Lore

Alexandra Bracken

fiction fantasy young adult
adventurous fast-paced

480 pages | first published 2021

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.

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Moods

adventurous 95%
dark 48%
tense 46%
emotional 35%
mysterious 33%
challenging 14%
hopeful 10%
inspiring 8%
sad 8%
funny 7%
reflective 5%
informative 1%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

fast 48%
medium 45%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

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Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

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