Twelve-year old Vesper Hooper is angry about a lot of things. She has messed up on her chance to get a place on the national youth football squad. She is fed up with getting teased for being adopted and her annoying cousin, Aster, is coming to stay for an indefinite period. Because of her mood, she goes to her ‘safe place’, Stonehenge and accidentally awakes a vengeful god. How can she get him back where he came from and what secrets are her dad and her aunt hiding and will Aster help?
This is the first in a new series of stories about gods by Maz Evans. She has succeeded in making what could be quite a dry, academic subject by turns deliciously scary and uproariously funny. Hermes speaks mostly in street slang and steals many scenes. Pegasus is snooty, aloof and demanding. He drinks only mineral water. Evans needs to produce the next volume in the series as quickly as possible.
This book could be utilized in Key Stage 2 history.