Discord's Apple

Discord s Apple When Evie Walker goes home to spend time with her dying father she discovers that his creaky old house in Hope s Fort Colorado is not the only legacy she will inherit Hidden behind the basement doo

  • Title: Discord's Apple
  • Author: Carrie Vaughn
  • ISBN: 9780765364593
  • Page: 358
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Evie Walker goes home to spend time with her dying father, she discovers that his creaky old house in Hope s Fort, Colorado, is not the only legacy she will inherit Hidden behind the basement door is a secret and magical storeroom, a place where wondrous treasures from myth and legend are kept safe until they are needed again Of course, this legacy is not without itWhen Evie Walker goes home to spend time with her dying father, she discovers that his creaky old house in Hope s Fort, Colorado, is not the only legacy she will inherit Hidden behind the basement door is a secret and magical storeroom, a place where wondrous treasures from myth and legend are kept safe until they are needed again Of course, this legacy is not without its costs There are those who will give anything to find a way in.With the help of her father, a mysterious stranger named Alex, and some unexpected heroes, Evie must guard the storeroom against ancient and malicious forces, and protect both the past and the future even as the present unravels Old heroes and notorious villains alike rise to fight on her side or to do their best to bring about her defeat At stake is the fate of the world and the prevention of nothing less than the apocalypse.

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    1. This is one I'd call a "potentially good book". We've talked about it before, a good idea with poor execution. Let me say here that these are my impressions and feelings about this book. Some may like it more than I but all I can do here is give you my take and recommendation.or lack thereof.The book disappointed me. As I started it I liked the idea behind it and it started to draw me into the story. But, as I read the book slowly slid down "my own scale" from a 4 to a 3 and then a 2 by the end [...]

    2. This is my 3rd Carrie Vaughn book, and although I liked it well enough, I don't know if I will continue with more of Vaughn's work. I really enjoyed After the Golden Age, which was the first book of hers that I'd read, but I wasn't a fan of her first Kitty Norville book, or this one. To be fair, I think this book was decent, but it needed a fair bit of polish. This is something of an epic book. It's got a LOT of ideas, and a lot of history and mythology backing it, but the length of the book req [...]

    3. Evie Walker is a writer, a graphic novelist, living in L.A. in a world where militias run the cities of the U.S. and the world is on the brink of nuclear destruction. When she receives word that her dad, Frank, is sick, she climbs in her car and races off to Colorado to take care of her last surviving parent. Her mom was killed in a terrorist attack at the Pike Place Market in Seattle five years earlier and Evie is terrified of losing her dad.Upon arriving at Franks's home, previously the home o [...]

    4. After her mother's murder, Evie Walker left her small hometown and began writing comics. Her stories about a US military ops team are very popular, particularly since they feed into the culture of paranoia and armament that the US has become in the wake of repeated terrorist attacks. But when her father is dying of cancer, Evie returns to the home she left, and finds it is far larger than she remembers. Because underneath her house lies the Storeroom, the repository of mythic items from all ages [...]

    5. A compelling story with some interesting twists, told in the light-hearted manner of Carrie Vaughn as she also does with her Kitty Norville series.That said, I enjoyed it. She had some great ideas in this book and it was a quick paced read. I just felt it could have been much more epic. The ideas would have worked in a larger scale and done so nicely. This was a good taste of what that could have been like, and it was worth reading.I found myself thinking of American Gods often, and The Passage [...]

    6. This is my first time reading one of Carrie Vaughn's books, and it wasn't a bad start either. It wasn't what I expected, but then, I didn't know what to expect so I was bound to be surprised.Evie Walker leaves the city - which, like all the other cities in America, has been divvied up by local militias who have started fighting each other instead of terrorists - to go home to her family's house in the country, to be with her dad who's dying of cancer. From the moment she arrives, she detects som [...]

    7. Discord's Apple is a solidly written book. The protagonist is well characterized and has an interesting background. I found the near-future sliding-into-chaos setting very interesting. The storeroom which is central to the book's plot is also a nice idea and worth writing about.Despite all of that, the book didn't seem to come together quite right. I never found myself drawn into the story; the events of the book felt more like a play than an accounting of real events in another time/place. Most [...]

    8. When choosing books to read, I'm less picky about genre than I am about certain other criteria. First and foremost: good storytelling and originality. A lack of originality has all but turned me away completely from certain genres (high fantasy), and the presence of originality has made me love certain books in genres that run the risk of getting repetitive (post-apocalyptic fiction). It's rare indeed to find a book so incredibly original and so well told despite the fact that its whole premise [...]

