James Shepherd has collected many well and lesser known tales in this wide-ranging collection. He has chosen different writers’ versions for the stories and this adds to the depth and breadth of the book. I first looked at myths that I knew to see if I enjoyed the re-tellings and I did. I then explored further. In some instances, the language of the story seemed “old fashioned,” which made me feel like I was being told an old and well known story (in a good way). The book is illustrated with paintings that add to each tale. For lovers of mythology, this could well be a good addition to your shelf; it would also be a good introduction for those who have not been exposed to these very human heroes.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher.