Excerpted by arrangement with PublicAffairs, a member of the Perseus Books Group.
The folks at Perseus Books Group crash-published Book: The Sequel in a 48-hour frenzy at Book Expo America this year.
Sam Worthington brought a new machismo to the role of Perseus, once played with androgynous flare by Harry Hamlin.
Reprinted courtesy of Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.
By birth, howbeit, he said (if rightly, I recall it) that the hero was descended from Perseus.
I exchange blows with Slashaway every time I board the Perseus.
The friends of Cepheus, however, and those who assisted Perseus, were saved from the same fate by a previous warning of Perseus.
The triumph of Aemilius over Perseus was performed in this manner.
Perseus blushed and stammered, while all the proud men round laughed, and some of them began jeering him openly.
And then Akrisios was forced to own that he had fled from the hero, Perseus.
son of Zeus and Danaë, slayer of Medusa, from Greek Perseus, of unknown origin.
A hero of classical mythology who killed the Gorgon Medusa. The god Hermes and goddess Athena helped him in this brave deed by giving him winged shoes, a magical sword, and a polished shield. With the help of these, he swooped down on Medusa from the air, used the shield as a mirror, and cut off her head without looking at it directly — for anyone who looked at a Gorgon turned to stone.