Sherlock Holmes: Books, Movies and Video Games

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most well-known literary characters. The character and the stories about him are in the public domain and have been since the 1980s (some stories were not in the public domain in the U.S. until 2013). The author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published most of the stories about Sherlock in a newspaper called The Strand.  Sherlock Holmes is referenced in many different mediums and also adapted into many different mediums.

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Magnus Chase: The Sword of Summer

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard is the newest series from Rick Riordan.  The first book in this series is called The Sword of Summer.  It focuses on the cousin of Annabeth Chase who is the son of Norse God, Freyr, the god of fertility.  The series is heavily influenced by Norse mythology, just as the Percy Jackson series was influenced by Greek mythology and Heroes of Olympus relied on both Greek and Roman mythology.

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Heroes of Olympus Series

Following the completion of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Rick Riordan started a new series, The Heroes of Olympus, continuing the adventures of Percy Jackson and adding new characters to the expanding universe they inhabit.  Since I enjoyed the Percy Jackson series, I decided to check this one out as well.  It was an enjoyable series and not one to miss for fans of the original series.

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The Percy Jackson Series

I wish I could remember how I was introduced to the Percy Jackson series.  The only thing I can really remember was that I had finished reading the Harry Potter series and was looking for something new to read.  I’ve always been a fan of Greek mythology and this was something that sounded interesting.  These books are a bit shorter than the Harry Potter series but just as imaginative.  Below, I summarized each of the books and give an overall review of the series, as well as a brief look at the two movies that were adapted from the novels.

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