“He leaned forward, rested his elbows on his knees and covered his face with his hands.
What had he done? How could he make amends now that his heinous act had been hidden so long? Using his powers to aid a mortal would seem trivial in comparison with the offense he’d committed against Demeter. Against Olympus.
And yet, he felt whole.
The raw emptiness that he’d held at bay, for nigh on an eternity, no longer threatened to consume him. Having her here, with her constant laughter and endless conversation, had changed his world irrevocably.”
(Page 4, For the Love of Hades).
Surprised. That is the way I would describe myself while reading this book.
As a lover of Greek mythology, I wasn't sure how I would feel about the spin that romance would put on the tales I love. My fingers itched to turn pages before I'd finished the one I was devouring. My mind ached to know how the tale would spin itself. The characters stayed true to mythology, and I was warmed by the way love could change the way I viewed them.
When the book finished, I was overwhelmed with a need to sigh, the way all good books should leave their reader. To say that I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series is an understatement, and I hope it follows along the same lines as this. For me, this was a work of art. A web of words, weaved so delicately that it left me wanting more, a hunger that wouldn't be satisfied until the book was completed.
To any considering this book, For the Love of Hades is a book worth reading, and I recommend the series to any that have an interest in Gods, mythology or old world tales.
Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, has no patience for living things or his Olympian brethren. His purpose is order, administering justice to those who enter his realm, and keeping the balance decreed by the Fates. Meeting Persephone sways his focus, her gentle sweetness threatening his control. But he will not be tempted.
Poseidon’s scheming wreaks havoc upon Persephone. Hades has no choice - he must rescue her.
Hades awakens something within the Goddess Persephone. She feels no fear from his brooding presence. In truth, she’s never felt so alive. Every stolen moment together only confirms her instinct: he is meant to be hers. Such a powerful union suit will face opposition – from Olympus, her troubled betrothed, the Fates, even Hades himself – but she is determined to win his heart.