Hades and the Helm of Darkness

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The Heroes in Training are entering the Underworld—if Hades can conquer his canine fears, that is.

The Underworld usually isn’t really meant to be a fun place—but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus—a snarling, three-headed dog—Hades must conquer his fears and tame the hound so everyone can ...

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Overview

The Heroes in Training are entering the Underworld—if Hades can conquer his canine fears, that is.

The Underworld usually isn’t really meant to be a fun place—but tell that to Hades! He loves the dark and the stinky smell of sulfur. However, there is one thing that Hades is not a fan of: dogs. And when Zeus and his fellow Olympians encounter Cerberus—a snarling, three-headed dog—Hades must conquer his fears and tame the hound so everyone can continue into the Underworld and deposit their Titan prisoner, Oceanus, back where he belongs!

But with magical water that causes forgetfulness, hot beds of lava, and another epic battle with two more Titans standing in their way, will Zeus and his heroes make it out of the Underworld with everyone intact?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442452671
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Series: Heroes in Training Series , #3
  • Pages: 117
  • Sales rank: 89,675
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Holub

Joan Holub is the author of more than 130 books for young readers, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, Zero the Hero, Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers and Swirly Stars, and Shampoodle. She lives in North Carolina. Visit her at JoanHolub.com.

Suzanne Williams is the author of thirty-five books for young readers, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, Library Lil, Ten Naughty Little Monkeys, and the Fairy Blossoms and Princess Power series. She lives near Seattle in Washington State. Visit her at Suzanne-Williams.com.

Craig Phillips is a freelance illustrator working from his studio in the sunny south coast of NSW, Australia. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, SPIN, Boston Magazine, and on numerous book jackets.

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CHAPTER ONE

Stinky River Styx

Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades stood on a hill, gazing downward. A river wound like a snake through the gloomy valley below. It was all that stood between them and their goal—the Underworld.

Zeus sniffed the air, then wrinkled his nose. “P.U.! What is that stinky smell?”

Poseidon pointed toward the valley with the three-pronged end of his trident. “I think it’s that river.”

The river looked brown and sludgy. There was a giant sign by it that read: RIVER STYX.

Maybe the sign was written wrong, thought Zeus. Maybe it should really say: RIVER STINKS!

Hades gazed happily at the river. “What are you guys talking about? I think it’s awesome!”

“You would, weirdo,” said Poseidon. “Well, you know what I think? I think there’s no way I’m going near that river. I think that oracle is crazy.”

Zeus knew he meant Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi. She’d sent them here to the Underworld on a quest. They were supposed to find the Helm of Darkness. Whatever that was. As usual, she hadn’t fully explained. She always seemed to expect them to figure these things out on their own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    Awsam

    Reeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaadddddddd iiiiiiitttttttt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    ZEUS and POSIDEN VS HADES

    WWII was sons of Zeus and Posiden vs sons of Hades

    SEE PERCY JACKSON THE LIGHTING THEIF
    IT SAYS SO

    but I don't belive it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    I would not read this book

    It was not so good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Awesome!

    I think this book will turn out to be a great book.

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