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The Eighth House: Hades & Persephone

For those of you bookworms that love the greek Gods and Goddesses I came across a book that was actually really good. Hades with a backbone and kind heart? Check. Persephone with a kind heart and grows as a person? Check. Decent side characters? Check. It is also noteworthy to mention that Aphrodite was a likable character later on in the book.

The Eighth House: Hades & Persephone by Eris Adderly is the first book in the Flames of Olympos series. Unfortunately, it was published in 2017 (September, I believe) and there has yet to be a second book in the series. Hopefully there will be a second book this year. Definitely looking forward to this series being continued, though.

Hitting the mark at 278 pages it is neither a long novel nor a short story, it met at a happy middle. The e-book can be downloaded from here (thankfully, it's not expensive!), which is also available on Kindle Unlimited. And for those who prefer paperback, that is available too.

The Eighth House: Hades & Persephone
by Eris Adderly

Rules, rules. Always the rules. Her mother’s edict forbids her the company of any male god. She can’t speak to them, can’t look at them. Can’t even attend the Olympian feasts. As far as Demeter knows, her daughter remains a maiden. 

But Persephone leads a double life. She finds her affection elsewhere, and in plentiful supply. If only the sons of Man made her happy. If only she could put a name to this need she feels. It grows by the day, dark and unfulfilled. An eternity of enforced loneliness looms, and Persephone contemplates a drastic choice to escape it. 

Only one thing stands in her way. 


Where earthquakes rend hill and vale asunder, and the abyss yawns to devour falling screams, the black halls of the Underworld await. The Lord of the Dead follows only one set of rules: his own. 

And he expects Persephone to obey. 

Eris Adderly draws you into a spectacular world of dark mythology, where legends bloom with sensual new life and the stories you thought you knew turn out to be just the beginning. 


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