Ares: Bringer of War

George O’Connor zeroes in on the god of War and the tensions between Zeus and his children in this seventh action-packed installment of his Olympians series. He first contrasts Athena–a strategist of war, “of training realized and wisdom applied,” rendered in  a calming gray-blue palette that matches her cloak–with Ares, motivated by bloodlust and attired in sanguine vestments.

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