Best Greek & Roman Myth & Legend Books

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1. A Touch of Malice (Hades X Persephone)

Author: by Scarlett St. Clair
457 pages

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Persephone and Hades are engaged. In retaliation, Demeter summons a snowstorm that cripples New Greece, and refuses to lift the blizzard unless her daughter calls off her engagement. When the Olympians intervene, Persephone finds her future in the hands of ancient gods, and they are divided.

Do they allow Persephone to marry Hades and go to war with Demeter or prohibit their union and take up arms against the God of the Dead? Nothing is certain but the promise of war.

2. The Alchemist

Author: by Paulo Coelho
February 24, 2015

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A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho. Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far differentand far more satisfyingthan he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

3. Gleam (The Plated Prisoner Series Book 3)

Author: by Raven Kennedy
May 31, 2021

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Book 3 of this adult fantasy series continues in this epic story inspired by the myth of King Midas, fae, fated romance, and insurmountable greed.”I don’t choose him.Not anymore. I’m choosing me.”King Midas made me the woman I am today.Notorious.Unattainable.His.

The thing about being confined is that you believe it’s to keep the bad out…. Until you realize it’s about keeping you in. I’m now in a strange kingdom surrounded by liars, with no allies of my own, but I won’t sit idly by and let myself wither.

No, there’s something that’s bloomed from the pit of my repression.Something dark.Something angry. But the last thing I expected was for my anger to call out to him.King Ravinger. He’s sinister and powerful and entirely too seductive.

I’ve learned my lesson with trusting manipulative kings, so why does my chest constrict every time he’s near? I need to tread carefully, or I’m at risk of losing much more than just my freedom. Regret and revenge war inside of me, and I need to figure out a plan fast before I get tangled up in the schemes of kings and queens.

4. Smoke and Mirrors: Short Fictions and Illusions

Author: by Neil Gaiman
March 17, 2009

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The astonishing and impressive first collection of short stories from New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman An elderly widow finds the Holy Grail beneath an old fur coat in a second-hand store … A stray cat fights and refights a nightly battle to protect his adoptive family from an unimagiable evil …

A young couple receives a wedding gift that will reveal a chilling alternate history of their marriage … Beneath a bridge by the railroad tracks, a frightened little boy bargains for his life with a most persistent troll … Such miraculous inventions and more await within Neil Gaiman’s first collection of short fiction, a gift of wonder and delight from one of the most unique literary artists of our day.

In his capable hands, magic is no mere illusion, but a powerful means to reveal the nature of our humanity obscured in the smoke of our fears and anxieties … And reflected in the funhouse mirrors of our dreams.

5. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Author: by Neil Gaiman
William Morrow
June 28, 2011

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The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, soon to be an original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.? Season 2 of Good Omens coming soon!Good Omens … Is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated.

Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization.It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie.Or a heavenly one.Take your pick. Washington PostAccording to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday.

Next Saturday, in fact.Just before dinner. So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demonboth of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyleare not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

6. Assassin: A Dark Epic Fantasy Novel (Darkblade Book 1)

Author: by Andy Peloquin
July 6, 2021

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All in Voramis know the legend of the Hunter.Relentless.Immortal.Death walking. The greatest assassin who ever lived. Pay the master killer his due and the Hunter will execute any target, carry out any contract, no matter how impossible.

But when the Bloody Hand crime syndicate harms the innocents under his protection, they foolishly make an enemy of the one man they can’t afford to anger. The price of the Hunter’s vengeance is highpaid in blood and eternal damnation.

Not even an army of crooks, cutthroats, and demonic creatures of nightmare can stand in his way. He’s far more than just one manhe’s the Keeper-damned Hunter of Voramis.”Darkblade Assassin is a masterful thrill ride that delves deep into the heart and gut-wrenching soul of a killer.” – ML Spencer, Author of Dragon Mage

7. Lovecraft Country: A Novel

Author: by Matt Ruff
Harper Perennial
400 pages

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Now an HBO Series from J.J. Abrams (Executive Producer of Westworld), Misha Green (Creator of Underground) and Jordan Peele (Director of Get Out)The critically acclaimed cult novelist makes visceral the terrors of life in Jim Crow America and its lingering effects in this brilliant and wondrous work of the imagination that melds historical fiction, pulp noir, and Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.Chicago, 1954.

When his father Montrose goes missing, 22-year-old Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle Georgepublisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guideand his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhiteheir to the estate that owned one of Atticus’s ancestorsthey encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours.

At the manor, Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawnled by Samuel Braithwhite and his son Calebwhich has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus.

