Book Review: My Lord Hades by Stephannie Beman

Genre(s): Romance/Mythology

BlurbBetrayed by the Gods he once served, battle-weary Hades promised to never allow another god power over him, but he didn’t plan on the Fates intertwining his future with the stunning woman dancing in the moonlight, or the rise of his Phlegethon nature that demands he claim her as his own.

My ReviewHades and Persephone have always been my favorite of the Greek myths, so I wasn’t sure whether I would love this book or hate it.

I loved it.

When the book opens, we find Hades as a prisoner in Tartarus, tortured by specters of his past. Zeus and Poseidon appear and offer both Kingdom and bride to Hades if he will help them finish the ongoing war with the Titans. It’s a simple choice between agony and revenge.

Meanwhile, Persephone is living with her mother Demeter. She’s lost all of her powers, but even worse, she’s lost her memories as well. Unhappily sheltered, Persephone knows there is something more; something she is missing. And, when she meets the dark, mysterious Hades one day, she discovers what it is.

Stephannie Beman takes the story of Persephone and Hades and adds enough twists to make it new and bring out the underlying passion I always felt was hiding beneath the myth. Her representation of Hades as the smoldering bad boy with a dark, regretful past and a desperate need for the salvation only love can bring is dead on. Meanwhile, Persephone slowly changes before the reader’s eyes from a very timid creature to a woman who is more than capable of holding her own.

There were several surprising plot twists (The underworld’s first ruler, for instance!) and even some humor in the form of the Nymphs.

In short, all I have to say is that if Hades came thundering towards me on a chariot, I most certainly wouldn’t argue ;)

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