08, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

    I've been waiting for this one for about three years, so maybe that's skewed my expectations a little. This is as solid as the others, don't get me wrong - I l o v e George's art and his narrative ability; he's so much more respectful of Greek religion than most other contemporary writ...

    The final title in the Olympians series?these books are a great way to experience the Greek Gods & Goddesses. Each of the 11 titles focuses on a god or goddess and tells the most important, revealing stories about them. Besides getting to know Hephaistos, God of Fire, the reader ...

    Still a big fan of this series! I especially like the structure here, going back and forth between Hephaistos and Prometheus. ...

    Hephaistos wasn?t born pretty. In fact, he was quite deformed. So, Hera and Zeus threw him off Mount Olympus as a baby. Because of this, his resentment for the other Gods was always strong, but deep down he just wanted to find a place back on Mount Olympus. While he does find his way...

    The pacing seemed off at times and some of the dialogue was too modern sounding for my tastes. However, I did like that they addressed Hephaestus? crappy upbringing and life and how he dealt (very well) with his anger and shame. I would have liked a deeper dive at times. Also, as alw...

    Not one of the better volumes in the series. Like Hera's installment, it spends more time profiling other characters than the title character and the word balloons and text boxes are much larger than then they need to be, clogging panels with lots of extra white space in a poor attempt...

    This series is a good balance between appropriate for younger readers, without watering down the real mythology. The author also talks about the many different (sometimes contradictory) versions of the myths that exist, which is unusual in a book for kids. ...

    Olympians is always solid & Hephaistos is no different. I always enjoy the spins O'Conner adds, like framing with Prometheus or having Hephaistos demand a divorce, it's the tiny modern spin that makes the characters pleasantly human. Very worth the read if you're a fan of the serie...

    I continue to love this series, and how O?Connor weaves many ?secondary? characters into the stories. Prometheus was the hero of this volume, although Hephaistos gets his full due. ...

    Of all of the OLYMPIANS graphic novels, this one feels more like a modern story, as opposed to a retelling of the myth. This isn?t a bad thing! ...

    George O'Connor does it again! ...

  • Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight
    Mar 18, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

  • Nikki
    Jan 25, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

    Excellent of course. Impressive because Hephaistos (Hephaestus) is usually characterized as the Eeyore of the Olympians, but O'Connor manages to show how the story can be interpreted to make him the master of his own destiny (and his parents somewhat bumbling fools). Very cool intertwi...

    I will really miss this series. These volumes have great stories but the back matter is pure gold. The notes particularly are tiny slices into O'Connor's process and research and I adore them. The art is also, always fantastic. Highly recommend. ...

    A terrific (maybe) end to a great series that share mythology in graphic novel format. They connect kids to Percy Jackson and to cultural references they'll need for understanding in the future. One of my favorite in the series. ...

    O'Connor, George. Hephaistos: God of Fire. First Second, 2019. This eleventh installment in George O'Connor's Olympians series focuses on Hephaistos, with a side plot surrounding the story of Prometheus. Full-color illustrations draw the eye to the page, and the action-filled plot w...

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Thrown from Mount Olympus as a newborn and caught by Thetis and Eurynome, who raised him on the island of Lemnos, Hephaistos had an aptitude for creating...

    I'd never have thought I would like it this much: this is acutally the only 4-star rating I've ever given to O'Connor's. Hephaistos's never been of one my favorite god but the author managed to bring a new side of him to light. He never gives up. He's got a bit of a temper but it o...

    I've been waiting for this one for about three years, so maybe that's skewed my expectations a little. This is as solid as the others, don't get me wrong - I l o v e George's art and his narrative ability; he's so much more respectful of Greek religion than most other contemporary writ...

  • Tom McDonald
    Feb 16, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...

    This series is really a fun read. I love the artwork and learning about the Greek gods. Hephaistos is usually the butt of the joke but I really sympathized with his story. He's just a guy trying to make the best of it. He keeps the peace with his parents and is a good husband to Aphrod...

    It?s time to get to know Hephaistos, son of Zeus and Hera, rejected by Hera but then accepted back to Mount Olympus when his family realized his crafty skills were highly desirable. He shares ups and downs of his life while fixing Prometheus to a rock as punishment for upsetting Zeus...

    I LOVE THESE BOOKS SO MUCH For my thoughts on the series as a whole, check out my review on Hermes: Tales of the Trickster. On this book, however... Again, I LOVED IT. How is it O'Connor always has at least one story I've never heard of? When I was nine I would've claimed I kn...

    Yay! My favorite of the Greek gods finally gets his book! And oh my, how human is his story as he struggles to impress the people who rejected him. The story of Prometheus is used as the frame story, and makes a good point of how mixed up Hephaestus is in that particular story. Loved...

    O?Connor?s series on the Olympians looks to be closing strong with this penultimate entry. The author takes full advantage of all the character development over the preceding 10 volumes and has the ?main cast? interact delightfully, including a cheeky introduction of the debauc...

    I'd give this one a 3.5, and I'm sad to see this series coming to an end. As another reviewer remarked, if nothing else, this graphic novel about the God of Fire highlights just how messed up the family dynamics were in Mount Olympus as Zeus dallies with woman after woman and Hera cont...

    O'Connor combines the story of Hephaistos with Prometheus in this volume about the Olympians. The art work over this series has improved as has the storytelling. If you like this series, you will enjoy this volume. ...

    GIVE ME ALL THE BOOKS. I hope O'Connor has another topic lined up of graphic novels because I will read them all too. I loved two things-- first the story and illustration again are spot-on and delightfully tragic and imaginative. Second, I love that I got to finish it and walk it over...

    In the penultimate installment from the Olympian series, we are now at a point where officially, we are tying loose ends. Hephaistos, like Hermes from Olympians 10, is a character who has been around since the very beginning of the series, but unlike the Trickster, the Blacksmith god h...

  • Neil
    Feb 11, 2019

    I thought this story was excellent. I have loved this series so much and this was an excellent story of Hephaistos, one of the less popular gods. I haven't really heard many stories with a focus on him and this does a great job giving him an arc and connecting him to other stories. I l...

    I received an electronic ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. I honestly learned more in this volume than I have for a long time. This is definitely in the top 3 favorite of this series for me. I really liked hearing about Hephaestus' story, I knew basically nothing...

    Another good volume. Hephaistos isn't my favorite, but I like him a lot more now. I have a soft spot for the underdogs. I love how the author admits his writing and art has improved since he started these...I agree. Still the best mythology comics out there. It sounds like volume 12 mi...

    best one yet ...