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For the Love of Hades (Loves of Olympus #2)

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  329 ratings  ·  63 reviews
Hades, God of Death, has no heart. Persephone is determined to prove otherwise…

Hades, the Lord of the Underworld, has no patience for living things or his Olympian brethren. His purpose is order, administering justice to those who enter his realm, and keeping the balance decreed by the Fates. Meeting Persephone sways his focus, her gentle sweetness threatening his control.
Unknown Binding, 301 pages
Published January 2013 by Crescent Moon Press
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Sasha Summers
Apr 13, 2012 Sasha Summers rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
Loved writing this book, as I did Medusa's story. The myths offer so much to celebrate and work with. I hope my stories do them justice.
I picked up this book after browsing through many novels inspired by the Persephone/Hades mythology for many reasons: firstly out of all the books I looked at (there were many I promise) this one had acquired a good number of consistent good reviews and secondly I like my mythology to stay in mythology (that is it doesn't blend it to the modern world).

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it is nice take on the famous mythology and worth the read. I love how Hades is portrayed the as mis
“Lost in Hell,-Persephone, Take her head upon your knee;
Say to her, "My dear, my dear, It is not so dreadful here.”
- Edna St. Vincent Millay, Collected Poems

set around the time when Athens was under attack for the second time by the invading Persian army, For The Love of Hades focuses on Persephone, Goddess of Vegetation. it recounts how she first met Hades, God of the Underworld and what transpired afterwards when her mother Demeter, Goddess of Harvest, finds Persephone a mortal husband - Erys
Allison Collins
Best Wounded Hero EVER.
I am a huge fan of Sasha Summers and have devoured all of her books. But with her newest book, For the Love of Hades, she has catapulted into one of my favorite authors of all time.
The author has put a new twist on the Gods and Goddesses of Olympus by making them all too human, with everyday lives, loves, and heartbreaks. With her first book, Medusa, A Love Story, we met Medusa before she became the monster. With Hades, she brings the God of the Underworld to life.
Now, I
Shawna Romkey
This is another great book by Sasha Summers, the second in the loves of Olympus series. Persephone and Hades are fun to read. Hades is the dark, silent type and Persephone is full of light and laughter, but you root for them to find their way together the entire book. The descriptions of the Underworld are vivid and fun. I especially liked the tie ins to the first in the series, Medusa a Love Story. Though this could be a stand alone story, it was fun to be "in the know" of some of the backgroun ...more

Sasha Summers has written my ALL TIME favorite Hades..WOW


I could not put this down and did not want to! EXTREMELY ADDICTING! I will read anything from her in the future!
Lynn Rush
Wow!! What a gripping tale of Hades and Persephone. Like her book Medusa, A Love Story (Loves of Olympus, #1) by Sasha Summers, I fell in love with the writing. Sasha Summers creates such a fantastic world with her smooth writing and high-tension writing. I just could not put this book down.

Hades was so masterfully written I felt like I could reach out and touch him. I felt his pain. His desire. His loyalty. And his determination to be honorable. I fell in love with this character!

Sasha Summers knocked it out of the park with this one!
Jean Murray
I love mythology of any kind and this series has captured my heart, starting with Medusa, A Love Story. For the Love of Hades is an amazing and eloquent story that I couldn't put down. Ms. Summers is an amazing writer, trust me on this. One of the best I have read, actually. Hades is an amazingly deep character who has only known betrayal, until he meets the beautiful goddess, Persephone, who knows no such deceit. She tests his will to deny what he truly feels for her.

What a fantastic love stor
Jacqueline Buan
One of, if not the most well-written book I've ever read (To prove my point- for every chapter, I think I saved at least two to three quotes) For the Love of Hades is absolutely fantastic.

As always, I check the ratings and reviews of books before I give them a try myself. I was a bit doubtful, seeing all those 5 stars and words of praise, but now I can understand why. This is one of those rare books that have no fault. (It's not often that you can provide so little backstory for a character and
I was already in love with this book even before I start to read it!

I'm passionate about paranormal romance and the story of Persephone and Hades is probably one my favorite, but also the most difficult to tell/write and retell. This story is mainly based on the kidnapping of a young woman who's forced to marry a man she doesn’t love or desire. Miraculously, she can escape the Underworld for six months per year, but the other six, she must pass it through a gloomy world where death is king. She
Awww this was very good. One of the things I really liked about this story, was just the writing. I have written this before, but Author Sasha Summers, is just a wonderful writer; she's very creative and she just has a great writing style, that makes a story flow, and that's what I felt for this one. I have to write, that I know of the main Greek Gods, having heard of them since I was little, but I have not really read any stories about them, except facts from the Internet, but Summers makes it ...more

Pretty much.

