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A Touch of Darkness (Hades x Persephone Saga Book 1)

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Yes, he is Lexa’s boyfriend, but Persephone has been best friends with her for YEARS, and the fact that Jaison is Lexa’s significant other does NOT undermine the relationship between the friends. In case you aren’t familiar with Scarlett’s series, she has published three books from Persephone’s point of view ( A Touch of Darkness, A Touch of Ruin and a Touch of Malice - the third one I have yet to read), and she is also writing the same stories from Hades point of view (A Game of Fate, A Game of Retribution and A Game of Gods - only the first of these three are out in the world). And of course, every appearance Hermes makes reminds me of why he is my absolute favourite character in this series. Hades, God of the Underworld, is known for his inflexible rule, luxurious night clubs, and impossible bargains. Readers and fans of fantasy romance books are in love with the Hades x Persephone series by Scarlett St.

Faced with a side of Hades she never knew, and crushing loss, Persephone wonders if she can truly become Hades’s queen. As for what I disliked, it’s not anything huge but I would have loved a little bit more of the traditional myths being weaved into this retelling. Does she want passion and/or love (two things that are alternately conflated and differentiated, as the situation dictates)? However, there will be spoilers for the development of Hades and Persephone’s relationship as the books progress.Leslie graduated magna cum laude from Davidson College where she honed her writing skills and also holds two Master's degrees. All of our books are 100% brand new, unread and purchased directly from the publishers in bulk allowing us to pass the huge savings on to you! However, with the insta love, that is definitely stemming from the roots of Greek Mythology so that, I accept begrudgingly. What I got instead was an increasingly annoying, stupid, bratty, and insecure Persephone, who seemed to learn absolutely nothing from the events of Book 1.

Now embroiled in a fight for humanity and battles between the gods, Persephone and Hades have entered a world they never thought they would see. To end the chaos, Persephone must draw upon her darkness and embrace who she’s become—goddess, wife, queen of the Underworld. There is both a mutual respect and a deep friendship between the three of them, even though Hermes is like an annoying little brother (well… nephew) to Hades. Their communication and ways in which they worked together in this book made me feel as if I was a proud mother. Hades has the same intensity, the same power, only that now we can see him more human and more aware of his feelings and vulnerability.Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favourite bets are rumoured to be impossible.

It had to do with the original idea that Hades and Persephone were forbidden and because of that, everything revolved around them. Persephone on the other hand was kind of difficult to understand, I sensed a lot of immaturity from her side and that she was very confused. Getting to slowly see how Hades lives his life, find out what makes him happy, and who he is as a person behind all of the garbage nonsense that is spread around was my favourite part of this book. Enter a world where Greek mythology and romance intertwine in an epic saga that will ignite your imagination and leave you breathless. If you want to know a bit more about Theogony and Works and Days you can have a look at my review here!He'll tell her, "I don't have full control over my contracts and have to consult with the Fates", and she'll continue to berate him for his "unfair" contracts that "ask the impossible". I definitely should have done book reviews after each of these books instead of doing one for all of these books now, but lesson learned for future series that I begin!

If you’re looking for some fun videos that combine cute makeup looks with greek myths, then you should definitely check out Hannah’s videos on YouTube! Her writing style is easy to follow and helps to achieve that connection to the character - like I often found myself laughing at comments made by Hermes. Without a doubt this is my favourite book of this series so far, with A Game of Fate in a very close second (which is book number one from Hades point of view).Reading this book felt like a fresh look at a story I was familiar with, but in such a different way it felt like an entirely different story entirely. The personal development of these three characters in particular really struck me in this book, and it honestly warmed my heart. But, while you’re reading about Percy, Annabeth and Grover go on quests, you’re actually being exposed to a lot of the core gods, monsters and myths of Greek mythology.

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