Hades and the Helm of Darkness

Hades and the Helm of Darkness

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442452671
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Series: Heroes in Training Series , #3
Pages: 117
Sales rank: 396,039
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 550L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 140 children’s books, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, the New York Times bestselling picture book Mighty Dads (illustrated by James Dean), and Little Red Writing (illustrated by Melissa Sweet). She lives in North Carolina and is online at JoanHolub.com.

Suzanne Williams is the author of over fifty books for children, including the Goddess Girls series, the Heroes in Training series, and the award-winning picture book Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg). She lives outside Seattle, Washington, and is online at Suzanne-Williams.com.

Together, Joan and Suzanne write the Goddess Girls, Thunder Girls, Little Goddess Girls, Heroes in Training, and Grimmtastic Girls series.

Craig Phillips has been creating cover art and drawings for books, comics, and magazines for nearly two decades. He is most at home working on tales about myth and magic. His latest book—Giants, Trolls, Witches, Beasts: Ten Tales from the Deep, Dark Woods—is a 200-page graphic novel about just that! It will be in stores in May 2017. When he is not drawing and writing, he likes to swim in the lakes and walk in the forests and mountains of New Zealand. Visit him at CraigPhillips.com.au.

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Hades and the Helm of Darkness


  • 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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    Hades and the Helm of Darkness 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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