Tricks and Transformations
By Anthony Horowitz
(Kingfisher, Hardcover, 9780753465455, 160pp.)
Publication Date: July 17, 2012
Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell . . .
Myths and legends are full of stories of the transformation of humans and animals into other things through the magical intervention of the Gods. From better-known characters like Actaeon, the famous Greek huntsman who was doomed to become a stag forever chased by his own dogs, and Glaucus, the fisherman who became a fish himself, only to fall hopelessly in love with a naiad, to the Japanese tale of the Goddess Amaterasu, who created the first eclipse when she hid herself in a cave and more, this collection proves that all is never what it seems when it comes to the affairs of the Gods.
Anthony Horowitz is a prolific writer for film, theatre and television, but he is best loved for his brilliant children's stories, which include the internationally best-selling series about teenage MI6 agent Alex Rider. He lives in London and has two teenage sons.