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In a world where Gods rule and Daemons are feared, Hades, the most notorious Phlegethon daemon-god to roam the ancient world, is released from his prison in Tartarus by the Olympian Zeus to aid in the war against the Titans. Past shrouded in darkness, Persephone, daughter of the earth goddess Demeter, heals from the ordeal that stole her memories and the magic that is an iIn a world where Gods rule and Daemons are feared, Hades, the most notorious Phlegethon daemon-god to roam the ancient world, is released from his prison in Tartarus by the Olympian Zeus to aid in the war against the Titans. Past shrouded in darkness, Persephone, daughter of the earth goddess Demeter, heals from the ordeal that stole her memories and the magic that is an integral part of who she once was. When she meets a stranger in the woods, her life is forever changed. 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 the stunning woman dancing in the moonlight, or the rise of his Phlegethon nature that demands he claim her as his own. Persephone has become the siren calling him, promising the completion of heart and soul, but only a fool accepts the gifts of a siren, or fight against the will of the Fates....

Title : My Lord Hades
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ISBN : 9780984507122
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 563 Pages
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My Lord Hades Reviews

  • Meret Punk
    2019-06-18 08:48

    4.5 stars❤Let me start by saying that this book was definitely not what I expected when I started it..It was so much better!!It surprised me, and I couldnt have been more satisfied with a Hades and Persephone book❤ I loved it❤..What I dont love in this book however, is the cover, I REALLY dont like the cover..And I didnt really like Persephone, just saying xD..

  • Tdot
    2019-06-03 14:06

    I really loved this rendition of the myth of Hades and Persephone. Beman has not only created a sexy hero in Hades, she has also written a fascinating, mysterious and multi-layered back story for Persephone. All too often, Persephone is portrayed as an innocent witless girl. Not so in this book! She is a curious, passionate and vivacious woman. Typically, Demeter is the only character who treats Persephone like a child. The novel begins with Hades being released by Zeus and Poseidon from the prisons in Tartarus, in exchange for his help in fighting and recapturing the escaped Titans. Hades helps , but he just wants to be left alone to live his life in peace after he wins them the war. This relative peace is short lived when he comes upon Persephone in her mother's grove...At first, the story seems to be about Hades, but, as it often happens in the retelling of this myth, it is much more about Persephone's path of self-discovery and who she can become sans Demeter. As for Hades, he yearns for someone whom he can love and who can love him back completely; his Phlegethon demon calls to another. He must soon find his mate or else spend eternity in madness.I'd love for her to write Thanatos' story!

  • StrangeBedfellows
    2019-05-30 06:56

    I am greatly impressed by this book. I love the Hades/Persephone myth, and I'm always on the hunt for good novels based on the story -- surprisingly, there are as many as one might expect, and several of them are downright awful. So, my expectations were not all that high when I started to read "My Lord Hades". I shouldn't have been such a pessimist, though, because this story is very well done. Yes, there are several editing issues, which is unfortunate, but for once I was willing to overlook those in favor of the high points.The characterizations of Hades, Persephone, and the other gods are everything I could have hoped for. Also, the author put just enough of an original twist on the story to make it fresh without drastically veering away from the foundational myth. Most of all, I enjoy the way the author handles the vast mythology as a whole -- using side characters, casual mention, gossip, etc. to incorporate the many related stories without getting carried away. I will definitely be keeping an eye on this author.

