Hermesâ€”also known as Mercury, Wayfinder, and Prince of Thievesâ€”has many talents. Wearing his famed winged sandals, he does the bidding of his father Zeus, leads the dead down to Hades, and practices his favorite arts of trickery and theft. He also sees the future, travels invisibly, loves jokes, and abhors violence. And heâ€™s an entertaining and ideal narrator on a fast-paced journey through ancient Greek mythologyâ€”from Medusaâ€™s cave to Trojan War battlefields to the mysterious Underworld. Stephanie Spinner brings the famous messengerâ€”and the best-known gods and mortals of mythologyâ€”to life with high action and spare, powerful prose.From the Hardcover edition.