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Lore (Paperback)

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Paperback 560 Pages
Published: 07/01/2021
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Waterstones Says

The blazing imagination behind the Darkest Minds series delivers a rollicking read centred on a deadly game played by Zeus on the Greek Gods and one young competitor who is determined to survive.

From the No.1 New York Times bestselling author of The Darkest Minds comes a high-octane story of power, destiny and redemption. A lifetime ago, Lore Perseous left behind the brutal, opulent world of the Agon families - ancient Greek bloodlines that participate in a merciless game every seven years. A game that is about to begin again...

For centuries, Zeus has punished the gods with a game called the Agon, which turns them mortal for one week, and at the mercy of being hunted by those with godly ambitions. Only a handful of the original Greek gods remain, the rest replaced by the mortals who killed them and ascended.

After her family's sadistic murder by a rival bloodline, Lore escapes and vows to repay her parents' sacrifice by doing one thing - surviving. For seven years, she has pushed back dark thoughts of revenge against the man responsible for their murder, a man by the name of Wrath who has attained unimaginable power. Except for one week, every seven years. A week that is fast approaching ...

When Lore comes home on the first night of the Agon to find Athena gravely wounded on her doorstep, the goddess offers her an alliance; they have a mutual enemy, after all. But as the world trembles under the force of Wrath - a god with the power to destroy all of humanity - will Lore's decision to bind her fate with Athena's come back to haunt her?

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781786541529
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Lore kept me awake far too many nights. A brilliant and breathless twist on classic mythology! - Marissa Meyer, author of The Lunar Chronicles

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, author of Warcross

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“Very creative blend of classic Greek mythos and modern urban fantasy!”

'Lore' by Alexandra Bracken is an extremely creative born of the classic Greek pantheon of gods. Beginning with a theme of civil war which in traditional text included all but Hestia trying to challenge... More

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MakexBelieve

“Really Good”

A fascinating and fresh take on Greek mythology, set in the modern day.

As punishment for their behaviour, seven Olympian gods are cursed by Zeus to becomes mortal for seven days, every seven years, during which... More

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“Wow! What a read!”

Words cannot begin to describe the journey this story takes you on. ‘Lore’ is such an exciting and fast-paced novel, and provides a wonderful new take on the tales of Greek Mythology. Even with no prior knowledge of... More

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