Review: Persephone by Kitty Thomas

July 4, 2017 Review 0

Review: Persephone by Kitty Thomas

“A dark, lush retelling of the Persephone myth as only Kitty Thomas could tell it.” — Anna Zaires, New York Times bestselling author of Twist Me

When Persephone was born, Zeus received a troubling prophecy. Some day his beautiful innocent daughter would be taken captive by Hades, the dark god of the underworld. Determined to protect her, her father hid her away in the human world where she would be shielded from her fate.

Hades learned of this betrayal nine centuries ago. He’s been searching for his destined queen ever since. And when he finds her, no power on earth or below it will stop him.

He will take her. He will corrupt her. And Zeus will suffer for daring to keep her from him.

Title: Persephone
Author: Kitty Thomas
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Blood Mate, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30529483-tabula-rasa, Surrender
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: June 26, 2017
Genres: Dark Fantasy, Erotic Fantasy Romance, Mythology
Pages: 192
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Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: five-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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My introduction to Kitty Thomas new book was without a title, cover or blurb but I was told it had magic. Magic like a PNR or Urban Fantasy? Neither. Neither? How is that possible? Then I got the book and my jaw dropped. The title explained that magic to me. Persephone. Oh my gosh! Ms. Thomas has dipped into Greek mythology. This isn’t magic, this is the world of gods! Persephone was the goddess queen of the underworld, wife of the god Hades. I knew all this going in and couldn’t wait to see what kind of spin Ms. Thomas would come up with.

Get ready for one steamy retelling of Greek mythology. Sweet, innocent Persephone is about to meet her man when Hades comes to claim what is his…in every sense of the word. He will take her. Oh yeah, he takes her – her will, her body, her love. He will corrupt her. Corrupt is such a gentle word for the hedonistic things Hades has planned. Ms. Thomas has not lost her touch when it comes to heating up the pages.

All debauchery aside, there still is a love story to be had between Persephone and Hades. She comes to care for him, the lengths he goes to keep her. We know how, at least those of us who know the myth, knows how it ends. Yet I didn’t care. The detail and character this retelling contain had me feeling I was reading the story of Persephone and Hades for the first time. Not exactly perfect lovers but perfect for each.

Lovers of twisted, erotic mythology are going to love this book!

 

 

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