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What if Hercules wasn’t the hero everyone thought he was?

His daughter, Lyssa, knows just how cruel he can be. But she has left that life behind, and now her battered smugglers ship, the Alastor, flies under everyone’s radar - just how she likes it.

The Gods have a different plan for her though. They’re about to break one of their only rules and grant a worthy hero a chance to win the ultimate prize - immortality. And Lyssa and Hercules are two of the lucky heroes offered the chance to compete.

Twelve gods, 12 realms, 12 trials. And for Lyssa, they’re about so much more than an eternal life. They’re about facing the monster from her past and stopping him from becoming truly untouchable.

She never wanted to let the world know that she inherited some of her father’s immense power. But maybe it’s time to show them all. How else can she compete with giants, centaurs, demigods, monsters, warriors, and the strongest man in Olympus?

You’ve never heard Greek mythology like this before....

©2019 Eliza Raine (P)2019 Eliza Raine

What listeners say about Skies of Olympus: Books One, Two & Three

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Too much

Personally, I felt there was just too much going on. I quite enjoy Greek mythology, so I was really excited to listen to this book. Greek mythology is quite complex already between all the gods, monsters, heroes, etc. adding vampires and other mythical creatures muddies the beauty of Greek mythology. I would compare it to adding witches to a story about dinosaurs. It’s just too much and doesn’t make sense.

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Hidden gem of a series!

I love Greek Mythology and I love retelling of classic tales, but only if they’re done well. This book does that. It’s a new twist on Hercules’s Trials. The author weaves a wonderful story that keeps you coming back for more. The narrator is fantastic as well and really breaths life into the story. Can’t wait for the rest.

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Skies of Olympus

This is a fantastic series. That takes you into a different world, its fast paced and action packed. The Author really brings these characters to life on these pages. And makes it feel so real. The Narrator does a fantastic job as well. I definitely recommend this series
Shauna Joesten


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GREAT READ!

I really enjoyed it! This book was full of action and suspense. The narration was great and will keep you entertained. The author does a great job with the character builds and plot. This was my first book by this author but definitely not my last. I look forward to the next set of this series of books coming out on audio! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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awesome

this is an amazing version of the God's never heard before and of Hercules as well. a must read/listen but not for children's ears.

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its a good series bordering on a nice smut novel

it very sexualized without going into sexual encounter details. Overall a great just not for my pre teen like i thought

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  • 02-28-21

A story to binge

Honestly, this is the type of story you will wish you didn't have to stop until the end, so if you can, plan to binge read/listen.
The moto of this adventure is as random as the God's moods. They wish to have one more immortal among them, so each God will gather a team of his hero children to enter the competition. And because this has a dark version of Hercules, this too will have 12 "jobs", one for each book.
This bookset has the first 3, the lion and a race included. The fun part is having the goddess of love meddling with our heros.
The narration is very good, the only thing that I didn't like is that I keep failing to really understand if the book is talking about a vessel or a ship as in a flying boat or a spaceship. I think is the former, but I can't be sure... So I wished the hole ambience were a bit more cleverly described...

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was Fucking amazing!!!!

I loved it. it was really exciting and the ending.... wow just wow. and also a great narrator, she did an amazing job pulling you into thebook.

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thumbs up!!!

I really enjoyed reading this book. took me away from my everyday life. kept you entertained

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such a fun story

really exciting and love the storyline. I love that your favorite heroes aren't always heroes

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  • 04-07-20

very enjoyable

Really enjoyed this twist on Greek mythology. strong characters and engaging adventure, and I enjoyed listening to the narrator, good choice. Im off to buy the next 3 books.

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  • Izzybear1
  • 03-11-20

Engrossing Tale

This is an interesting and fun series of books. I really enjoy stories with Greek Mythology and I liked the twists the author put on some of the characters in this series.
The books focus on Hercules, his daughter Captain Lyssa and the rivalry between them. The two are in a competition to gain immortality and each book follows them through the trials they have to complete.
Their tale is filled with lots of action, suspense and surprises. Book three ends with a bit of a cliffhanger and now I can’t wait to find out what book four has in store for Captain Lyssa and her crew.

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 02-20-20

Interesting mix!

This story/ games of the gods is a bit different from others I’ve read! The only negative is that it jumps around from different peoples activities really quickly so in audio it’s kind of hard to keep straight.... does say like “Lyssa” before the start so I can know right away.

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  • Bluelokie
  • 12-27-19

Action and Adventure

I received a free review copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Skies of Olympus was a great audiobook, the story is a well written Greek mythology tale and the narrator rings the characters to life and rounds out the story as a whole. Beware, this is the first instalment of the series and ends wit a cliffhanger, I fully intend on listening to the other books in the series to find out what happens. This is a great adventure filled with life risking trials, adventure, revenge and twists and turns galore, not forgetting that cliffhanger at the end. Well worth a listen or a read to anyone interested in is genre.

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  • Melia
  • 08-24-21

Fantastic!

Great start to the story. Narrator is how I found the book. Love the twist on Hercules character. 10/10