Ann Halam, Author . Random/Lamb $16.99 (289p) ISBN 978-0-375-84108-8

Rewriting the myth of Perseus and Andromeda is a formidable task, but Halam (Dr. Franklin's Island ) performs it with seeming ease and tongue-in-cheek humor. Demigod Perseus becomes smitten when Andromeda, a beautiful princess trying to escape her fate of being a human sacrifice, runs away to his island. But before romance can get off the ground, the evil king of Serifos dispatches Perseus to fetch the head of Medusa, the snake-haired monster who can turn men to stone. With some help from supernatural beings, Perseus hopes to accomplish more: save his people from tyranny and rescue Andromeda. Mythology buffs will appreciate the plethora of classical figures, while periodic references to contemporary culture (e.g., a band of rich, rowdy teens are dubbed “the Yacht Club kids”) and occasional slang drive the story home for the target audience without sacrificing its heroic dimensions. Ages 12–up. (June)

Reviewed on: 06/23/2008
Release date: 06/01/2008
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