Discord's Apple

Discord's Apple

Book - 2010
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Discovering a magical storeroom in a house she is destined to inherit, Evie Walker finds a cache of mythological and legendary artifacts that she is charged to keep out of the hands of villains who threaten the world with apocalyptic violence.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2010.
ISBN: 9780765325549
0765325543
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION VAUGHN
Characteristics: 299 p. ; 22 cm.

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artemishi
Aug 07, 2013

I LOVED this book. It does a beautiful job of weaving in Greek mythology (without vilifying any deities) into a modern setting with believable characters.

The setting is contemporary, but with a few changes- Homeland Security and the atmosphere post 9/11 has led to a more police state in this case. And honestly, it's so seamlessly woven together that it's believable. The micro and macro stories overlap seamlessly, as well, creating a story with depth and breadth.

There's a story-within-a-story aspect that serves as a wonderful character development tool (and why didn't I think of that, in my writing?), and the character voices are very true.

I highly recommend this book, for everyone...but especially if you enjoy fiction, adventure, strong female protagonists, Greek mythology, world mythology, history, clever and unexpected moments in novels, and books that are so filled with multiple genres that they can't be classified as anything other than 'awesome'.

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sunny101877
Dec 17, 2012

This is probably one of my favorite books of all time. I loved it and recommend it to anyone who will listen.

quagga Sep 27, 2010

Stir together the myths of ancient Greece, Arthurian legend and European folk tales into a modern setting and you've got Discord's Apple. The story falters in the final two chapters, but I recommend it anyway. Without giving away the ending, it is safe to say that there will be a special appeal for readers who like romance.

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