In this historical tome this tells the stories throughout Greek mythology told in a very engaging way - I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish.
Fry’s writing style is very easy to read - the way he has been able to gather all the pieces together and put them in a comprehensive chronological order, that tells an informative and delightful narrative is truly amazing.
What Fry also does extremely well, and I actually found extremely useful, is where footnotes are provided within the pages to help explain some of the nuances included across each section and chapter.
Each chapter is also broken up in easily digestible chunks. It would have been extremely easy to keep it as continuous prose, but by breaking it up it helped to showcase the importance of each element.
Within this book covers everything from the formation of the universe, to the rise of the second order - and the creation of the Olympians, to subsequently the construction of mankind.
This is where Greek mythology differs, as other cultures tend to focus more on the deities themselves, and how they interact with each other, however, in Greek mythology the lines are more blurred between the divine and humankind.
For me, this is where I struggled with this book, because the gods had so many interactions with the human populous at the time, there are so many individuals - including names, histories, and relationships to remember, which sometimes made me have to think hard and try and connect the dots.
That is why I have given this book four stars, but I must say I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and I would highly recommend this book to any enthusiastic reader. I truly cannot wait to delve into the other editions within Fry’s Great Mythology series.