Go The Distance: Meg From Hercules In A New Story
“Twisted Tales,” billed as young adult series of Disney books, which “will reintroduce fans to their favorite worlds and stories – with game-changing twists that have readers feverishly turning pages to follow their heroes and heroines into all-new adventures” has a new entry coming.
It’s upcoming volume, “Go The Distance” by Jen Calonita, imagines Hercules‘ Meg, and asks the question: Is Meg worthy of her own spot on Mt. Olympus?
The boilerplate asks:
What if Meg had to become a Greek god? After Hercules proves he’s a true hero and regains his godship, all seems right in the world. That is, until Zeus tells Meg that she can’t be with Hercules because she’s, well, mortal. Luckily, Hera has a solution, offering Meg a chance to prove herself worthy of a spot on Mt. Olympus–as a god. All Meg has to do is complete a mysterious quest.
That’s the entertaining idea behind Go the Distance, the latest book in Disney Publishing Worldwide’s bestselling Twisted Tales series that aims once again to answer the series’ essential question: “What if?” Written by Jen Calonita (the author behind the previous Twisted Tales editions Mirror, Mirror and Conceal, Don’t Feel), Go the Distance—on sale Tuesday, April 6—looks deeper than ever before into the story of Hercules’ fan-favorite heroine.
Thankfully, D23 also asked the author all about the book. Check out a section of the Q & A:
D23: The concept of this Twisted Tale is: What if Meg had to become a Greek god? Can you tell us more about what readers can expect?
Jen Calonita: Drama! The Greek gods are full of mystery and they love their quests. Meg is going to go on a doozy of a quest for them that will require her to face an ex-love and one or two people she hoped to never cross paths with again. I had so much fun with this Twisted Tale. I dove into Greek mythology and wove a tale for Meg that I hope readers will really enjoy.
I’ve never read any of the Twisted Tales series, but it might just be time to start!