I have a voracious reader on my hands. He's read through all the Percy Jackson books (a year-and-a-half early, I know) and is craving more books about the Greek Gods. He says he wants one that has the "real" stories, but I know that the "real" stories have all the gory details (rape, incest, etc), so I was wondering if anyone can suggest some books that would be suitable for a nine-year-old without being "too little." (I'm not trying to rush him growing up - I might not even get the books - but he's beyond the simple readers and we have a decent "younger" one that we've had for a few years.)
Also, as a better choice, I would love to find a Percy Jackson-type series about the Norse Gods. There doesn't seem to be one out there, so if anyone is a good writer, there's a million-dollar idea for you (imagine the movie contracts you could get)! "The Children of Odin," by Padraic Colum looks like it could be good, but it's just one book and isn't written in present-day form, which I realize would be exactly like Percy Jackson (but hey, isn't that just a Greek Myth version of Harry Potter, which is a magical version of hundreds of other stories combined into one?).
Any suggestions would be lovely. Thank you for sharing any wisdom you have!