Thursday, May 29, 2014

Ares: Bringer of War (Olympians) Cover Reveal

Good news! I'm revealing the cover for Ares: Bringer of War today. Bad news! You'll have to wait until January 27, 2015 to read it. 

Drum roll, please...



Look at all that red! Won't it pop on a shelf? I can already see kids lining up to read it. Bravo, George! 


Illustration credit: George O'Connor 
George O'Connor dropped by to "chat" with me about Ares: God of War, Greek mythology, graphic novels, and reading. I wrote the words in red, and he wrote the words in black. Thank you, George!  



Illustration credit: George O'Connor 

The cover for Ares: God of War uses a lot of red. I’ve been saving it up. Ares was a very bloody god.

One thing you should know about Ares is that, while he’s the god of chaotic war and turning people into bloody piles, he’s also a very sensitive father. Awwww….

Illustration credit: George O'Connor 
The Olympians series is exactly the series I would have wanted to read when I was a kid. Heck, it’s the series I’d want to read now, and I’m an old man.

I think Greek mythology is an amazing way to connect with the deeply held thoughts and beliefs of people who lived thousands of years ago, while simultaneously reading cool stories about monsters, muscle men and pretty ladies.


As a kid my three favorite things to draw were monsters, muscle men and pretty ladies. Not too hard to see how I ended up doing what I’m doing, is it?

Graphic novels are my favorite way to read. 

Reading is an absolute gift and is something I treasure every day.



Mr. Schu, you should have asked me what would be the next book in Olympians after Ares: Bringer of War. If only we had some sort of god with oracular powers to tell us…
First Second Books has generously offered to give away paperback editions of the first six Olympians books. 

Rules for the Giveaway 

1. It will run from May 29 to 11:59 p.m. on June 1. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. Please pay it forward. 

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