112 pages, 7.62 × 5.12 × 0.4 in
August 7, 2012
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1442452633
ISBN - 13: 9781442452633
About the Book
After pulling a magical thunderbolt from a stone, 10-year-old Zeus goes on the adventure of a lifetime in this thrilling start to a brand-new series. Illustrations.
Read from the Book
CHAPTER ONE Ten Years Later FLASH! LIGHTNING ZIGZAGGED DOWN from the sky. Crack! It struck a hundred-year-old oak tree and split it in half. A tremendous clap of thunder boomed overhead. “Yikes!” shouted ten-year-old Zeus. He dropped the wooden sword he’d been practicing with. Leaping out of the way of the falling tree trunk, he took off running. He had a feeling the next bolt would be aimed at him. Why? Because he’d been struck by lightning dozens of times already in his short life. A wild wind whipped through his dark hair as he raced for safety. With his heart beating faster than a hummingbird’s wings, Zeus dove through the entrance of a cave. A new lightning bolt struck the dirt just outside it, barely missing his foot. Flash! Boom! The storm raged all around him as he cowered behind a boulder. This cave was his home—the only one he’d ever known. And as far back as he can remember, thunderstorms had been a daily event here in Crete. He was terrified of them. Who wanted to be hit by lightning after all? It tossed you into the air and rattled your brain. He ought to know! But that wasn’t the scariest part. Each time he’d been struck, he’d heard a voice murmuring to him, “You are the one.” What could it mean?Another flash of lightning sliced through the clouds, followed by rumbling thunder. Rain lashed the ground. It flattened the grasses in front of the cave and churned the dirt to mud. But then, as suddenly as it had begun, the thunderstorm moved off. Clouds lifted, the su
From the Publisher
After pulling a magical thunderbolt from a stone, ten-year-old Zeus goes on the adventure of a lifetime in this thrilling start to a brand-new series!
The terrible Titans—merciless giants who enjoy snacking on humans—have dominated the earth and put the world into chaos. But their rule is about to be put to the test as a group of young Olympians discover their powers and prepare to righteously rule the universe....
Ten-year-old Zeus is mystified (and super-annoyed) by the fact that he keeps getting hit by lightening. Every. Single. Year. He also longs for adventure, as he has never been far from the cave where he grew up.
Zeus gets his wish—and a lot more than he bargained for—when he is kidnapped by dangerous, giant Titans! In self-defense, Zeus grabs the first thing he sees—an actual thunderbolt he pulls from a stone that is covered in mysterious markings. Zeus is the only one who can decipher the markings, and sets off on a quest to rescue his fellow Olympians from the evil Cronus. Armed with his trusty thunderbolt (named Bolt, of course), Zeus is on an adventure of a lifetime—and a journey to fulfill his destiny as King of the Gods.
About the Author
Joan Holub is the award-winning author of more than eighty books for children. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Suzanne Williams has written several picture books, including Library Lil, Mommy Doesn’t Know My Name, and My Dog Never Says Please. She is also the author of the Princess Power and Fairy Blossoms series. She lives in Renton, Washington.