Asphodel (The Underworld Trilogy #1)

Asphodel (The Underworld Trilogy #1)

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by Lauren Hammond
     
 

Persephone has been running for her entire life. Running from the humans to keep her immortality a secret. And running from a man who haunts her dreams. Not a man but a god, who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants. And what he wants most, is her.

Trapped in the realm of the dead, Persephone plans to return to the land of the living. The…  See more details below

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Persephone has been running for her entire life. Running from the humans to keep her immortality a secret. And running from a man who haunts her dreams. Not a man but a god, who will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants. And what he wants most, is her.

Trapped in the realm of the dead, Persephone plans to return to the land of the living. The underworld is a terrifying place where ghosts roam freely, three headed dogs patrol the gates, and it’s a living grave where the rules of earth and the warmth of the sun no longer apply. But then, something unexpected happens. Persephone finds herself falling for the god who abducted her, the god who has chased her for five thousand years, a god who is none other than death himself, Hades.

Ripped out of the underworld by Zeus, Persephone must find a pomegranate to return to the realm of the dead and to her beloved. Consuming only a seed of the fruit of the dead would bind Persephone to spend her life beneath the earth’s core with Hades. But Zeus has reduced every pomegranate tree in the world to ash. Except one. Persephone must locate that one remaining pomegranate tree, a quest that could ignite a war between the two mightiest of the god’s. A war that could cause Persephone to lose the only family she’s ever known or give up a love that comes only once every five thousand years.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013853300
Publisher:
S.B. Addison Books
Publication date:
12/19/2011
Series:
Underworld Trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
289
Sales rank:
250,139
File size:
237 KB

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Asphodel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please please please say you are writeing a book two before i go insane!!! This is a amazing book that i think really needs a book 2 and if i dont know what happens next my head might explode i highly recamand this book to everone!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book as a whole! I would have given this book 5 stars, but unfortunately there were so many grammatical and word errors in this book that it was almost hard to read at times. It got very annoying and troublesome for me, but that's my only complaint! It did go by quite fast, but thats a good complaint to have! All and all I loved the book, but the errors made it a bit of a nuscience to me.
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
I don't know why but I have a thing for Hades and Persephone re-tales of the story. It always intrigues me to no end. So when I picked up this book I knew I love it. And with the unique twist on the story, I fell in love with it. Besides the fact that it is a modern day re-tale of Hades and Persephone I really like the pursuit of it. I like that Hades chased Persephone and that she was unaware. The plot of the book is action filled and keeps you at the edge of your seat. I liked the development of Persephone feelings and the way she acted. To see her change and get to know Hades is wonderful. Obviously we all know the love interest, but what also caught my eye is the attraction to Adonis. I love that Persephone seems certain but uncertain at the same time. It's creates for much more drama to come. Overall, I loved it! Asphodel captures every bit of your imagination. Lots of running, righting, and emotions flowing off the pages. Asphodel is the start of trilogy that I know I will come quickly addicted to!
JeremyWest More than 1 year ago
Just so you guys know, this is a trilogy so there will be TWO MORE books!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Make a sequel please!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If she doesnt get a second book soon my head will implode i hate when i get a series thats not fully out yet but a great book by itself just needs a sibling to get my five stars might want to wait until rest of the books are out before you try to read this or you might go insane like me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was ok. There were several grammatical errors that after awhile were just too distracting to ignore. Also Persephone really bugged me. She tried to act all brave but was a big blubbering baby through most of the book. That might not bother you so much but i prefer the protagonist to have a little bit more of a back bone. The idea was good and the book is only 99¿. However I personally like "The Goddess Test" better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Serouisly?? Its been like 3 years since she wrote this and she hasnt come out with the next one??? Its a really good book, but that doesnt mean anything if you don't get the rest of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ahhhhh! I loved it! I simply can not wait for the next book! I highly recommend this book! It is sort of has a beauty and the beast feel to it. The only thing bad I can say is it has a few typos but nothing to major. I would have paid way more for this book it is that good! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I honestly couldn't put it down. The heroine in this novel is slightly predictable amd the hero, Hades himself, is completely intriguing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, but....... did she just abandon the series? Because it's benn about a year and a half since she published the book, and there STILL is no book 2. I'm getting mad because I really want book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so amasing i love greek myths so it fits perfectly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really great. I want a sequel though!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it!!! When is the next one coming?!?! It said its a trilogy so there has to be a 2nd one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe the reason she's taking so long is because she is taking a while on the next one? And since it's a trilogy, she also could be writing the next one! Does that work... heh heh?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an amazing book, I love it to peices cant wait for the next one. Is it just me or is it taking forver to come out?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!!!! ..Sequel? if there is any where are they? i need to know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Triciab04 More than 1 year ago
Ok.....seriously?? Lauren Hanmond, do you just poop gold?! I really did not expect to like this book as much as I did. Clearly I have read other books by the author, and just reading the blurb from this one I really had my doubts. I was very pleasently surprised. I liked the mix of modern and mythology. I enjoyed hearing Hades and Persephone's story. It was neat to see a different side to the, pretty much ultimate bad boy. I just hope the second book comes out soon! I would love to read more of this series!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow!! This book almost brought me to tears! In the seventh and early eighth grade I had one teacher who loved greek mythology, and it seems that she passed it along to me. Because of this book I constantly view life from the eyes of people like Hades and Persophone. I recomend this book for ages 12plus. There are many errors in grammer, but its still a great book!!! I hope you love it!!! XOXOXO OliviaZB
BalletForever More than 1 year ago
The grammar in this book was terrible! It was a very interesting story and I got sucked in right away, but there were so many errors that it was difficult to read at times. Just so you know, it ends on a cliffhanger and the second book isn't out yet, so don't read it if you don't like being tortured.