“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|
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 year. it 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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