For the Love of Hades

For the Love of Hades

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by Sasha Summers

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Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, has no patience for the living or his Olympian brethren. His purpose is order, administering justice to those who enter his realm, and keeping the balance decreed by the Fates. Meeting Persephone sways his focus, her gentle sweetness threatening his control. But he will not be tempted.

Hades awakens something within the Goddess

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Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, has no patience for the living or his Olympian brethren. His purpose is order, administering justice to those who enter his realm, and keeping the balance decreed by the Fates. Meeting Persephone sways his focus, her gentle sweetness threatening his control. But he will not be tempted.

Hades awakens something within the Goddess Persephone. She feels no fear from his brooding presence. In truth, she's never felt so alive. Every stolen moment together only confirms her instinct: he is meant to be hers. Such a powerful union will face opposition - from Olympus, her troubled betrothed, the Fates, even Hades himself. But she is determined to win his heart.

Poseidon's scheming wreaks havoc upon Persephone. Hades has no choice - he must rescue her.

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For the Love of Hades 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very engaging and moving story that will have you rooting for a couple so hot they smolder. I had a hard time putting this one down, and I can't wait until the next Loves of Olympus book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very excellent and organized-plotted book! I was left wanting more and more until the very end! I love this novel right when I started reading this novel!
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CC_Graziano More than 1 year ago
A review copy was provided for an honest review. For the Love of Hades is a worthy sequel to the astonishingly well written and beautifully told Medusa, A Love Story (The Loves of Olympus). I consumed this book nearly as quickly as the first! I was just slightly skeptical to see how this could possibly top its predecessor but realized it wasn't about that at all. Both books are completely their own with two unique stories that should be appreciated separately. Though Medusa and Ariston's story was much more moving, Hades and Persephone's story is nothing short of incredible. The emotional weight each character carries with them is absolutely enthralling. Unraveling the tales behind the gods and mortals is fascinating as each story is as wonderfully tragic as the last. My favorite thing about both books is the opening prologue that shows a significant event that isn't what it seems as you find out upon reading further. Perception plays a huge role and twists the story in ways you couldn't even imagine. You think you know the mythology behind the characters until something unpredictable happens entrancing you ever more. Hades is emotionless, joyless, and the dark ruler of the Underworld. He'll send your soul straight to Tartarus if you're not worthy of Elysium. He cares nothing for those who reside in Olympus though he must convene with them now and again. He does his job and that is satisfying enough until he stumbles upon the beautiful and innocent Persephone. Persephone is the daughter of the Goddess Demeter. She brings life to everything that grows within the Earth. Hades brings with him death but when he sees the fair Persephone he feels a twinge of emotion unexplainable to even a God. Warring feelings threaten to destroy them both and keep them apart in this deeply captivating tale! For the Love of Hades is enchanting and begs to be read immediately following Medusa, A Love Story. Each Greek deity has dense layers that make exploring their characters even more exciting. This story picks up around the same time that Medusa, A Love Story is going on so you get to see another side to that as well. Sasha Summers makes each Greek tale worth reading as her stories are brilliantly told and seamlessly intertwined. Easily some of the best mythological retellings I've ever had the pleasure to read. Both myths are spun anew therefore revitalizing them altogether and making them even better than they ever were. If you loved Medusa's tale then you'll undoubtedly love Persephone's. I can't wait for what's in store for the next book which I'm going to grab the second it releases! Sasha Summers captures the very heart and soul of mythology and weaves it into sophisticated and strong stories.
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
Sasha Summers has completely won me over once again as her unique and fresh take on mythological tales continues with For the Love of Hades. In this latest installment of the Loves of Olympus series a new spin on the story of Hades and Persephone paints Hades as a conflicted yet very worthy of love character seeped in loneliness who would do anything to save the one bright light in his Underworld. Hades is brooding and sexy and more likable than the original myth makes him out to be. In contrast, Persephone is perky and playful and truly falls for Hades even though her mother promises her to another. Their scenes together are entertaining and heartwarming in the abundant love that's blatantly obvious. The scenes of the Underworld are vividly depicted with its darkness and various creatures that lend to its gritty nature. Seeing the love between the two of them amongst this darkness makes their connection even more heartwarming in its importance. Also vividly depicted are the other Gods and Godesses who, while full of powers, are still presented with the same jealousies and pettiness of us mere mortals. It made them easy to relate to and pulled me further into the story because of it. With plenty of Gods and Goddesses to choose from I'm greatly anticipating what Ms. Summers will put her personal stamp on next. Ms. Summers' writing style flows beautifully with an almost lyrical quality to it. The love story involving these two likable characters is intensely emotional and makes you a bit misty-eyed throughout their journey to be together. The interferences of others leads to life or death situations that make you want to scream at the injustice as you continue to root for Hades and Persephone. As the second book in the series it's not necessary to have read the first book as only one or two references tie into the previous installment. But this world and its characters will work their way into your bloodstream and you won't want to miss a single minute. With its unique voice and romantic writing style I've completely fallen in love with the Loves of Olympus series and highly recommend For the Love of Hades to those looking for something special to read that will leave a lasting impression!
trindiebooks More than 1 year ago
This is another great book by Sasha Summers, the second in the loves of Olympus series. Persephone and Hades are fun to read. Hades is the dark, silent type and Persephone is full of light and laughter, but you root for them to find their way together the entire book. The descriptions of the Underworld are vivid and fun. I especially liked the tie ins to the first in the series, Medusa a Love Story. Though this could be a stand alone story, it was fun to be "in the know" of some of the background goings on of the other gods such as Poseidon because of inside knowledge of the previous book. I highly recommend this book especially if you have any interest in the Greek myths. But even if you don't, the characterization and the romantic tension between Hades and Persephone is sure to keep you turning the pages. I can't wait for the next one!
ABCollins More than 1 year ago
Best Wounded Hero EVER. I am a huge fan of Sasha Summers and have devoured all of her books. But with her newest book, For the Love of Hades, she has catapulted into one of my favorite authors of all time. The author has put a new twist on the Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by making them all too human, with everyday lives, loves, and heartbreaks. With her first book, Medusa, A Love Story, we met Medusa before she became the monster. With Hades, she brings the God of the Underworld to life. Now, I am a sucker for Bad Boys, and talk about a bad boy! I’ve read Ms. Summers’ newest tale several times, and every single time I read it with a box of tissues. Hades is the ultimate wounded hero, the best one I have ever read. My heart breaks for him and his tragic past. He wants nothing to do with Olympus, but is called repeatedly to convene with his fellow Gods and Goddesses. On one such visit, he stumbles upon the beautiful Persephone in a meadow. Right off, he must do battle to save her life, and earns her respect for his handling of the dead. Persephone has no idea who her defender is – the god of the Underworld. She is drawn to him, and cannot stay away. Unbeknownst to her, her mother has betrothed her to a king. Persephone does not want to wed this stranger, but feels compelled to do her duty, even though her heart lies with Hades. Poseidon once again makes an appearance, and wreaks havoc with the lives of Persephone and Hades. Hades must battle old and new enemies to save Persephone, and this time her very life hangs in the balance. This is the ultimate Love Story, and ranks at the very top of my favorites list. Sasha Summers is a very gifted author, and she proves this time and time again.