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Breckenridge Public Library Y LEE (Text) 33500013121843 New Available -
Hawley Public Library Y LEE (Text) 33500013121850 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781368022262
  • ISBN: 136802226X
  • Physical Description: 408 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles : Marvel, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
When Loki and Amora cause the destruction of one of Asgard's most prized possessions, Amora is banished to Earth, where her powers will slowly and excruciatingly fade to nothing. She was the only person who ever looked at Loki's magic as a gift instead of a threat; without her, he slips further into anguish and the shadow of his universally adored brother, Thor. When Asgardian magic is detected in relation to a string of murders on Earth, Odin sends Loki to investigate. His journey in nineteenth-century London leads to more than just a murder suspect, it puts Loki on a path to discover the source of his power, and who he's meant to be.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #2
    *Starred Review* Young Loki is eager to prove his worthiness to his father, Odin, but in Asgard, Loki's magic is something to be controlled and hidden, while his warrior brother Thor's strength and skill is celebrated. So when Loki meets Amora, who is training to be a sorceress, he finds kinship. That is, until Amora is banished to Midgard, or Earth, where her powers (and life) will painfully fade away. Years later, still in a quest to prove himself, Loki is sent to Earth by Odin to investigate murders where magic is suspect. All the while, Loki is fighting Odin's foresight that one of his sons will lead an army against Asgard, determined it won't be him. Lee (The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, 2017) infuses Loki with the signature wit and charm her characters are revered for. The dry, conversational humor (I think you're trying to inflate the charges against me with synonyms) works in tandem with the story's unflinching plot. Lee deftly reveals the depths of Loki's struggle to grapple with his need for approval as well as his desire to make his own destiny and find an authentic identity. This gender-fluid antihero in nineteenth-century London will draw in diverse readership, though no prior knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is necessary. This mischievous origin story is sure to satisfy fans of this popular character. Grades 7-11. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mackenzi Lee holds a BA in history and an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Simmons College. She is the New York Times best-selling author of the historical fantasy novels This Monstrous Thing; The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, which won a 2018 Stonewall Honor Award and the New England Book Award; and its sequel, The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. She is also the author of the nonfiction books Bygone Badass Broads, a collection of short biographies of forgotten women from history, and The History of the World In 50 Dogs, which is the same but dogs. When not writing, she works as an independent bookseller, drinks too much Diet Coke, and romps with her Saint Bernard, Queenie.

Subject: Loki (Norse deity) > Juvenile fiction.
Gods, Norse > Juvenile fiction.
Mythology, Norse > Juvenile fiction.
Tricksters > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
Prophecies > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Loki (Norse deity) > Fiction.
London (England) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Prophecies > Fiction.
London (England) > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Fantasy.
Detective and mystery stories.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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