Synopses & Reviews
King Arthur would have been just another king if he was content to just sit at home. And Rome would never have been founded if Remus had won the famous battle instead of his brother. From the epic defeat of the Minotaur to the fierce legends of the Inca, battles and quests are the lifeblood of mythology, and Legends: Battles and Quests by Anthony Horowitz thrusts readers right into the heart of some of the best (and bloodiest) adventure stories from around the world.
Horn BookUnder Horowitz's hand, the tales from around the world have a casual tone, accessible language, dry humor, and just enough gore to keep reluctant readers going. Black-and-white illustrations add some excitement and visual interest. San Francisco Book ReviewBoth children and adults will enjoy these fast-paced stories, and the tales of swords, battles, and clever escapes will keep even the most book-phobic kid interested through the end. It's one of those books with the kind of passion that reminds us of why we loved reading in the first place. . . . This book is well-paired with its twin release Legends: Beasts and Monsters
Legends: Battles and Quests by Anthony Horowitz
Don't mess with the gods. And if they mess with you? Run like hell . . .
Including King Arthur, The Minotaur, Inca legends and more!
There was a time when monsters and dragons roamed the earth and the gods walked among us. A time of blood, swords and furious battles. A time of legends, heroes, darkness and death . . .
Battles and quests are the lifeblood of mythology, and this collection from the bestselling creator of the Alex Ride series thrusts readers right into the heart of some of the world's best (and bloodiest) adventure stories. Illustrations.
About the Author
Anthony Horowitz is a prolific writer for film, theatre and television, but he is best loved for his brilliant children's stories, which include the internationally best-selling series about teenage MI6 agent Alex Rider. He lives in London and has two teenage sons.