Sunday, July 22, 2012

Manga Review: Olympos [Paperback]



I've finished "Olympos" by Aki.

Product Description

From on high, the gods make sport of the mortals who toil below them. None know the cruelty of these beings better than Ganymede, a beautiful prince who was torn away from his family by the gods' divine hands.

Granted immortality, Ganymede now whiles away his days in an inescapable miniature garden for the amusement of the gods, particularly Apollo. But the gods themselves are no strangers to the boredom of eternal life, and as Ganymede quickly discovers, they will do anything to keep themselves entertained, both at his expense and at one another's ...

Product Details
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Yen Press; Tra edition (June 26, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0316209503
ISBN-13: 978-0316209502


My Review:

The gods like to make sport of the mortals who they think are beneath them.   Ganymede a pretty prince was torn away from his family by Apollo and has been granted immortality.  He's confined in an inescapable miniature garden for the amusement of all the gods especially Apollo.  He soon discovers they would do anything for their entertainment at his expense and one another.

I really enjoyed the part where they gave a history and pictures of the gods involved in the story.  Hades was my favorite character.  Apollo, Ganymede and Hades were portrayed perfectly in this manga and the artwork was great.

3/5

Thanks Hachette Book Group Canada/Yen Press for sending me this manga to review, greatly appreciated!

2 comments:

Kirthi said...

Oh my gosh, the drawings look amazing! I'm totally going to read this when I have the chance :D

Kristin said...

This sounds like a fun manga. I will have to give this a try.
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