My Lord Hades

My Lord Hades

by Stephannie Beman


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Past shrouded in darkness and uncertainty, Persephone, daughter of the Earth goddess Demeter, hides from the world while she heals from the ordeal that stole her memories and her magic. She dreams of the freedom and love she believes out of her grasp, until a chance meeting with a stranger in the forest changes the course of her life forever.Betrayed 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 intervention of the Fates intertwining his future with Persephone. She is the siren calling him, promising the completion of heart and soul, but only a fool accepts the gifts of a siren, or fights against the will of the Fates.

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ISBN-13: 9781717246042
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/30/2018
Series: Children of Khaos: The Originals , #1
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

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My Lord Hades 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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ReenaJacobs More than 1 year ago
I downloaded my sample and dipped my foot in. I was a little tentative… okay, a lot tentative. Am I going to like it? I hope it’s good, my mind said as I read. A few hours later, the sun was rising, and I’d stopped squinting at My Lord Hades like it was out to get me. I could have starred in the Mikey Life Commercials. “She likes it. She likes it. She really likes it.” I sent off a request and a coupon for a free copy was in my emailbox when I woke up the next afternoon. Let’s start with the characters. Ms. Beman did a great job giving each of her characters a distinctive voice. Hades was burdened yet honorable. He was a break away from the gloomy Guses who are popular in many works today. Of all the characters, I’d say he was the most tenderhearted. Yet he was caring in a way which didn’t detract from his masculinity. Well, done. I liked him. Persephone reminded me of a butterfly or Snow White. Picture the scene where Snow White or any of the Disney Damsels who sing, dance, and just enjoy life. That was Persephone. I worried I’d grow tiresome of her frolicking, but as the plot unfolded, so did other facets of her personality. I admit, Persephone wasn’t one of my favorite heroines. Mostly because I don’t go for the damsels in distress type. However, Ms. Beman gave excellent rationales behind Persephone’s early behavior and by the end of the story, there was definitely character growth. Plot wise. I’m a sucker for Greek mythology. I got into it when I was a young girl, and it’s held my interest ever since. I expected to read a typical mythology about Hades and Persephone with the same old storyline, but fleshed out as Ms. Beman gave it her own voice. Boy was I wrong. Ms. Beman took liberties in weaving this story. Much is the same, so that it has the Greek Mythology feel, but a few deviations here and there really added a flare. It kept me on my toes, since I wasn’t sure how the storyline would differ from what I’d read of Hades and Persephone in the past. I know this is a nitpicking type of thing. But if you’ve read my other reviews, you know I’m prone to it. The story starts with a Prologue. Now I’m one to read prologues cause I’m afraid of missing things. This year, I found many people skip over the prologue. The prologue for My Lord Hades reads like a first chapter. It’s a shame Ms. Beman didn’t label it as such. I think she missed an opportunity there. The characters were well-fleshed. The plot was interesting and fresh. Overall, I enjoyed it. Not bad for a debut novel.
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Meli_Green More than 1 year ago
I have a thing for Greek Mythology so I figured I would give this a try. The Hades and Persephone tale is my all time favorite Greek Myth. With that in mind I picked up this title, and although it is not the Hades and Persephone story I know and love; this is not a retelling of the myth in a new way. This is a complete spin on the myth however; overall the story on its own was good. The plot was well developed and followed well, characters were deep and well thought out. No longer is this a story of two dimensional creatures that are either good or bad but rather one of complex individuals who live, feel and breath magic. Hades was a great hero, complex and very sexy. He was very tough but so gentle with Persephone. Persephone was a delightful character, also very complex. We started out not knowing much about her and as the story unfolded we discovered exactly who she was. Their characters were explored in depth and I really felt like I got to know them. Both were strong characters and I really enjoyed their love story. The secondary characters really added to the story and I enjoyed them, especially Thanatos. This is a great read for anyone who enjoys the Greek myths and romance. Defiantly a good find!
jbrussell More than 1 year ago
I've always been intrigued by the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone. However, as a warning to prospective readers, this is not an exact retelling of the classic myth. In this book, Hades fights the Titans to help Zeus become the chief god in exchange for the Sea, but Zeus dupes him and gives him the Underworld instead. In the middle of this, Hades stumbles upon the gardens where Demeter has been hiding her daughter, Persephone, for many years. It's love at first sight, and even as he tries to fight his growing attraction for her, he senses that she is the one who will complete him. I liked the secret admirer part of the book and how they first met, especially in light of the fact that she's never seen a man. Persephone, however, is only naiive and young on the surface. The truth is, she has secrets hidden in her past--secrets she doesn't remember due to Demeter supressing them. As the story unfolds, we are given pieces to the puzzle until the end, which is a lot of fun as I played the guessing game. Hades' reason for abducting Persephone is a good and solid one, so he's not the monster in abducting her that he's often portrayed as being in the classic myth. Even so, Persephone was taken against her will and is grasping with her new identity and has to learn who she once was, so she has her personal issues to deal with before she can embrace Hades completely. What I liked most about this book is that beneath Hades' hard exterior, he was tender in his love for Persephone, and for those of you who like virgin heroes, he qualifies. He can't kiss a woman without his passion nearly killing her which is why he's never had sex before. This is not a problem with Persephone who is the one meant for him, and when they do make love, it's steamy. So I classify this as a sexy read. And yes, Persephone is a virgin too, and as soon as he brings her to the Underworld, they are husband and wife as is the custom of that time. Oh, and Persephone is not the weakling that is often portrayed in the classic myth either, in case anyone wonders.
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Indy25 More than 1 year ago
This book is in dire need of an editor. There was a point where I was finding misspelled words, missed grammar, etc. on nearly EVERY page. I've never read such a sloppy piece. Ever. I guess you get what you pay for. If you want a story with a bland Hades and Persephone, here you go. While Beman certainly grapples with Persephone's abduction into the underworld, various plot issues do not make her plight sympathetic. In fact, Persephone is so annoyingly conflicted and sexual throughout most of the story that it's a wonder Hades sees anything worthy in her at all. Hades, on the other hand, spends most of his time fantasizing and not much else. In this version, he will die without his proper mate--a silly and unnecessary plot addition that adds nothing to the story. I found it quite frustrating to wade through 700 pages to get to the inevitable conclusion that was stated 50 pages in. If sloppy editing, a boring plot and mild erotica is what you want, I suppose this book fits the bill.
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Loved this book - totally worth the price (over 700 pages for less than $3)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, Love, Love this book.
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Not grate not bad...