The book "Get to Work, Hercules!" starts out in a castle. Princess Alcmene's castle, to be exact. She is giving birth to Hercules, Hades is there, but he is invisible. Hercules then gets taken to two farmers. They let Hercules live with them. He worked very hard and lived a good life. He then went to see his old childhood friend for his 12 "impossible" labors. Then, he went wherever the labors was to be completed. He had no real home while completing the labors, which took many years to complete. Once completed, he finally got Hera to stop hating him after all those years.