This second title in the Legends of Olympus series will appeal to adventure seekers and those interested in Greek Mythology. If you start with book 2 you’ll have no problem picking up the plot from where it left off. The author does a nice job of making this a new journey for the main characters while emphasizing what it was that got them into these new dangers.

Here’s a short synopsis:

Phoebe Katz is back on a new mission to save Olympus. After returning home from their adventures in The Eye of Zeus, Phoebe and friends discover the epic mythology stories in the books have changed, all thanks to their actions. Now Phoebe must go back to Olympus and right the history she wrecked, but can she do this before a powerful force destroys the demi-god children of Zeus?

The brave and always snappy, Phoebe, narrates the 24 chapters. She’s the daughter of Zeus as revealed in Book one. Her twin brother is Perseus and he’s about to be turned into stone. That’s all the motivation she need to leave the modern world again and return to Ancient Greece with her two friends. It’s an enjoyable mix of new and old.

Escapism at it’s finest.

BOOK BIRTHDAY: April 13, 2021 PAGE COUNT: 264


  1. In these times of frequent bad news, the messages about friendship and family will warm your heart.
  2. Damian, a friend of Phoebe, has all the elements of starring in his own story. His knowledge of Greek Mythology and living with a rather unusual caretaker made me smile.
  3. The interactions Phoebe has with her brother Perseus shows time has no bearing on the relationship of siblings. It can be loving one minute and full of disdain the next.
  4. Snakes and three headed monsters will appeal to many young readers.
  5. The sign of popular series begins with the characters. The cast here is one of the best.

About Alane Adams

Alane Adams is the author of award-winning titles that include the Legends of Orkney™ Norse mythology series for middle grade readers, the Witches of Orkney prequel series, and a series of historical picture books set in the 1920s including The Coal Thief. Alane’s newest Greek mythology series, The Legends of Olympus debuted Spring 2020 with The Eye of Zeus. Alane Adams and her books have been featured on BBC, Fox, the CW, Parade, Bustle, Today, People, and many more! When Alane is not writing or talking to kids in schools about Reading Is A Superpower, she’s out hiking somewhere in the world or hanging out with her three boys in Southern California. For more information, visit or follow Alane on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @AlaneAdamsBooks.

About Rise Up Foundation

Rise Up Foundation strives to improve the lives of children and families living in poverty and difficult circumstances, as well as teachers and educators of young children. Rise Up supports literacy projects as a path toward improving the future prospects of children in underserved communities by making book donations, providing classroom support, and grant-making. In addition to literacy efforts, Rise Up works with organizations committed to defining and solving the problems that chronic poverty brings to children and their communities. 

In just the last two years, Rise Up has partnered with organizations such as First Book, Donors Choose, Teach Your Heart Out, and Reading is Fundamental to provide nearly $500,000 in funding, classroom supplies, and donated books, with an additional $170,000 in grants awarded to individual teachers. To date, Alane Adams and Rise Up Foundation has:

  • visited 300+ schools so far, 
  • donated over 42,500 books,
  • reached over 100,000 kids in her efforts to create real and lasting change for children, schools, and families in need.

For more information, visit or follow on Facebook @Rise.Up.Foundation and on Twitter @RiseUpFdn.


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About Greg Pattridge

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10 Responses to THE MEDUSA QUEST

  1. Mythology is always popular with middle grade readers. Thanks for the review of this new title.

  2. This sounds like a great book for kids who love the Percy Jackson series. And Rise Up Foundation sounds like it’s doing great work.

  3. Many of my students love mythology. This sounds like a great read and one that will appeal to those kids who can’t get enough mythology in their lives. I have added it to my list! Great review. 🙂

  4. Sue Heavenrich says:

    I agree with Natalie – this seems like a great next-read series for the Percy Jackson fans. And anyone else, of course.

  5. The explosion of Greek mythology stories, surprises me. They are so popular and I’m delighted that so many teens enjoy mythology. I may have enjoyed mythology as a teen, if I had such fantastic stories to read. Excellent review and author information.

  6. Jenni says:

    This sounds really intriguing. I can see it appealing to Percy Jackson fan’s. I agree that the characters are what makes a good series–this sounds like a good one.

  7. There is something fascinating about Medusa. (Those snakes! Fascinating, yet also freaky.)

  8. Completely Full Bookshelf says:

    This sounds like a fun series! Between the Greek mythology and great characters, I imagine many readers will be intrigued. Thanks for the great review!

  9. I’ll bet middle-graders will gobble these books up. They sound great. I hadn’t heard of the Rise Up Foundation. It sounds like they are really doing important work. Thanks for the post.

  10. Andrea Mack says:

    I love your description of the cast of characters — great character interactions can really make
    story feel real. This sounds like another great series for fans of the Percy Jackson books! Thank you for sharing information about the Rise Up Foundation, as well.

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