Who Let the Gods Out?

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Who Wrote It?

Maz Evans began her writing career in journalism as a TV critic and feature writer. Her debut novel, Who Let the Gods Out? was selected as Waterstone’s Children’s Book of the Month. Maz is much in demand as a comedy book and lyrics writer for the stage and has received multiple awards for her songwriting. She is also the founder of Story Stew, a creative writing programme that visits primary schools and literary festivals around the UK. She lives in Dorset with her husband and four children.

What's It About?

Elliot’s mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. The star is Virgo – a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, and must then turn to the old Olympian gods for help. After centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task of saving the world – and solving Elliot’s problems too?

Fact File

This is Maz’s first book. The next book in the series is Simply the Quest (published in August 2017), followed by Beyond the Odyssey (published in 2018), and she is currently working on a fourth book.

Maz sometimes appears on BBC Radio to discuss topics ranging from politics to parenthood.        

Maz has had a passion for Greek mythology since the age of eight.

To find out more about Maz, visit her website http://maz.world or follow her on Twitter: @MaryAliceEvans and @StoryStew

Your Reviews

Johnny from Westgate Primary:

Elliot lives on Home Farm in Wiltshire. His life is troubled because his history teacher hates him, his mum has memory problems, and his neighbour, Mrs Porshely-Plum, is staking a claim on Home Farm. When the constellation Virgo crashes through his cowshed, Elliot has an even bigger problem on his hands. Elliot and Virgo visit Stonehenge and accidentally release Thanatos, the demon of death. Unable to stop him alone, they seek the help of the gods, and prevent Thanatos from seizing the chaos stones which will destroy the mortal and immortal realms.

Packed full of humour, peril and magic, this debut novel gives the Ancient Greek gods a modern feel. It's sure to get even the most reluctant readers flocking to the bookshops.

Johnny gave Who Let the Gods Out? 4 out of 5 and now plans to read The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis.

Harris from Barwick in Elmet C OF E Primary School:

I rated who let the gods out 5 out of 5 because it has a lot of characters that always have something to do and I like how the book flows from one part to the other. If you don't like the start of the book, keep reading because it gets better...

Harris gave Who Let the Gods Out? 5 out of 5 and now plans to read The Boy with One Name by J R Wallis.