Twisted Myths: 20 Classic Stories with a Dark and Dangerous Heart (Hardcover)

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By Maura McHugh, Jane Laurie (Illustrator)
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This collection highlights the darker side of mythology and has absolutely amazing illustrations. And by “amazing” I mean BRUTAL IN THE MOST AWESOME WAY POSSIBLE! Entertaining and informative for mythology buff and, surprisingly, a fantastic coffee table book for the heavy metal fan in your life.


— From Twisted Myths


Readers may be familiar with these traditional tales of gods, demons, and tricksters but they've never heard them like this before Award-winning fantasy author Maura McHugh revisits the popular myths of Loki, Odin, Cupid, and Psyche and others from Greek and Norse mytholog--as well as lesser known fables from Africa, Asia, and the Americas--and gives them a macabre makeover. These gruesome myths of love, treachery, sacrifice and revenge include:

India's birth story of GaneshaThe secret name of Egypt's RaChina's irrepressible Monkey King Japanese Sun Goddess Ameratsu who banishes the night

All 20 terrifying tales are accompanied by stunningly dark illustrations that heighten the mood, and will leave readers thrilled, chilled, and eager for more.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780764166204
ISBN-10: 0764166204
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Pages: 144
Language: English