This book is a knockout and a must-read for any mythology nerd. Set in New York City, this story follows Lore Perseous, who is the last member of her family. Her’s is only one family of many, which are all part of an ancient secret society descended from the greatest heroes from classical Greek myth. Their quest is to hunt and kill 9 members of the ancient Greek pantheon, who rebelled against Zeus. Those who kill the gods inherit their powers and immortality but for one week every 7 years, when they become mortal and are hunted in their own right. Lore thought she left the world of her family, but finds herself dragged back in when Athena, one of the last original gods, turns up bloody on her doorstep, and an old friend Lore thought long dead reappears. In a mad dash across the city Lore and her band of misfits have to find a way to stop the hunt, or risk a danger even greater than the old gods descending on their world
As an absolute maniac for anything that turns the classics on their heads, I can’t say enough about this one. Full of twists I didn’t see coming, and a supremely satisfying ended, Bracken proves she is an absolutely masterful writer. ~ Jenna
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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLER
From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love, and redemption.
Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals. They are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.
Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory after her family was murdered by a rival line. For years she's pushed away any thought of revenge against the man—now a god—responsible for their deaths.
Yet as the next hunt dawns over New York City, two participants seek her out: Castor, a childhood friend Lore believed to be dead, and Athena, one of the last of the original gods, now gravely wounded.
The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and a way to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore's decision to rejoin the hunt, binding her fate to Athena's, will come at a deadly cost—and it may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.
About the Author
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.
“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
“Lore takes classic mythology and gives it a dark and deadly spin . . . I can’t wait to see what happens next.”
—Amazon Book Review
“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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