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Go the Distance: A Twisted Tale (Twisted Tale, A) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B08VFFHCRD
- Publisher : Disney Hyperion (April 6, 2021)
- Publication date : April 6, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 6789 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 255 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #74,793 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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All characters' personalities were in form and if you like Greek Myths this was a fine spin.
The only thing I'd change is the dialogue.
I've loved Megara for 20+ years because I loved her quick, snappy wordplay. Her character flaws and attributes aren't altered but she, and frankly everyone in this little novel, Over Explain.
If you're an old fan who can't get enough of Disney's Hercules this will be a fun read. Though the Muses don't appear it makes sense since this is a book and not a musical. Could they have made a cameo anyway? Hmmm... they didn't so move on.
If you're looking for a present for a kid this will be best for a Disney fan of the movie.
Greek Myth fan? It's lite but still does the fun epic magic ploy well.
Go the Distance picks up right where the movie left off, except Zeus doesn’t take no for an answer when Hercules turns down his godhood to remain with Meg. Meg is heartbroken because Hercules is the first real good thing in her life. Hera approaches Meg with the opportunity to spend eternity with Hercules, giving her a trial to become a god herself. This won’t be a simple task, Meg will have to come to terms with her trauma while also trying to bring back a soul.
Go the Distance flushes out Meg’s backstory. We learn that she didn’t have an easy childhood. Meg’s father abandoned her and her mother, then Meg loses her mother when she is a teenager. We obviously know that things didn’t go well in her love life either, with her selling her soul to Hades to save her boyfriend’s life only to be abandoned by him. Throughout the story, each task helps Meg work through her past trauma and realize that she can rely on other people. The whole cast of characters is back for the story, which is nice. I do wish there was a bit more time with just Meg and Hercules, but ultimately this is Meg’s journey. They also throw the Hades and Persephone myth in there for some fun.
Spoilers for the book in the next paragraph.
I did grow frustrated with a couple of scenes in this book, they felt very out of character for Meg. One was her insistence on grabbing a forbidden apple to take as a bargaining chip for Hades. It causes everyone to nearly die. It just felt so incredibly random and out of character. Meg is smart but also always expects the worst of any outcome, so she should have expected them to be booby-trapped. This leads to a fight with Hercules for swooping in to save them. Obviously, Meg always feels like she can take care of herself, but she completely loses it at Hercules and it feels very out of character.
Overall, if you love Hercules you should check out Go the Distance. It is a fun, quick read that adds some backstory to a wonderful Disney heroine.
The plot is that Meg must decide if Wonder Boy is worth going to the Underworld and risking her very soul in order to fulfill a quest from Queen Hera herself. If she manages to succeed she will not knelt remain on Mount Olympus with Hercules, but earn the right of Godhood herself. But along the way she needs a bit of help so acquires the assistance of Pegasus and Phil, which she will badly need because her quest is not only about love, but self worth and acceptance as she is tasked with recovering the soul of the woman her previous love, ~ Ya know, the one she traded her soul to Hades for, who proceeded to run off with some babe shortly afterwards? ~ left her for. Nice, right? But in order to prove herself worthy to Zeus , to Hera, but more importantly to Meg herself, she’ll go the distance and learn about what makes her not only worthy to be with Hercules, but to be a Goddess in her own right and what he’s seen in her all along.
The one thing I wished there was more of was Pain and Panic. *I am absolutely biased because Hercules is my favorite Disney movie*
I'm excited to see where the series goes with the September release of Tangled's book. If you haven't already read the Beauty and the Beast book - by far my favorite!
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