    9. Review courtesy of AllThingsUrbanFantasy I was ready to love this book. I'm a long time lover of Greek mythology, I thought Carrie Vaughn's previous book, Voices of Dragons, was excellent, and I'm a fan off her Kitty Norville series too. By all accounts I should have loved DISCORD'S APPLE, instead I found a flat protagonist, a confusing world, and too many separate stories that failed to come together in a satisfying way. The description of DISCORD'S APPLE leads you to believe that the plot is a [...]

    10. Good idea, but it just doesn't work.I like Carrie Vaughn, but I don't like this book. At times, this book is trying to weave together too many plot threads - immortals, gods, Arthur, Troy, end-of-the-world, comic books, and a secret room. It's just too much and nothing really seems to gel. The characters are shadows. Even the comic book plot, which is supposed to stand in for Evie's development and be homage to an old sci-fi show from the 1980s. (Honestly, it wasn't that bad of a show, but Jessi [...]

    11. Discord's Apple uses the story of Troy as a basses for a modern day tale. As the magic of old leaves the world artifacts from the gods and heroes end up in one place, a storeroom that is watched over by the same family throughout the centuries. The story brings in bits from different fairy tales, but the overall focus is on the Greek Pantheon and Hera's quest to finally gain possession of the apple of discord, despite the fact that it does not belong to her. Evie must protect the storeroom with [...]

    12. I won this book through First Reads and couldn't wait to read it. I actually finished it awhile ago but have been struggling with the review. I have read Carrie Vaughn's work before and overall I like her storytelling. This novel was very different than her Kitty series-very different.This novel is in a dystopian setting. The whole world is on the brink of war. America itself has seen so much terrorism that regional militias have been created and they sometimes war with eachother. You must have [...]

    13. I really don’t think Vaughn left much out of this novel. I felt a bit overwhelmed as I have not read her work and didn’t know what to expect, and by overwhelmed I mean it in a good way. The story goes all the way back to the time that gods were formed and ruled the Earth to present day. How does she carry that off you may ask, she does very well, thankfully.Here is what the inside jacket of the book has to say: “When Evie Walker goes home to spend time with her dying father, she discovers [...]

    14. Evie Walker is a comic book writer who is to inherit a magical storeroom from her terminally ill father. Unbeknownst to her, it has been the duty of her family for thousands of years to keep this storeroom safe. The storeroom contains artifacts from myth and legend, such as the Golden Fleece, Cinderella’s slippers, and of course Discord’s apple. Not only is Evie about to inherit these objects of legend, but she is also about to inherit the attention of powerful beings that would love to obta [...]

    15. Just won this in the first-reads giveaway! I have been a fan of Carrie Vaughn's for a while, so I'm looking forward to this!Carrie Vaughn never fails to intrigue me with her ideas. I am a great fan of hers. First she added a fun new twist to the standard werewolf novel with her Kitty series. Then she broke into the Young Adult scene with a great novel involving dragons. The first book that I had ever read about dragons! And now she has hit it out of the park with Discord's Apple. I don't think t [...]

    16. Impressive. Cinematic (in the good sense of the word). Emotionally effective. Tragic, heroic, bittersweet. Very interesting structure, alternating the present-day scenario with Sinon/Alex’s backstory and the snapshots of previous keepers of the Storeroom, along with the inclusion of parts of the storyline Evie’s writing for Eagle Eye Commandos. Sinon/Alex was very sympathetic; I liked him a lot. I liked Evie, too, and could relate to her on a couple of levels. Merlin and Arthur were delightf [...]

    17. I bought this book when it came out and proceeded to let it collect dust because I was going through a personal reading-list rut. Thank goodness I came out of it a while back and read Carrie's Martians Abroad and Golden Age #1 & 2.There's so much going on in this book, and it is so well-executed that I'm surprised at some of the lower ratings it received. Obvs, some folks don't know how to read.The part I love the most, tho, is the ending. So perfect, so full of future possibilities.Well don [...]

    18. Wow, okay. Where to begin? Greek mythology was what originally made me to read this book. I really enjoyed the different persepctives and Alex/Sinon was definetely my favourite character maybe because he was the most well rounded character in the book. Maybe if it had been longer we sould have learnt more about Evie. I liked the new perspective on the gods and there was a twist when King Arthur and Merlin meet ancient Greek Mythology.There was a definetely a lot of planning and build up to the f [...]

    19. This book brought together several genres that I didn't necessarily think would come together nicely. The world is ending, every country is at war with each other but Evie is more concerned with going home to see her father who is dying. Once she arrives she starts learning about the store room in her father's house. It's filled with magical items from every world mythology and fairy tale. It is now Evie's turn to become the caretaker. Meanwhile Hera is trying to take advantage and get Discord's [...]

