Fantasy Romance

Read Hades

Read Hades (The Court of the Underworld #3) by Alessa Thorn

There’s nothing that Hades Acheron hates more than someone messing with his business. Two members of his Court have already been crossed by the shady and powerful gang Pithos, and the Lord of Styx is ready to take matters into his own hands.

When an informants trail leads back to his business partner Demeter, Queen of Athens and her company ‘Morning Harvest,’ he’s prepared to be as ruthless as he needs to be to find out why she’s decided to double cross him.

If Demeter wants a war, Hades will give it to her, and decides to take the one thing Demeter cherishes over her empire; her daughter Persephone.

Despite appearances, Persephone is no pampered princess. With a curse to create life in one hand and control death with the other, she’s going to make life Hell for her kidnappers.

The Lord of the Underworld isn’t inclined to let enemies go unpunished, and it will take more than the irresistible demigoddess to stop him getting his revenge.

I’m a sucker for a Hades and Persephone retelling, and this was a good one. It started off a little similar to Neon Gods by Katee Robert, but turned different quickly enough. I liked the idea of this one to give her both life and death powers, to give them a bond and connection.

I like books where the heroine and hero decide to be together before the climax and face the final challenge together.

Would really benefit from another round of edits, lots of missing words and incorrect punctuation. The way it showed a continuing piece of speech after an attribution made it seem like someone different was speaking which was confusing.

By Tracy Durnell

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