Lore (Hardcover)

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Lore (Hardcover)


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For a fun reference point, I would describe this as Circe and Percy Jackson meets The Hunger Games. This smart mythology based tale explores what would happen if Zeus had banished the Greek gods from Olympus centuries ago, and the descendants of great heroes had the chance to hunt and kill them every seven years in a seven day battle called Agon. When a warrior was lucky enough to kill one of these gods on the run, they became a god in their place. Obviously, it is highly desirable to succeed. This has an almost allegorical vibe that warns of the corrupting force of power, the dangers arising from blind faith in rhetoric and dogma, and the flaws in believing honor is gained through revenge and death. It also has a strong feminist voice that criticizes clinging to long-held traditions, which perpetuate a highly patriarchal society. We are given a damaged and vulnerable (yet physically and mentally strong) heroine in Lore who is drawn back into the fight despite her best attempts to disappear and reject this unwanted and dangerous life. With intrigue and betrayal around every corner, I found this book almost impossible to put down as New York City becomes an intense battleground under the clueless noses of the mere Unblooded while the members of the Houses scramble for power and control. Alongside Lore, I found myself questioning who she could trust and wondering how it was going to end.

— Cori

Alexandra Bracken is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds series and Passenger series. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study history and English at the College of William and Mary in Virginia. After working in publishing for several years, she now writes full time. Her work is available across the world in over 15 languages and has been adapted for the big screen. Visit her online at www.alexandrabracken.com and on Twitter and Instagram @alexbracken.
Product Details ISBN: 9781484778203
ISBN-10: 1484778200
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 480
Language: English

Lore kept me awake far too many nights, needing to know what would happen in this ruthless battle between hunters, impostors, and gods. A brilliant and breathless twist on classic mythology!”
—Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Lunar Chronicles


“An epic from start to finish. Bracken deftly weaves a rich tapestry of new mythology steeped in ancient, time-honored legend—a story of power and old wounds and love, all anchored by a protagonist that I cheered from the instant she appeared, fists ready and heart brave, on the page. A tale worth passing down.”
—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times best-selling author of Warcross

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Lore takes classic mythology and gives it a dark and deadly spin . . . I can’t wait to see what happens next.”

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