Preview Review: Lore by Alexandra Bracken

I had the opportunity to read a 6 chapter excerpt of Lore (coming 01/25/2021) and I can’t wait to get my hands on the full book!

Admittedly, I’m a Greek mythology fanatic, and I love story lines that incorporate those ancient mythologies. Lore is a modern fantasy with a twist that brings those ancient deities into the modern world. Here’s the blurb:

Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, 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 in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory. 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 out her help: Castor, a childhood friend of Lore believed long dead, and a gravely wounded Athena, among the last of the original gods.

The goddess offers an alliance against their mutual enemy and, at last, a way for Lore to leave the Agon behind forever. But Lore’s decision to bind her fate to Athena’s and rejoin the hunt will come at a deadly cost–and still may not be enough to stop the rise of a new god with the power to bring humanity to its knees.

The first six chapters did not disappoint. It has an excellent pace, hints at mystery, adds some humor, and got right to the tension. It’s a fresh, unique take on Greek mythology and I’m excited to read more.

Now…who do I have to bribe to get more?

*I received an excerpt of Lore from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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