8. An Encyclopedia of Tolkien: The History and Mythology That Inspired Tolkien's World (Leather-bound Classics)

Author: by David Day
Canterbury Classics
544 pages

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A comprehensive, illustrated guide to the history, lands, and inhabitants of Middle-earth. The fantasy world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth contains a rich assortment of people, cities, and creaturesas well as a deep, intertwined history that spans thousands of years.

In this beautifully illustrated, leather-bound volume, best-selling author and Tolkien scholar David Day presents four decades of research and writing on the lands and inhabitants Middle-earth. Sections of this A-to-Z dictionary are devoted to discussion of the battles, history, beasts, and heroes of Tolkien’s stories, and are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations.

This comprehensive volume on Tolkien’s world also includes an appendix of three primary legends that served as sources for Tolkien’s creationsthe Volsunga saga, the Nibelungenlied, and Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycleand more than 200 black-and-white illustrationsThis work is unofficial and is not authorized by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.

9. Troy: The Greek Myths Reimagined

Author: by Stephen Fry

11 hours and 1 minute

Stephen Fry

June 22, 2021

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In this brilliant conclusion to his best-selling Mythos trilogy, legendary author and actor Stephen Fry retells the tale of the Trojan War. Full of tragic heroes, intoxicating love stories, and the unstoppable force of fate, there is no conflict more iconic than the Trojan War.

Troy is the story of the epic battle retold by Fry with drama, humor, and vivid emotion. Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, Helen, their lovers, and their mortal enemies all burn bright in Fry’s compelling prose. This volume invites you to explore a captivating world with a brilliant storyteller as your guide.

Beloved author: Stephen Fry is an icon whose signature wit and mellifluous style makes this retelling utterly unique. Fans will love hearing his interpretation, whether they are familiar with the original Greek myths or not. Timeless Stories: For fans of Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology, Madeline Miller’s Circe or Song of Achilles, or Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls, this is the perfect next great book.

10. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Pearl; [and] Sir Orfeo

Author: by J.R.R. Tolkien
Del Rey (July 1, 1988)
214 pages

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Three masterpieces of medieval poetry, translated by the author of The Lord of the Rings Comparable to the works of Chaucer, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo weave a bright tapestry of stories from a remote age of chivalry and wizards, knights and holy questsbut unlike The Canterbury Tales, the name of the poet who wrote them is lost to time.

Masterfully translated from the original Middle English by J.R.R. Tolkien, the language of these great poems comes to life for modern readers. At the center of this collection is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a tale as lush and dark as England’s medieval forests.

Mixing romance and adventure, Sir Gawain follows King Arthur’s most noble knight on an adventure of epic enchantment, temptation, and destiny.

11. A Touch of Darkness (1) (Hades & Persephone)

Author: by Scarlett St. Clair
358 pages

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Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist.

Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever.

The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead growsand it’s forbidden.

12. Something Wicked This Way Comes (Greentown Book 2)

Author: by Ray Bradbury
William Morrow Paperbacks
April 23, 2013

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Few American novels written this century have endured in th heart and mind as has this one-Ray Bradbury’s incomparable masterwork of the dark fantastic. A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time.

A calliope’s shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery.

And two inquisitive boys standing precariously on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the satanic raree-show’s smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn all too well the heavy cost of wishes – and the stuff of nightmare.

13. Stardust

Author: by Neil Gaiman

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An enchanting fairy tale by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, full of unexpected adventures, true love, whimsy, wonder, and plenty of magic. Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria Forestereven fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky.

But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that stone barrier, Tristran learns, lies Faerie… And the most exhilarating adventure of the young man’s life.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a tale of the dark and miraculousa quest for true love and the utterly impossible. The book that inspired the hit motion picture starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Sienna Miller, Claire Danes, and Robert DeNiro!

14. Captain's Fury (Codex Alera, Book 4)

Author: by Jim Butcher

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In his acclaimed Codex Alera novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher has created a fascinating world of elemental magic. Now, as enemies become allies, and friends become bitter foes, a danger beyond reckoning looms for all… After two years of bitter conflict with the hordes of invading Canim warriors, Tavi of Calderon, now Captain of the First Aleran Legion, realizes that a peril far greater than the Canim existsthe mysterious threat that drove the savage Canim to flee their homeland.

Tavi proposes attempting an alliance with the Canim against their common foe, but his warnings go unheeded. For the Senate’s newly-appointed military commander has long desired to wipe out the Canim scourge, and their slave allies. Now, Tavi must find a way to overcome centuries-old animosities if an alliance is to be forged, and he must lead his legion in defiance of the law, against friend and foeor none will have a chance of survival…