King of Shadows by Amelia Wilde

Modern take on Hades and Persephone with all the heat…and dark…

I have always been fascinated by the Hades & Persephone mythology. (So much so, that my bestie and I named a kitten we rescued Persephone due to a shared custody situation.)

Persephone has been sheltered by her mother her entire life. She has reached the point where she wants to escape. To experience things. Her fascination with the New York Public Library…I love it.

She has been taught that Hades is dangerous. That he will be her end.

So when she finds herself throwing herself at his mercy to save the boy she was meeting, she has no idea what she’s in for.

Hades (Luther) rules his world with an strict hand. Everyone has given themselves over to him in exchange for something. Little does he expect Demeter’s daughter to end up in that position.

He is fascinated by the innocent Persephone. He finds himself thinking of her more than he ever has for anyone.

They are both drawn to each other. He senses her darkness. She finds herself wanting him to do those dark things to her.

Definitely a fantastic modern take on the myth…and a much more adult take on it as well.

Dark, dark, dark. Love the dark.

This is only the beginning. Ends on a cliffie.

Can’t wait for the rest.

And I so hope Amelia explores the others, Zues, Demeter…fingers crossed.

I received a review copy. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3006210608