“Ares: Bringer of War (Olympians)” is a captivating graphic novel and the newest book of the series by author George O’Connor about the Trojan War thousands of years ago. Interested in Greek Mythology? This is your book. Seeing the battle from Ares’ point of view gives the reader a whole new perspective of the God.
The book begins when Ares, the God of War, son of Zeus and Hera, joins his family on Mount Olympus where a duel between heroes is beginning. When the Gods take pity on one hero after another, troubles begin for the Gods leading to battles between the Olympians. The two war Gods, Ares and Athena, rival. Athena believes wits are better for war, while Ares believes brute force is better. The story ends when Ares, after being aimed by a spear in battle, finds out his father likes him the least. He realizes he has too much of his father in him.
The war is the thing that started the Gods’ rage. But this war is the type that some God in particular loves, that he can’t do anything but join in…that is Ares, The God of War.
O’Connor, is a talented writer who puts emotion into his writing to really picture the scenes. I really enjoyed this quick read, and its graphics were well done. Every time the Gods’ step in it adds a new twist or turn the story that makes me want to read more. It is a very good book for ages ten and up. If you like action-packed graphic novels, this is your read!