  • Andrea Prepo
    2019-06-11 14:10

    I was really excited to start this book, not only is a retelling of one of my favorites myths of all time, but the book seemed to have taken just the right tweaks to make it original and enjoyable. The idea of Hades being a completely different type of god, not only that but an embodiment of the phlegethon river? Making him a god driven by pure emotion and passion. As a fan of hotblooded, brave, passionate warriors, blackdagger brotherhood style, count me in! And the changes in how the olympian titan war was ended, well I was pretty intrigued by how the rest of the story will enfold.It was a bit of a dissapointment. First things first, this book needs some serious editing work. I can overlook some faults here and there, even some typos since I'm very prone to make them myself. But a two pov story that seems to just chop one another, not a smooth transission between them and even overlaping in time making hard to discern if you're actually reading the same scene from another perspective or going into the next one. Not so much. I'm not saying every erotic romance novel out there should have proper aristotelian unities or uptight narrative structures, but an enjoyable reading in which we can immerse ourselves in the emotion of the characters and enjoy their journey towards one another. I'm not against a love story between a hardened warrior, who is a sensitive and a fair man inside, with a very innocent girl whose trying to understand her place in the world and slowly falling in love. I'm not against predestinated couples, who are made for each other since the moment of creation. And I'm obviously not against a female character slowly discovering her own power and proving her worth. Actually I rejoice in that kind of stories, because they can be so intense, the fear of taking that leap and letting yourself loved and to be loved. This one didn't have enough of that. Sometimes it would tick on it, but it seemed that they just wanted to fastpaced to the next scene, instead of giving us a little bit more of dept about the feelings and motivations of each character. Hades would state how he couldn't let himself see Persephone again,with the purpose of protecting her from whichever disaster he might bring to her, to go and do it in the next paragraph. I understand he wasn't able to refrain his desires, that it was his nature to do so. But that's the thing, I knew it because I could imagine it, not because anything in the narrative sugested it. I'm not even going to talk about Persephone, because this will become a rant. She was doing so good in accepting her true self, she even had great moments which show how resilient she could be. But in the end, when I expected her to stand for what she truly wanted and be clear about it to her mother a husband, she just did it with a scream an a sentence only to wander untill others gave her again the resolution to stand by her choices. Not fulfilling at all.In addition, the extend passion of which every phlegethon god would fight, live, consume and eventually show to its couple. I never felt it. The merge of body, mind and soul. It wasn't portrayed to the reader, it didn't have the urgency such moment should have had. I can name endless books of this genre who have portrayed that moment of union as important, trascendant, not only the description of who touched what and a few emotions here and there. But the set of the scene, how every touch and caress more intense because it was share between those two characters. J. R. Ward is great in doing so, Sherrilyn Kenyon could give lectures about it. Stephannie Beman should, and I'm sure she can, improve. She has what it takes to be a great erotic novelist.To wrap it up, for the great tweaks in the story it failed in gaving the other gods personalities outside the cliches we get in every book with greek mythology. Ares an agressive fool. Zeus an useless, full of himself, prick. Hera, the first most annoying woman in history. Again, the author has the imagination to be better and deliver a great book. Honestly I would give the second installment a chance, first because Aphrodite (even with her, ahem, flirty inclinations) she seemed to have much more to show. And Hephaestus too. And second, because I firmly belive this author could do much better with the right guide. And I want to test it myself with the second one.

  • Reena Jacobs
    2019-06-10 08:43

    My review also on Ramblings of an Amateur Writer: 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.

  • Maya De toro
    2019-06-01 05:49

    In all things Persephone and Hades involved, this book is definitely one of my favorites. Two years ago I've read Stephannie Berman's My Lord Hades and didn't leave a review. After years I've decided to reread this story and once again fell in love with the characters. I liked the twist Berman placed around Hades upbringing.The novel starts with Zeus and Poseidon arguing whether they release Hades from his prison in Tartarus or not. After the brother's banter, Zeus releases him but with a price of helping him defeat the mighty Titans. Hades provides his own side of the bargain. However, in his mind, he wants nothing more to do with the children of Cronus. Yet, that thought shatters when he stumbles upon Persephone.The likelihood of Hades abducting Persephone revolves around many stories. Persephone, in her own sheltered world- curtsy of Demeter, is determined to see the world in her own eyes. Exploring them is her greatest wish, but seeking what her heart desires is what she wants all the more. Demeter, of course, is portrayed as the overbearing mother- in a way to put it annoying. Hades is my favorite since beneath his dark visage is a soft boy who seeks his mate. Persephone's character here is between annoying and not, her way of shutting her emotions out from Hades annoyed the heck out of me. But later she embraced these emotions which were good.Everything in this book is perfect. The only thing that I don't like is the cover. The majority of the books that I've read about Persephone and Hades involved plants, pomegranates and the backs of girls portrayed as Persephone.

