Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Lore by Alexandra Bracken Photo Credit: Disney-Hyperion

On this week’s episode of the First Five Chapters, Luke Kerr is joined by Casie Eckholm to dive into Lore by Alexandra Bracken.

From the first page, Lore is a fast-paced race for survival, while also a story about loss, love and friendship. Luke and Casie delve into how Bracken keeps readers turning pages with unexpected twists and surprises.

Then they reveal whether they’d read beyond the First Five Chapters.

Only you can decide whether to read beyond the First Five Chapters!

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Lore by Alexandra Bracken description

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.