    20. I received Discord’s Apple as a late birthday present from a friend last year, which brings me to two points. 1) As you read this review, keep in mind that I am biased because this is not a book I would normally read. 2) For whatever reason, when I receive books as birthday presents from friends, they always end up being late birthday presents. This last point is nothing but trivia, however, keep in mind that I never would have read this book unless it was a gift.Discord’s Apple is a very fa [...]

    21. First and foremost: amazing concept. Totally original, and I'm surprised I haven't seen another book with it already. It's genius! I was really excited to get the ARC from .A very fast read for me - two days total, though I probably could have whipped through it in a day if I hadn't had to go to work. It's an easy read, and I love the alternating chapters. I was a little confused within the first couple of chapters, but once I figured out the pattern, it was incredibly enjoyable. I think my only [...]

    22. I really enjoyed this, in spite of a) having an extremely serious misconception as to what this book was about (I thought it was a YA retelling of Troy! I hear some people read the backs of books, and I guess this is why! *tongue firmly in cheek*) and b) not usually being a huge fan of this kind of book, "this kind" meaning where old gods turn up in the modern world and start creating havoc. The gist of the story is that Evie is the heir to the Storeroom, where all the magical artifacts of myth [...]

    23. With the world, and certainly the United States falling apart under the horrendous pressure of war, cartoonist Evie Walker strives to keep the candle of hope lit with her Eagle Eye Commandos storyline, but it all falls apart when she learns that her father is sick. Using all of her fuel rations, she heads half way across the country to be by his side. But food and fuel rationing and checkpoints are not the only thing she finds in the near ghost town she calls home, nor is her grandparents' house [...]

    24. Audiobook. Narrator did a really good job but the book itself, I didn't really care for. I have read so many "true" origins of the mythological gods and goddesses that I get bored as soon as you say Zeus or whoever. I'll stick with what Sherrilyn Kenyon says and everything else I'll just let my mind wander when their true faces come out. In this book the gods/goddesses and even Jesus are all just powerful magicians who made themselves worshiped but were ultimately killed by daddy Zeus when he sa [...]

    25. I hate to say this but I was actually disappointed with this book. While I generally adore Carrie Vaughn's works (in particular the Kitty Norville series), I just couldn't seem to get myself bought into the idea offered by this book.The book was largely based on mythologies, and if you are a lover of Greek myths and Olympian gods, you may find this book fascinating to some extent. I actually thought that Carrie Vaughn may have started with a great idea, in venturing into a different paranormal r [...]

    26. This is merely an okay book, which is a shame because the story itself had such potential and the author can do much better. Instead of Vaughn's usual more polished work, this feels like a first draft, one that didn't go through a rewrite. It's a short book and I read it in an evening. I would recommend against buying it in hardcover, though for die hard Vaughn fans, it may be worth checking out of the library.The book ties together the threads of four stories: The Storeroom's history, Evie the [...]

    27. 2.5 StarsI really liked this one at the start but it slowly started to disappoint fast. I really like mythology stuff and that was the reason I bought it. I was intrigued with Sinon's part as well as Evie's but the POV swaps had drawn me out of the story each time. There were so many POVs that it left me feeling confused at times and reluctant to read on.There was a lot going on in this book that somehow just seemed to be tossed together. The comic book stuff didn't really seem to add much to th [...]

    28. Discord’s Apple by Carrie Vaugh is an interesting book that revolves around a collection of magical artifacts that have placed in “storage” and have been guarded by one family over multiple generations. Our heroine, Evie, returns to her hometown to care for her father who is dying of cancer. She normally lives in LA and writes the stories for a graphic novel series called “Eagle Eyed Commandos” while her friend and business partner does the artwork. Bruce stays in LA with his girlfrien [...]

    29. Discord's Apple is my introduction to Carrie Vaughn & I was apprehensive at the amount of polarized reviews this book had. I tried it because of its Greek mythological aspect as I'm a sucker for it. DA begins a near distant future wherein much of the world is in state of organized chaos. Evie Walker is a comic book writer who is scripting a series about a military team whose actions mirror those in the real world. Also distinguishing about her background is the fact that President also knows [...]

    30. I knew from her "Kitty Norville" series that Carrie Vaughn is a talented writer. Still, within the first few pages of "Discord's Apple" it became clear that she is, in fact, a consummate storyteller. This book is wildly imaginative, compelling, and clever; truly, it's one of the best stories I've ever read. Vaughn revisits several beloved tales and myths, juxtaposing them a grim, conflict-torn modern reality. There are actually multiple, connected stories here, all overlapping each other in a fl [...]

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