On this episode of Everything is Canon, Steve talks to Jen Calonita all about her latest book in the Disney Twisted Tale series, Go the Distance, which asks one simple question, what if Meg had to become a Greek god in order to stay with Hercules?
Here’s the summary…
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.
The mission? Oh, just to rescue her ex’s current wife from the Underworld. The ex-boyfriend she saved by selling her soul to Hades. The ex-boyfriend who immediately moved on to someone else while she was stuck in the Underworld. Can Meg put her past behind her and use her quick-wit to defeat monsters and gods alike, including the nefarious Hades? Will she finally figure out her place and contribution to the world? Or will her fear of commitment have her running away from an eternity of godhood with Herc?
This is Jen’s third book in the Twisted Tale series, her first two being Mirror, Mirror and Conceal Don’t Feel, and I believe this is her best one yet. It’s not only a fun and exciting adventure, but it also carries with it a heartfelt message about love, family, and sacrifice.
Steve and Jen talk about all sorts of things including Disney revisionism, the recent trend of Greek mythology in publishing, the animated film Hercules, and of course, Go the Distance.
Disney’s Go the Distance: A Twisted Tale is out now, click HERE to get a copy today!