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
    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
    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
    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! ...
  • Stephanie
    Feb 21, 2019
    I love this series. This latest addition does not disappoint. ...
  • Barbara
    Mar 11, 2019
    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...
  • Amanda
    Feb 25, 2019
    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
    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
    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. ...
  • Brenda
    Feb 17, 2019
    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. ...
  • David Marans
    Feb 11, 2019
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  • Kristin
    Feb 08, 2019
    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
    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...
  • Tracey
    Mar 11, 2019
    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...
  • Jenni Frencham
    Sep 19, 2018
    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 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 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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Soobie's scared
    Feb 03, 2019
    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...
  • Rebecca
    Feb 24, 2019
    Good addition to a great series. ...
  • Robert
    Mar 15, 2019
    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...
  • Rummanah (Books in the Spotlight)
    Dec 16, 2018
    I have been a fan of the Olympians graphic novel series and have enjoyed watching the Greek gods and goddesses and their myths come alive. Unfortunately, Hephaistos is my least favorite volume so far. The dialogue which started as polished orators who recounted the rise of the Olympia...
  • Soraya Keiser
    Mar 15, 2019
    I always love these books. Very well done! ...
  • Kelly Bohannan
    Jan 30, 2019
    One of the best in his series! ...
  • Makennah
    Feb 08, 2019
    George O'Connor does it again! ...
  • Sophie_The_Jedi_Knight
    Mar 18, 2019
    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'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
    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
    best one yet ...