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Anthony Horowitz, brings myths and magic back to life in his fascinating Legends series. These books are all about the story of legendary heroes who has saved the world and people from dangerous circumstances, which may lead the world to an end.
Battles and Quests
King Arthur would have been just another king if he was content to just sit at home. And Rome would never have been founded if Remus had won the famous battle instead of his brother. Battles and quests are the lifeblood of mythology, and this collection thrusts readers right into the heart of some of the best (and bloodiest) adventure stories from around the world.
Beasts and Monsters
In the cold, dead eyes of the Banshee, and the hissing, spitting fangs of the Gorgon; in the fiery breath of the dragon and the razor sharp claws of the Sphinx - there is a thirst for blood and a murderous hunger. But it is a time of heroes, and the teeth and claws of these hideous beasts are no match for the lethal blades of such men.
Death and the Underworld
Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell . . .
When life is over, and the conflicted souls of the dead wend their weary way down to the underworld, what do they see? A three-headed dog with slavering jaws, a dark and foreboding river with a skeletal ferryman or simply darkness? Only the very brave or very foolish will venture down into the realm of the afterlife, and they will seldom live to tell the tale .
Heroes and Villains
The battle between good and evil has raged throughout time, in every corner of this world and the next.
The heroes and villains of this ancient conflict are many and varied. Some have fought using their superior strength, and some their wit and cunning. Others would triumph with speed, skill, or sheer determination, but they all had one thing in common: they would fight to the death . . .
Tricks and Transformations
Myths and legends are full of stories of the transformation of humans and animals into other things through the magical intervention of the Gods. From better-known characters like Actaeon, the famous Greek huntsman who was doomed to become a stag forever chased by his own dogs, and Glaucus, the fisherman who became a fish himself, only to fall hopelessly in love with a naiad, to the Japanese tale of the Goddess Amaterasu, who created the first eclipse when she hid herself in a cave and more, this collection proves that all is never what it seems when it comes to the affairs of the Gods.
The Wrath of the Gods
If you're lucky, you might just end up being transformed into a spider, falling hopelessly in love with your reflection or being hunted by your own hounds. And if you're unlucky? Well ... read on...
About the Author
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK. Anthony has written over 40 books including the bestselling teen spy series Alex Rider, which he adapted into a movie that was released worldwide in 2006. The Alex Rider series is estimated to have sold 19 million copies worldwide. Anthony Horowitz is the writer and creator of award-winning drama series Foyle’s War, which was the Winner of the Lew Grade Audience award for BAFTA.
For Ages: 7 - 12 years old
Format: Combined Pack with 2 or more items
Number Of Pages: 860
Published: 1st January 2010
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.0 x 5.6