  • Joleene Naylor
    2019-05-24 06:08

    Hades and Persephone have always been my favorite of the Greek myths, so I wasn't sure whether I would love this book or hate it. I loved it. When the book opens, we find Hades as a prisoner in Tartarus, tortured by specters of his past. Zeus and Poseidon appear and offer both Kingdom and bride to Hades if he will help them finish the ongoing war with the Titans. It's a simple choice between agony and revenge. Meanwhile, Persephone is living with her mother Demeter. She's lost all of her powers, but even worse, she's lost her memories as well. Unhappily sheltered, Persephone knows there is something more; something she is missing. And, when she meets the dark, mysterious Hades one day, she discovers what it is. Stephannie Beman takes the story of Persephone and Hades and adds enough twists to make it new and bring out the underlying passion I always felt was hiding beneath the myth. Her representation of Hades as the smoldering bad boy with a dark, regretful past and a desperate need for the salvation only love can bring is dead on. Meanwhile, Persephone slowly changes before the reader's eyes from a very timid creature to a woman who is more than capable of holding her own. There were several surprising plot twists (The underworld's first ruler, for instance!) and even some humor in the form of the Nymphs. In short, all I have to say is that if Hades came thundering towards me on a chariot, I most certainly wouldn't argue ;)

  • Leigh
    2019-05-31 13:50

    i fell in love with Greek mythology when i read the writings of edith hamilton. though Apollo is my favorite among all gods, i am quite fascinated with Hades. Even in books or any other writings,he is elusive that i do not really know about him except he is dark, handsome, rich and he abducted persephone.this book is not the exact retelling of the mythology but ooh i like hades too much that i can forgive some errors. it's nice to read that hades "has" feelings. very opposite of what he is usually depicted. same as the character of persephone: who is not a weakling after all.based on the books and writings, what i appreciate about hades among other gods is his passion, loyalty and fidelity (flirted w/ one nymph i believe) towards persephone. very unusual for a god indeed.if you are curious about what happened to hades and persephone in the underworld then this is a good book to read. it's melancholic, dark yet sweet and refreshing at the same time. just like the personality of hades and persephone themselves.

  • Paranormal Kiss
    2019-05-31 10:09

    4.5 StarsStephannie Beman's book My Lord Hades was a wonderful interpretation on the love story of Hades and Persephone. 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. It was not without strife or conflict but love did triumph in the end. The secondary characters really added to the story and I enjoyed them, especially Thanatos. I really enjoyed this book. It was very well written. This is a new author so I started reading it not knowing what to expect and I was very pleasantly surprised. I found it complex, entertaining, creative and a joy to read. Bravo to the author. I will definitely look forward to reading more by her. Highly recommended.

  • Constanza Gomez
    2019-06-05 13:44

    This book really needed a better editor, but despite that, I really liked it. This book is not meant to be faithful to mythology (many things are changed, like Hades not being son of Cronos and Rhea but Eris, and etc...) and there are some tropes I have disliked in all other Hades-Persephone books (as Demeter being overprotective or having male gods trying to assault Persephone). But despite those facts, I really could not put down this book and I've read it 3 times. I'm really amazed that this book -with its flaws- was far more "charming" for mme than other Persephone-Hades books I've read.I specially liked the portrayal of Thanatos, and the idea of Underworld having an ancient Queen. Again, this is not a 5 stars book, it seriously needed a better editing.

  • Kasumi Ren
    2019-05-27 13:49

    I didn't like how Persephone was portrayed in this novel. She was naive and a bit amusing at the first part, and then turned whiny and spoiled the next. I hated how she hurt Hades' feelings over and over again. I know she pushed him away due to Demeter's mind games when she was young. I also wanted to punch Demeter's face in this whole novel and really wished I could. But I liked how the author changed the end, instead of the 6-6 month separation, Hades and Persephone stayed together while Demeter accepted their relationship.

