- Strong character development? No
- Loveable characters? No
- Diverse cast of characters? No
- Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated
I wish I had read this book before reading Percy Jackson. After reading this, I have a much deeper appreciation for the myths of Ancient Greece. This book is a masterpiece and should be read by anyone interested in Greek Mythology. I think this book is a great springboard to do further research into some of the stories, and then reading the classics from which some of the myths are drawn, like the story of Jason in his search for the Golden Fleece which is a classic myth written by Apollonius of Rhodes. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.