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The Trials of Hercules ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Trials of Hercules By Tammie Painter ✍ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In a world where mortals contend with the gods vengeful jealousy, one man must ask himself if he will risk his life to defend the goddess who has done everything to destroy himPerfect for fans of Clas In a world where mortals contend with the gods vengeful jealousy, one man must ask himself if he will risk his life The Trials Epub / to defend the goddess who has done everything to destroy himPerfect for fans of Clash of the Titans, as well as historical fantasy fiction by Madeline Miller, Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, and SJA Turney, comes this page turning series that brings the myths of Ancient Greece to life as you ve never seen them beforeConvicted of three heinous murders, Herc Dion is sentenced to a series of trials that will pit him against formidable monsters, push his physical and mental endurance to the limit, and deliver him to the edge of HadesThroughout these ordeals, Herc endures the brutal cruelty of Hera, the goddess whose hatred of Herc has blinded her to the near ruin of her realm and to plans that will spell the end of her existence Realizing Hera has done everything to ruin him, will Herc risk his own life to protect hers Vividly set in a future Pacific Northwest, this imaginative and absorbing retelling of the legend of Hercules teams with gods and heroes torn between love and jealousy, loyalty and revenge, and rivalry and honorIf you like mythological fantasy fiction full of adventure, romance, heroism, and characters that come to life, you ll love The Trials of HerculesGrab your copy of The Trials of Hercules today to lose yourself in a captivating new world.


10 thoughts on “The Trials of Hercules

  1. Jack Leone Jack Leone says:

    I was given a free ARC edition of this book for an honest review.I always loved Greek mythology and one thing that always annoyed me was that the stories were very short and lacking any details This book took the 12 Labors of Hercules and rehashed them into a wonderful and detailed story.I m against full book summaries in reviews so I will give just some generic information and thought on the book.The story actually takes place in the future rather than the past, something has occurred in our m I was given a free ARC edition of this book for an honest review.I always loved Greek mythology and one thing that always annoyed me was that the stories were very short and lacking any details This book took the 12 Labors of Hercules and rehashed them into a wonderful and detailed story.I m against full book summaries in reviews so I will give just some generic information and thought on the book.The story actually takes place in the future rather than the past, something has occurred in our modern world that brought humanity back to how life was around 500BC, gods and goddesses once again roam the world and modern technology is mostly all extinct There are great allusions regarding the areas of this new world, by the names of the locations you get the sense that this story takes place on the west coast of the United States, I enjoyed trying to figure out which places Herc was traveling to too perform his labors.The characters are all very well written and develop well throughout the book you become very attached to them early on in the story and it is a challenge to put this book down Even the antagonist is a man you develop negative feelings for, but his hubris and cruelness make him a very interesting character.The story can be a slightly graphic at times with sex violence, yet this is what makes a great story in my eyes not being afraid to push the limits and harsh realism.I see this being an amazing series and can t wait for the next book in the series to be released in 2015.I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy, retellings, mythology or just looking for a good read


  2. James James says:

    What a great, fun read I honestly had no idea what to expect when I started reading this novel, but I was quickly drawn in by Ms Painter s easy, inviting style and the genuine, multiple first person narratives It s certainly one of the most entertaining novels I ve read in r cent memory.As a lifelong reader of much of the world s mythology, with a strong preference for Greek and Norse myths, I know the topic fairly well and am impressed with the apparent depth of Ms Painter s knowledge and t What a great, fun read I honestly had no idea what to expect when I started reading this novel, but I was quickly drawn in by Ms Painter s easy, inviting style and the genuine, multiple first person narratives It s certainly one of the most entertaining novels I ve read in r cent memory.As a lifelong reader of much of the world s mythology, with a strong preference for Greek and Norse myths, I know the topic fairly well and am impressed with the apparent depth of Ms Painter s knowledge and the respect for the source mythology she shows in her writing.This is not to say THE TRIALS OF HERCULES is merely a retelling of the standard tales Ms Painter has ingeniously set her work in a post apocalyptic world, specifically, in this novel, the city of Portaceae, formerly Portland, Oregon, USA She stays mostly true to the labors of Heracles, but she infuses the story with occasional mention of the pre apocalypse and even makes use of vestiges of current technology She also includes additional facets of the Heracles mythology into her story, including his freeing of Prometheus and his ascension to Mt Olympus.I don t want to spoil the story, but I will conclude this review by mentioning that this novel is very satisfying, from beginning to end I will be buying additional copies to give to my family as birthday gifts, and I look forward to reading the other books in the series


