Young Hercules: The Ares Alliance

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Young Hercules: The Ares Alliance was the second tie-in novel for Young Hercules.

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Title Young Hercules: The Ares Alliance
Medium Novel (fiction)
Creator(s) Keith R.A. DeCandido
Publisher Archway Paperbacks
Release Date December 1999


In a strange land, a cunning plot plunges the son of Zeus into the battle of his life.

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It's spring break at Cheiron's Academy - the perfect time for Hercules, Iolaus, and Lilith to visit Cyane and the Amazons. But when they arrive at the tribe's settlement, they find it deserted - the Amazons have simply vanished. How could Ares, the god of war and the Amazons' defender and protector, have allowed this to happen?

The Amazons have been taken to Yoruba, a West African kingdom. There Ogun, Ares' counterpart, plans to inflame his people against the Amazons to start a war between them. But for once Ares is powerless - Zeus has forbidden any Olympian from interfering in the affairs of outside gods. Now Hercules and Ares must forge a strange kind of alliance while battling three fearsome monsters in order to rescue Cyane and her people.



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Continuity Warning - Hercules is taken to the land of Yoruba, a West African kingdom, where they meet Ogun, Ares' counterpart. Although in the HtLJ Episode "Faith" (5.01), it is established that Hercules has never left Greece and Iolaus has never heard of another pantheon other than the Greek Gods. "Whoa, whoa, whoa, you mean that there are other gods out there?" - Iolaus

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Click image for high-res version. Scan is from Bryn.