“Welcome to Hell.”
Persephone Fields is just an average girl: beloved daughter and loyal friend. One night decides her Fate, when the prince of The Underworld becomes her savior and her kidnapper.
Hades has lived centuries in darkness and sin. When he decides to save the blonde goddess, he doesn’t consider the ramifications of his decision to bring her into his realm.
Two worlds divided struggle to find friendship in a history of family discord beyond their control. When attraction blurs the line, questions result in choices of love or loyalty.
A modern twist of the classic myth: Hades and Persephone, this version incorporates the sensual tension of opposites divided by contemporary humanity and mythical underworlds. Also reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, this is a love story ripe with desire.
Author’s note: This book contains scenes of sexual intimacy.
Spoiler Free Review
Hades was both what I expected and not what I expected. I’m a sucker for books that re-write Greek myths. Hades was a retelling of Hades and Persephone…sort of. In Hades, the Hades referenced is actually the son of Hades and Persephone. The book takes place in the 21st century but references centuries’ old feuds and pulls from the Greek myth.
I was intrigued to learn that this is L.B. Dunbar, whose books I love, writing as her altar ego, Elda Lore. The writing is fantastic with an ease that makes reading Hades a joy. There is so much character development that you can immerse yourself in their world. I enjoyed the twists she added to the myth. It added another layer to both the myth and the book.
A great re-telling with intriguing characters and a unique setting that will suck you in from page one.
Elda Lore is the alter ego of L.B. Dunbar. A writer of mythical tales in the modern world.