So here we have a very imaginative take on the Hades and Persephone myth. But, unlike many of the books floating around lately about these 2 it is not a romance between them.
Hades (aka Darkness) is the baddie while Percy can’t even remember that she was once a goddess.
There is quite a bit that goes on in this book and I don’t want to risk giving too much away – although things do seem to be pretty obvious as you read and things unfold.
The only characters that I really liked were Percy and her best friend Marianna. The Guard (which consists of the rest of the main characters) kind of bugged me. They were so blind and prejudiced, that they ignored all of the signs pointing to Percy and waltz straight into a trap – that anyone could see coming from a mile away. At that point all I could think was, ‘Yeah well, it serves you right, if you die I will not miss you’ Idiot people. And the reasons behind their doubt and idiocy were not even logical *cough* jealousy *cough*
Our ‘hero’ – I used the word very loosely. Was the dark brooding type which apparently is meant to be seen as sexy… Now don’t get me wrong I love me some Mr Rochester but I just saw this guy as being moody and wanted him to grow up already. And man up when the time came for him to fight for the woman he loved. Needless to day he was not getting many brownie points from me.
There was a freaky supporting character and I couldn’t figure out if he was supposed to be some kind of comic relief or just a scary randomer… Yeah… I really wanted to skip his bits as he really creeped me out.
All in all a fun listen. (yeah, I listened to this in audio-book format). The narrator did a brilliant job of the voices and at keeping me in the story when all I wanted to do was knock some heads together. If I had been reading and not listening to this book I think it would have been air-born and hitting the wall a few times.
It was definitely a different take on the Hades/Persephone tale. Not a favourite though…