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Coming November 2, 2021

<span class="text-center"><p><span data-font="font-joey" class="font-family font-joey"><span data-weight="500" class="font-weight font-weight-500">Lore Olympus: Volume One</span></span></p></span> by <span class="text-center"><p><span data-font="font-joey" class="font-family font-joey"><span data-weight="400" class="font-weight font-weight-400">Rachel Smythe</span></span></p></span>
<span class="text-center"><p><span data-font="font-joey" class="font-family font-joey"><span data-weight="500" class="font-weight font-weight-500">Lore Olympus: Volume One</span></span></p></span> by <span class="text-center"><p><span data-font="font-joey" class="font-family font-joey"><span data-weight="400" class="font-weight font-weight-400">Rachel Smythe</span></span></p></span>

Lore Olympus: Volume One

Rachel Smythe

Scandalous gossip, wild parties, and forbidden love—witness what the gods do after dark in this stylish and contemporary reimagining of one of mythology’s best-known stories from creator Rachel Smythe.

“What Scott Pilgrim did for Canadian slackers, Lore Olympus does for the Greek pantheon, while being so beautiful that you know Aphrodite is just staring daggers in its direction.”—Kieron Gillen, co-creator of The Wicked + The Divine

Persephone, young goddess of spring, is new to Olympus. Her mother, Demeter, has raised her in the mortal realm, but after Persephone promises to train as a sacred virgin, she’s allowed to live in the fast-moving, glamorous world of the gods. When her roommate, Artemis, takes her to a party, her entire life changes: she ends up meeting Hades and feels an immediate spark with the charming yet misunderstood ruler of the Underworld. Now Persephone must navigate the confusing politics and relationships that rule Olympus, while also figuring out her own place—and her own power.

This full-color edition of Smythe’s original Eisner-nominated webcomic Lore Olympus features a brand-new, exclusive short story, and brings the Greek pantheon into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.

This volume collects episodes 1–25 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.

Available for Preorder
in paperback and hardcover

Coming Summer 2022

Lore Olympus: Volume Two

Rachel Smythe

"It’s easy to see why the internet has fallen in love with Lore Olympus. This dazzling interpretation of the classic Greek myths is as charming as it is provocative.”—Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles

Persephone was ready to start a new life when she left the mortal realm for Olympus. However, she quickly discovered the dark side of her glamorous new home—from the relatively minor gossip threatening her reputation to a realm-shattering violation of her safety by the conceited Apollo—and she’s struggling to find her footing in the fast-moving realm of the gods. Hades is also off-balance, fighting against his burgeoning feelings for the young goddess of spring while maintaining his lonely rule of the Underworld. As the pair are drawn ever closer, they must untangle the twisted webs of their past and present to build toward a new future. 
 
This full-color edition of Smythe’s original Eisner-nominated webcomic Lore Olympus features a brand-new, exclusive short story, and brings Greek mythology into the modern age in a sharply perceptive and romantic graphic novel.

This volume collects episodes 26–49 of the #1 WEBTOON comic Lore Olympus.


Available for Preorder
in paperback and hardcover

Special Editions

Lore Olympus: Volume One
(B&N Exclusive Edition)

This B&N exclusive edition features original artwork depicting Hades and Persephone on the hardcover jacket by author and illustrator Rachel Smythe.

Preorder Offers

Lore Olympus: Volume One
Digital Wallpaper Offer

Submit your preorder receipt for Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe to receive a set of digital desktop and mobile wallpapers, featuring iconic panels from the beloved WEBTOON comic as well as two brand-new, exclusive illustrations from creator Rachel Smythe.

Grumpy Hades enamel pin

Lore Olympus: Volume One
Enamel Pin Preorder Offer

Preorder your copy of Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe at a participating independent bookstore or comic shop to receive a free "Grumpy Hades" enamel pin with your order.

OFFER VALID WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is in these books?

The Lore Olympus books are a full-color graphic novel adaptation of the WEBTOON comic by the same name from creator Rachel Smythe. The artwork remains unaltered but has been reorganized into a graphic novel layout.

Volume One collects episodes 1-25 of the WEBTOON comic. Volume Two collects episodes 26-49.

What about the bonus chapter?

In addition to the episodes previously published on WEBTOON, Volume One and Volume Two each include one never-before-seen short story as a bonus chapter. The bonus chapter is in every edition of the book regardless of format.

Are these novels/chapter books?

No. These books are graphic novels.

Where can I buy the book?

The Lore Olympus graphic novels will be available in hardcover and paperback in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom wherever books are sold.

For books sold outside of the US, Canada, and the UK, check with your local book retailer for availability.

What language is the book printed in?

The Lore Olympus graphic novels are printed in English. For information about non-English translated editions, check with your local book retailer for availability.

Are there special editions of Lore Olympus: Volume One?

Yes! The following are the current official special editions of Lore Olympus: Volume One:

Will there be special editions of later volumes?

Nothing additional has been announced yet, but keep checking back here for the latest official news.

Are there preorder offers?

Yes! There are currently two preorder offers for Lore Olympus: Volume One:

  • Digital wallpapers: submit your receipt from any retailer and any format to receive a digital download of Lore Olympus wallpapers, including two original illustrations from Rachel Smythe.

  • Grumpy Hades enamel pin: preorder your copy of Lore Olympus: Volume One from a participating U.S. independent bookstore or comic shop to receive an exclusive Grumpy Hades enamel pin with your book. While supplies last.

What is a signed bookplate?

A bookplate is a sticker pre-signed by the author that can be affixed to the title page of your book.

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