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Thursday, February 7, 2013

89 Bewitching Book Tours review: For The Love of Hades by Sasha Summers

“Lost in Hell,-Persephone, Take her head upon your knee;
Say to her, "My dear, my dear, It is not so dreadful here.” 
- Edna St. Vincent Millay, Collected Poems

For The Love of Hades
set around the time when Athens was under attack for the second time by the invading Persian army, For The Love of Hades focuses on Persephone, Goddess of Vegetation. it recounts how she first met Hades, God of the Underworld and what transpired afterwards when her mother Demeter, Goddess of Harvest, finds Persephone a mortal husband - Erysichthon, King of Thessaly. 
readers will be in for a surprise with the way author Sasha Summers has portrayed Hades. the Lord of the Dead is presented in a very different light. the abduction of Persephone as we know it from the ancient texts is also handled differently. 
this is the second novel in the Loves of Olympus Series. the first one is Medusa, A Love Story which i had the chance to read and review last yearit was not something i expected but i still found it interesting that Medusa and her warrior guard Ariston were mentioned again here. their appearance, albeit brief, enhanced the storyline and solidified the link between the first and second books. this connection, among others, made me further admire Ms. Summers' writing. there is consistency in all her characters and their individual personalities. moreover, the worldbuilding is impressive throughout. every detail is well-thought-of. nothing is amiss.
the classic Greek writers may have been the first to record for posterity the story of Persephone and Hades but Ms. Summers' version is way better. i find her treatment more exciting, more dramatic, more intense and certainly more romantic. 
overall, this book has my vote. it is a worthy addition to the enduring legends of the gods and goddesses of Olympus. 

*For the Love of Hades is available at Amazon (paperback, Kindle) and Barnes and Noble (paperback). for more information about Sasha Summers and her work, please visit her website at http://www.sashasummers.com/ and follow her on Twitter. 

my personal rating is:
For the Love of Hades contains material not suitable for younger readers 16 and under.

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