  3. Katie Harder-schauer Katie Harder-schauer says:

    This book brings Greek Mythology to life, well at least the part about Hercules I was totally captivated, and dreaded the inevitable interruptions of my children I already had a basic understanding on the legend of Hercules there is a kids movie about it after all , but after reading this, I really want to doreading about Hercules and Greek mythology in general I thought the characterizations were great Hercules was ever the strong, honorable hero, even when we weren t sure he was all This book brings Greek Mythology to life, well at least the part about Hercules I was totally captivated, and dreaded the inevitable interruptions of my children I already had a basic understanding on the legend of Hercules there is a kids movie about it after all , but after reading this, I really want to doreading about Hercules and Greek mythology in general I thought the characterizations were great Hercules was ever the strong, honorable hero, even when we weren t sure he was all that honorable Hera s petty jealousy was abundantly clear And Eury was just all around vile I also really liked how it was told in alternating first person, rotating through characters That allowed us to see things through different eyes, but it still all felt very personal It also helped give us a littleinsight into some of the characters personalities I am really looking forward to readingabout the world of Osteria, and would definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good action packed mythical story Copy received in exchange for an honest review


  4. Ken Ken says:

    I received this as a digital download from the author in exchange for an honest review.This story begins with the worst day of Hercules Dion s life And it won t get better for him anytime soon.The Trials of Hercules is a splendid take on the legendary Labors of Hercules, except this Hercules lives in a post apocalyptic northwestern former United States The gods of Olympus have returned to meddle in mortal affairs, as in the days of ancient Greece As Hercules goes through his trials, we do s I received this as a digital download from the author in exchange for an honest review.This story begins with the worst day of Hercules Dion s life And it won t get better for him anytime soon.The Trials of Hercules is a splendid take on the legendary Labors of Hercules, except this Hercules lives in a post apocalyptic northwestern former United States The gods of Olympus have returned to meddle in mortal affairs, as in the days of ancient Greece As Hercules goes through his trials, we do see some modern surprises that would not have appeared in ancient writings, but his labors are very similar to the originals with some fascinating twists.Will Hercules and his friends survive the increasingly blatant attempts to end their lives Will he ever find happiness Ms Painter does an excellent job of keeping the suspense going until the very end.I found this novel to be fascinating and very engaging I enjoyed the suspense, anxiously trying to guess how Hercules would get through each trial I highly recommend this to fans of Greek mythology, alternate history and fantasy in general I look forward to the second book in the Osteria Chronicles


  5. Julie Drucker Julie Drucker says:

    Thank you to author Tammie Painter for the opportunity to read and review this book For anyone who enjoys fantasy or history this is a book for you An outstanding book Very well written, engaging and truly a fun and enjoyable book to read I instantly got caught up into the story and found it hard to put down I can t wait for the next book in this series I can guarantee you that I will be impatiently waiting for the next book I think this book should be rated as one of the top ten books of Thank you to author Tammie Painter for the opportunity to read and review this book For anyone who enjoys fantasy or history this is a book for you An outstanding book Very well written, engaging and truly a fun and enjoyable book to read I instantly got caught up into the story and found it hard to put down I can t wait for the next book in this series I can guarantee you that I will be impatiently waiting for the next book I think this book should be rated as one of the top ten books of the year I can t emphasis enough how good this book was and how much I enjoyed reading it If you are a lover of Greek Mythology you must read this book If this is any indication of Tammie Painters work, you are well on your way to becoming a premier writer Loved this book I normally do not read a bookthan once but, this book was so good I would not hesitate to read it again and again


  6. Mysgydid Mysgydid says:

    I received this book as a free e book from the author in exchange for an honest review, that said, on with the review The Trials of Hercules is a retelling of the Labors of Hercules, with an interesting twist They re set in the future While reading you might think you re reading about the past, considering that the Greek Gods or The Twelve are not only alive and well, but meddling in the affairs of mortals, just like always, but then you read about the Solon of Portacaea wanting to televise I received this book as a free e book from the author in exchange for an honest review, that said, on with the review The Trials of Hercules is a retelling of the Labors of Hercules, with an interesting twist They re set in the future While reading you might think you re reading about the past, considering that the Greek Gods or The Twelve are not only alive and well, but meddling in the affairs of mortals, just like always, but then you read about the Solon of Portacaea wanting to televise a trial or re routing electricity, or taking a train This re telling is, for lack of a better term, a post apocalyptic greek myth Something happened in the time before, referred to only as a time Pre Disaster The gods have settled in the Pacific Northwest of North America If you read closely, you ll be able to interpret where they are Bendia Bend, Oregon Well, you can see for yourself.I went into this book hoping for either a modern translation of the Labors of Hercules, or some kind of interpretation, but I wasn t expecting what I got.A very engrossing, entertaining read I d recommend it to anyone looking for a good read


