Hades Speaks! (Hardcover)

A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead (Secrets of the Ancient Gods)

By Vicky Alvear Shecter, J. E. Larson (Illustrator)

Boyds Mills Press, 9781620915981, 128pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2014

List Price: 16.95*
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Hades, god of the dead, welcomes readers on a dangerous tour of his underworld kingdom, filled with monsters, furies, giants, and vampire demons. Along the way, he reveals ancient death rites and sinister curses, tells hair-raising stories, and cracks jokes to die for. With his witty voice and ghoulish sense of humor, Hades is the perfect guide through this fresh and imaginative work of nonfiction that reads like a novel. Includes a glossary, bibliography, and index.

About the Author

Vicky Alvear Shecter is the author of Anubis Speaks! A Guide to the Afterlife by the Egyptian God of the Dead, Cleopatra Rules! The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen, Cleopatra's Moon, and Alexander the Great Rocks the World. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. vickyalvearshecter.com

Jesse E. Larson's work embraces the phantasmagorical and reflects his love of Victorian nonsense, German expressionism, and monster movies. He lives in Rochester, Minnesota.

Praise For Hades Speaks!: A Guide to the Underworld by the Greek God of the Dead (Secrets of the Ancient Gods)

"Hades guides modern readers through the Anciet Greek underworld of the dead. . . a fun introduction that will spark further interest in mythology." --School Library Journal