Giveaway and Review: "Poseidon and the Sea of Fury" Heroes in Training #2

"Poseidon and the Sea of Fury" Heroes in Training #2
 by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Publisher: Aladdin
Release Date: Dec 4, 2012
Source: sent by the authors

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from

A young Poseidon must triumph over aquatic terrors in this Heroes in Training adventure. The merciless Cronus and his Titan buddies are in hot pursuit of Zeus, Hera, and Poseidon, who plan to travel across the treacherous boiling sea in order to save a fellow Olympian. They have a boat, but they also have a problem: Poseidon can’t swim and is terrified of the water (well, really of the creatures that lurk in its depths). The group faces danger after danger as they battle singing sirens, a fishy and ferocious Titan named Oceanus, and people-eating monsters sent by Cronus himself. Can Poseidon overcome his fears and help his fellow heroes escape Cronus and his cronies?

My Review:

This story may be short, page-wise, but don't let that make you think that not a lot happens! There are so many adventures in this book! As soon as the heroes solve one problem, there is another adventure right on it's heels! It really makes the book fly by, there is never a dull moment.

The second story in the new Heroes in Training series still focuses on Zeus as the main character, but we learn a lot more about his new friend Poseidon. I thought the book might feature Poseidon as the main character, but it's still really Zeus' story. But Poseidon is a main player in the tale this time, and he learns a lot about himself and his abilities during this journey.

Like the first book, I loved the character of Bolt, Zeus' lightning bolt. It is so fun that he has his own personality, and acts like a sweet little puppy dog. That is unless he zapping enemies! His moods are directly affected by Zeus' own moods and feelings.

By the end, Poseidon has gained more self confidence, which is great to see. The book ends with an introduction to Hades, the star of the next book. I couldn't believe the cliffhanger at the end as well! (Hera!!)

Main Characters: 5/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5

Setting: 5/5

Romance: n/a

Uniqueness: 5/5
Cover: 5/5
Writing: 5/5

Bottom Line: A great addition to a wonderful new series, with generous helpings of adventure, courage, and friendship.

The authors have generously provided an autographed copy of "Poseidon and the Sea of Fury" for a lucky follower of my blog!
All you have to do is follow my blog publicly and fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Please follow publicly or I can't tell that you are following :)
  • US only
  • Must be a follower to enter
  • Books will be mailed out by the publisher
  • Must be 18 or over 
  • Ends Jan 23
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you think this book sounds great, check out my reviews for the first book in the Heroes in Training series, and reviews for ALL of the books in the authors' other series, the Goddess Girls!

Heroes in Training:
#1 Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom

Goddess Girls:
#1 Athena the Brain
#2 Persephone the Phony (one of my favorites in the series)
#3 Aphrodite the Beauty (another top pick in the series)
#4 Artemis the Brave
#5 Athena the Wise
#6 Aphrodite the Diva
#7 Artemis the Loyal 
#8 Medusa the Mean (another of my favorites)
#9 Pandora the Curious (another fave)
Super Special: The Girl Games 


  1. Sounds so cute! And especially Bolt :D

  2. Never read the series, but it looks very cute. Something my teen daughter would like!

  3. This is awesome, I need to start this series asap! LOL
    It sounds adorable :D

  4. This sounds cute, I think my nieces would love it! Thanks for the giveaway!

    -Rachael Henzman

  5. Series is new to my but my niece would love it. I like that self confidence is addressed.

  6. This series sounds great. My niece will love this. It sounds very interesting.

  7. I like the series. I think my son will too.

  8. I think my sons would really like these!

  9. My son likes heroes so I think he will like the series.

  10. sounds like a book my son would love to read, since he is in to these kind of books

  11. sounds like a great book my daughter would love to read it

  12. Looks like a good book for my 5th grade school teacher daughter to have in her classroom

  13. I think my daughter would love to read this. I like that it is short, but action packed to keep her attention.

    Les Johnson

  14. This looks great for my son. He loves stories like this.

  15. suebunting1977at(gmail)dot(com) this book sounds cute, I think my nieces would love this!

  16. It sounds interesting! I am thinking with the books maybe I would actually understand the characters better than my high school class I had to take!

  17. This sounds SO cool...I love mythology books and this would be great to get my younger sister interested in them too!
    Danielle Williams

  18. The pictures are great and this looks interesting :)

  19. Looks like a good book to teach volcabulary to my Grandaughter.

  20. I haven't read any of this series yet, but I know my son and I would both LOVE reading these books. They sound awesome and I think we'd quickly devour the whole series.


Thanks so much for your lovely comments!