  • Anna
    2019-06-01 12:09

    I really enjoyed the way the author put together this story from the ancient Greek myth, fleshing out the characters in such a way that they became vital and interesting people.I loved Hades, his honour surviving through his torment and particularly his love for Persephone.Persephone's own journey to reclaim herself was well thought out.Unfortunately, the book was overly long and protracted, at times seeming to drag when it could have been a much more exciting and passionate shorter story. Still, I liked it.

  • stella yip
    2019-06-17 08:51

    I never thought that I would like this book very much. It has some surprising twist and turns.Hades and Persephone, both of them are very unique characters. There's a lot of interpretation of them through books and movie, but still, I would believe that deep down, Persephone saw something in Hades that is worth believe, trust and love with. Opposite attracts, right? She is like the ray of sunshine in his dark, cold world. Who wouldn't be attracted to the ray ?

  • Mei
    2019-06-18 13:51

    Very sweet book! I loved how Hades was described here. He's always thought to be a very scary god, but here he's just a man in love. Persephone also is different: she's not the godess of sring because that's her choice, but because it's necessary to save the humans. She's not so good as usually described. Very good and very different.

  • Rebekah
    2019-06-11 12:53

    This book is not for mythology purists but it is a fun and quick read. It had a little bit of everything. Action, adventure, mystery and romance. It did have some of the foundations of the old myths but Beman really took those stories and made them her own. I will be looking for more books by this author soon.

  • Shelley Chastagner
    2019-06-11 06:44

    If you enjoy mythology and romance this book is for you. Stephannie Beman does an excellent job of retelling the Persephone myth with real depth to the characters and a gripping plot. This is my first book by Stephannie but most certainly will not be my last. This version is an adult only read but she had released the same book in a "clean version" under the title "Persephone".

  • Nessa
    2019-05-25 12:51

    Nothing special about this story. Would have loved it if it was a movie. I felt Persephone to be a phony when she went from openly attracted to Hades to despising his abduction of her. Its like a little girl trying to be an adult or having her new toy taken away from her. two words: not endearing

  • Caitlin
    2019-06-19 07:10

    Great retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth. I love this author's twist on the story. It makes for a great read. I think the romance is my favorite part of the book though. I love when love is used to heal tortured souls. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a good paranormal romance book. FYI, this book has mature content in certain scenes. You have been warned. :)

  • Grace
    2019-05-31 10:53

    Cute little romance. Really like it when authors get creative about the Olympians... The whole idea of brothers and sisters being closer than close? Let's just say I like Stephannie Beman's version more.

  • Nyx Aine Ooi
    2019-06-07 06:06

    Nice. Woman has the power,Go Persephone! I was annoyed with her for actin like a prissy kid but eventually she grew up.Demeter made me wanna slap her at times but she's a mum. She does what all mum does: worry.

  • Jennifer
    2019-06-06 10:09

    I would have given more stars as the plot and the overall idea was well thought out and executed...the book however could use some polishing and an editor for typos and some spots for POV issues etc but by and large I enjoyed this!

  • Angarad
    2019-05-23 08:53

    Loved it!!! I always liked mythological stories and I have more than positively surprised by My lord Hades. Stephannie Beman reshaped a classic tale while making her characters accessible to common mortals :). A must read

  • Anne-Marie
    2019-06-02 07:50

    The beginning of the book was ok, but halfway through it, I lost all interest. I finished it, but I wouldn't recommend this book.

  • Reena Jacobs
    2019-06-06 09:57

    Expect my review Monday, November 29, 2010 on my blog:

  • Dasia Selver
    2019-06-11 10:00

    I love it its such a new perspective on these character.

  • Kirby Hamann
    2019-06-20 14:08

    This really was a different version of the Hades and Persephone myth...

  • Steff
    2019-05-21 07:50

    Surprisingly impressed with this book. A very good read but it was missing something. Hence, the 4 stars

  • allie lopez
    2019-06-08 09:07

    Will add review later on and rating may change ---->

  • ZeeZee
    2019-06-11 09:58

    loved the book, couldnt put it down :)