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 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.
Finally, after driving all night, Evie arrived.
Close to town, bells and candy canes made of faded tinsel decorated the telephone poles. The same decorations had hung on the poles every year for as long as Evie could remember; they had no sparkle left. Or maybe she was too tired to notice. In the last two days, she'd only had a nap outside Albuquerque.
Hopes Fort, Colorado, was one of those small towns that dotted the Great Plains, where Main Street turned into the state highway and the post office was attached to the feed store. Hopes Fort had been dying, one boarded-
Combining Greek mythology, fairy tales, and an alternate present, Carrie Vaughn remakes the world into something magical and frightening. Evie comes home to her dying father, and discovers that she will inherit far more than just the house. She also gets the basement storeroom, and all the magic it contains.
"A gorgeous tapestry . . . filled with mystery, magic, and immortals."
--L.A. Banks, New York Times bestselling author of The Thirteenth
“Brilliantly structured, beautifully written . . . Vaughn brings together mythology, fairy tales, and very human lives, immersing readers in the stories these complex characters tell themselves to make sense of their war-torn worlds.”
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[A] uniquely intense and edgy feel. Make sure you take a bite!”
--RT Book Reviews
“An apocalypse that belongs on the same shelf as American Gods and the best of Charles de Lint."”
--Daniel Abraham, author of A Betrayal in Winter
“An intriguing blend of fantasy, action, and adventure. A modern day fairy tale you won’t want to end!”
--Gena Showalter, New York Times Bestselling author of The Darkest Whisper
"Myths, magic and mayhem abound in Carrie Vaughn’s Discord’s Apple. Once you take a bite, you won’t be able to put it down."
--Lori Handeland, New York Times Bestselling author of Apocalypse Happens
“Carrie Vaughn masterfully weaves together comic books, Greek gods, King Arthur, and a world on the brink of nuclear war. Discord’s Apple is phenomenal!”
--Jackie Kessler, co-author of Shades of Gray