  7. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I received this book from the author in exchange for my review I m a huge fan of greek mythology and this book holds mostly true to the classic story of Hercules There is a major plot twist in this book however, and that is that it takes place hundreds of years in the future and the Gods of past have managed to take over their rule again The author does a great job retelling and breathing new life into an old classic I must admit when first starting the story I was upset with the liberties t I received this book from the author in exchange for my review I m a huge fan of greek mythology and this book holds mostly true to the classic story of Hercules There is a major plot twist in this book however, and that is that it takes place hundreds of years in the future and the Gods of past have managed to take over their rule again The author does a great job retelling and breathing new life into an old classic I must admit when first starting the story I was upset with the liberties the author did take in remaking the legend, but theI read theI liked it and the harder it was to put it down I genuinely cared about each character and at times felt like I was watching a movie in my head To me that s a good book I would recommend this book to those who like romance, history and mythology


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  9. Brittney Brittney says:

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review Herc Dion is sentenced to death after being found at the scene of a crime that he has committed, although he does not remember committing such crime His sentence is to be buried alive, however at the last minute the ruler of the city of Portaceae Eury, who is also Herc s cousin, gives him the chance to atone for his crimes by completing a series of trials These trials will not be easy and during this time he will I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review Herc Dion is sentenced to death after being found at the scene of a crime that he has committed, although he does not remember committing such crime His sentence is to be buried alive, however at the last minute the ruler of the city of Portaceae Eury, who is also Herc s cousin, gives him the chance to atone for his crimes by completing a series of trials These trials will not be easy and during this time he will face a variety of creatures, and face death on multiple occasions Despite the risks Herc will give it his all, while attempting to deal with the cruelty at the hands of Hera, all in order to protect his beloved city of Portaceae When I read the summary I knew that this book was one that I had to read, a fantasy story with Greek mythology, definitely a book to read So when I was given the opportunity to read and review the book, I jumped at the chance The plot revolves around Herc completing his ten eleven trials, which are similar to the ones Hercules had to complete during his adventures So if you are familiar with those stories you will see some similarities with amodern twist to them In regards to the characters I found some characters that I liked while others I wanted to punch in the face The characters I liked include Herc protagonist , Iolalus Herc s cousin , and Iole a Herene Priestess I found myself rooting for them from the moment they were introduced On the opposite end of the spectrum I absolutely despised Eury, and wished he would meet his end sooner rather than later I also did not care for Hera, not a very nice person, which is not unusual considering she is a goddess and they are not usually known for being reasonable or nice.There was just one thing to keep in mind when reading the book, this is set in the future in a society that resembles ancient Greece I forgot about this fact while reading the book and so I had the mindset that we were back in the past, and was really confused when they began talking about electricity and filming Herc s trials Also there was one sentence in the story that mentions something Pre disaster , and then it is never mentioned again So hopefully this disaster will be addressed in future books Overall I really enjoyed reading this book and I look forward to readingfrom Tammie Painter in the future


  10. Cassandra Scearce Cassandra Scearce says:

    The Trials of Hercules The Osteria Chronicles, 1 is my pick for Reader s Choice Review Of course I am the reader of this piece of fiction I chose The Trials of Hercules by Tammie Painter This is a great author I came across on Goodreads I finished her book shortly after reading it but life has gotten in the way of posting the review So I owe Mrs Painter an apology in the lateness of my review.Tammie Painte The Trials of Hercules The Osteria Chronicles, 1 is my pick for Reader s Choice Review Of course I am the reader of this piece of fiction I chose The Trials of Hercules by Tammie Painter This is a great author I came across on Goodreads I finished her book shortly after reading it but life has gotten in the way of posting the review So I owe Mrs Painter an apology in the lateness of my review.Tammie Painter is a true lover of history and myths I find she has a vast knowledge of Greek Mythology I am a fan of the Gods and Hercules I love movies and TV shows based around this time She is a great story teller who drew me into Hercules and 11 of his labors for the Gods I got to experience her impression of The Nemean Lion, The Lernean Hydra, The Stag of Artemis, The Erymanthian Boar, The Augean Stables, The Stymphalian Birds, The Cretan Bull, The Mares of Diomedes, The Belt of Hippolyta, The Apples of the Hersperides, and Cerberus.I read the book back last month The way she told the story sucked me in It was like watching it on TV in my head I still remember the way she described The Nemean Lion labor And the way Hercules left the boar Just writing this post brings back memories of reading her version of the trials This is a book I would recommend for superhero fans And I m glad it s not the last in the series but the first I will be adding this author to my to read file.The only thing that would have given this book a better score is the cover I don t think it s eye catching enough The reading certainly is inside so I believe they should match With a stronger cover this author could draw inreaders I am glad I got to add it to my read list


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