Poseidon: Earth Shaker by George O'Connor

Poseidon. The God of the Ocean, is wrathful as a tidal wave and sullen as the ocean's stormy depths. But he cares tenderly for his children, monstrous though they are. The winged horse Pegasus, the merman Triton, the one-eyed giant Polyphemus, and perhaps the worst of them all, the hero Theseus...Might Poseidon loves his sons.

Woe Betide Those Who Cross the Children of the Ocean God.
This is the story of Poseidon. The god of the Ocean, the earth shaker. Poseidon narrates his story from when he first became the god of the Ocean to his life thereafter. In between you get to know about Poseidon's monstrous children. He narrates the story of his son, the cyclops that Odysseus tricked, and how he made sure Odysseus paid for what he did to his child. He narrates the story of Theseus, the slayer of the Minotaur and the one who left Ariadne (the person who helped him) on an island on her own.

The author's note explained how Poseidon was hard to get to know and I could see that in his story since it really only talked about how he became who he is, a competition with Athena, and a story about him trying to overthrow Zeus. Most of the story seemed to revolve around his children. Poseidon's narration added great depth to his story. I thought O'Connor did a great job with Poseidon's perspective and voice. I particularly liked the ending which allowed the story to come full circle by connecting to how the story had begun. The only negative I could think of is the battle with Zeus, it transitioned nicely into another part of Poseidon's life but didn't actually have a resolution with what happened between him and Zeus.

Poseidon: Earth Shaker is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about Poseidon and his children. With a great narration, O'Connor brings Poseidon's story back to life.

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  1. Ooh! This looks good. I will definitely have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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