Receiver of Many

Receiver of Many


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Receiver of Many by Rachel Alexander, Morgan Bondelid

Persephone's life has been one of leisure among the verdant fields: the maiden of flowers, sheltered by her mother, the Harvest Goddess Demeter. Now she is a woman, a goddess in her own right, yearning for freedom- even as the terms of an ancient pact are about to come due.

Hades's life has been one of solitude in the somber land of the dead: for millennia he has served as the God of the Underworld, living without attachments, eternally governing the souls of mortals. But he dreams of the young goddess who was promised to be his wife, and knows it is time for his Kingdom to have a Queen.

When Hades arrives to claim his betrothed, he finds a young goddess eager to unearth her divine potential- and a powerful mother unwilling to let go. Receiver of Many begins an erotic story of passion and possession, duty and desire, and a struggle that threatens both ancient Greece and the Realm of the Dead itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996644709
Publisher: Rachel Alexander
Publication date: 09/19/2015
Pages: 498
Sales rank: 419,344
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Rachel Alexander has been a resident of California all her life and finished her first novel at age 16. She co-wrote a play that won awards from Bill Moyers of PBS and the University of Southern California. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Literary Criticism with an emphasis on creative writing.

When not writing, Rachel can often be found sewing corsets, overstocking her spice cabinet, and petting chickens. She is married and lives in San Carlos, CA with her wonderful husband/editor.

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Receiver of Many 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Texture rich environment with flowers, scents, symbolism and character depth initially reigned me in to buy the book. The introduction to the characters and the story was done well with just the right amount of tension and a glimpse into their well fleshed out back story. What I personally like about this book though are the fickle and emotional gods. They aren't one dimensional representations of their powers. Although the book starts out strong, it becomes littered with many non-plot driving love scenes. I'm no stranger to romance novels but, the frequency had me skipping sections of the book at a time. And the story does get a bit convoluted with the introduction of new characters and subplots around the same time. (It may just be the long and unfamiliar names take a little more time getting used to, but when characters have more than one name it doesn't really help.) Overall an interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After having breezed through both Receiver of Many and Destroyer of Light, I am anticipating The Good Counselor so much that the day it becomes available for preorder I will preorder both an eBook and a paperback copy. Rachel Alexander is a phenomenal author so much so that I am now a life long fan.
LizC More than 1 year ago
Amazing book! The author creates an engaging and stunning world with three dimensional. memorable characters. Anyone who likes Ancient Greece, mythology, or timeless romance will enjoy this story.
Molly_Ringle More than 1 year ago
Epic retelling of Persephone's transformation from Kore, innocent maiden of the flowers, to Queen of the Underworld, as true to mythology as it could be while still being a love story between Hades and Persephone. (And a steamy, erotic one at that!) I loved how, like any proper novel, it went in-depth into the psychology of the gods in question (including a Thanatos who was much more devilishly likable than I expected), but also showed the vast scope of the world these larger-than-life characters ruled over. We get to see the living world freezing over in Demeter's grief and all the ensuing mayhem, as well as receiving an extensive tour of an Underworld that's gigantic and beautiful, if spooky--including a genuinely scary Tartarus. It's all told gorgeously, in rich colors and sensory details, and made me remember why I fell in love with these stories way back when I was a kid browsing my copy of D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths. So cool!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As someone who has previously read both books in their entirety on a fan fiction website as they came out I can say it was subpar. The characters were incredibly out of character with Kore seeming to be more like a simple minded ditzy disney princess then a goddess and very Mary Sueish. Hades being a virgin for that long was a bit eye rolling. I felt like I was reading a horrible porno half the time and even the erotic bits were very boring and sort of lacking in true depth. I think if the author would have perhaps published something different and not just copied and edited and republished something one could essentially have read for free on the internet she could have had something going. The majority of these reviews are mostly from the fans of the fanfic. Definitely not worth the $19 dollars for the book nor the $6 for the ebook. Save your money.
LiLiz More than 1 year ago
I could not have asked for a better retelling of the Hades and Persephone story from Greek legends. In Receiver of Many you are able to connect with the ancient gods of Hellas in a way you never have before. They are no longer the two-dimensional characters you read in Homer. You feel their pain, their joy, and their pleasure. Persephone is finally given a voice of her own and it is mighty. No weak willed plot device or fainting heroine to be saved, The Queen of the Underworld gives as good as she gets. This is a must read for any fan of Greek legends