Ten years ago, the famous children’s author Rick Riordan, of Percy Jackson fame, published The Lost Hero, the first book in his The Heroes of Olympus series. It was an instant hit. It caused a whole lot of young readers like me to fall in love with Greek and Roman mythology. After The Lost Hero, Riordan wrote four more books in the series, and they are an entertaining account of the various Greek and Roman gods and their children. For Indian readers, it’s interesting to compare these western gods with our own gods and our myths and folklores.
November 2020, volume 44, No 11