The Arms of Hercules

by Fred Saberhagen
Release date: 2000
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy

Continuing BOOK OF THE GODS, the series that kicked off with THE FACE OF APOLLO and ARIADNE'S WEB, New York Times – best selling author Fred Saberhagen (The BERSERKER Series) again puts his own twist on Greek mythology in Book III, THE ARMS OF HERCULES.

Hercules is the son of the nearly omnipotent Zeus, King of the Gods, and of a human mother whose beauty sparked the great god's lust. The arms of Hercules look no more muscular than those of many other men – but his father was the greatest god in the entire world. Hercules, the son of Zeus, has crushed monsters, giants, and legendary warriors in combat.

Until one challenge remains: the harrowing underworld, the one place where strength does not matter. Hercules is pitted against the greatest monsters that classical literature and Saberhagen's vivid imagination could create and his struggle comes to life in his fight to the death, against Death itself.

(updated 2010-09-07)

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