Another Hades & Persephone retelling gone wrong. Horribly wrong! And am I surprised? Not even a little bit. *sigh*

The only series that I've actually enjoyed, that had them, was the Dark-Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon. And even then, they're not major characters [sadly].

Will I stop looking for Hades & Persephone retellings/stories? No, but my enthusiasm and hope for them are extremely low.

All in all, 1 out of 5 stars for how boring the story was and how nothing actually happene
Sasha Summers puts a unique and fresh take on the mythological tale of Hades and Persephone in 'For The Love of Hades'.
Out of all the Greek myths, the tale of Hades and Persephone has always been my favorite-I obviously have a thing for bad boys aka HADES.

'For the Love of Hades' has an interesting twist to the original tale...While, there are themes of the original in this version, alot of it is changed, which does not lesson the quality of this book.

The trouble with writing novels etc on alrea

While not nearly as tragic or heartbreaking as the first book n this series, Medusa: A Love Story, was at times For the Love of Hades was no less amazing!

The mythology surrounding Hades and Persephone is, while somewhat familiar to me, not one I know very well, unlike that of Medusa. So it was very interesting to read about the Hades the man we first meet in book one and learn what was underneath that indifferent yet beautiful face that Poseidon disliked so.

Hades was betrayed by both his brothe
Sasha Summers has completely won me over once again as her unique and fresh take on mythological tales continues with For the Love of Hades. In this latest installment of the Loves of Olympus series a new spin on the story of Hades and Persephone paints Hades as a conflicted yet very worthy of love character seeped in loneliness who would do anything to save the one bright light in his Underworld. Hades is brooding and sexy and more likable than the original myth makes him out to be. In contrast ...more
Sasha Summers captured my heart with her story of Medusa and I was very excited to have the opportunity to read For The Love of Hades. What a wonderful addition to her Loves of Olympus series!!

This is the story of Persephone and Hades, these two characters are written brilliantly! I immediately fell in love with these two, Hades with his quiet broodiness and inner conflict in regard to Persephone. Summers did such a fantastic job with Hades, I really loved reading him. And Persephone is just to
So, I wasn't sure this would top Medusa, A Love Story but oh boy did it!

I think it was the immortal bad boy Hades that did it for me.. In so many ways. As much love as I had for Medusa and Ariston, there was something so much more alluring for me between Hades and Persephone.

I also love how odd Persephone is. Like, sometimes? A total ditz.

I read this over two nights and each time had that little thought that said 'perhaps you should go to sleep now' - Uh, heck no! And any book that has that eff
Loved this book. I get really tired of Hades being portrayed as a jerk and big meanie. In this book he turns out to be this humbled, tortured soul who just needs love. And I love how all the gods have human like qualities. So storyline goes like this: Hades is a heartbroken humble god who just wants to be left alone, and Persephone is an innocent goddess with a strong attraction to him. Problem is her mother Diameter promised her to another. The story is fast paced but well worth the read. And t ...more
Aunque lei el libro en ingles... hare el review en español porque evidentemente me es mas facil desarrollar mis ideas en mi lengua materna.
Asi que... ya he dicho que tengo una extraña fascinacion por el mito de Hades y Persefone... este libro trata de ello con giro bastante interesante convirtiendose en una historia de amor bastante entrañable. La historia en si misma es distinta al mito, y aun asi sorprendentemente cautivante. La autora da vida a los personajes de un modo impresionante, el libr
Jen Hazlett
What a lovely and intense story. I am elated to say that this book lived up to what I imagined it to be like.

Ended up staying up last night to finish! ‿
Maya De toro
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I have not read the first book in the series, but was immediately drawn to this one as it focused on my one of my favorite Greek myths, that of Hades and Persephone. Ms. Summers did an excellent job with the plot and her character development and I was excited to read her rendition of the love of these two famous people.

I find that with authors tackling the burden of reinventing an ancient tale, I would rather them not stray to far into the "alternate universe". I want to see a solid base in th
Beverly J.
It is absolutely inconceivable to me that an author could make one of my most beloved topics uninteresting. Unfortunately, that's what happened with this book. I can't quite put my finger on what or why, the writing wasn't horrible. I wasn't familiar with the storyline of Demeter trying to pawn off Persephone to a certain king before Hades came to the rescue. In any case, even though this author has other books of this genre, I won't be reading any more of her work.
Debbie Roppolo
The imagery was spectacular in this book and Sasha Summers did a wonderful job of pulling the reader into story, making it almost impossible to put the book down.
I've always been a fan of Greek mythology, but Hades was never my favorite god. However, through Ms. Summers skillful writing, I found myself sympathizing for him, and hoping for his and Poseidon's relationship.
I read 75% of this book as sneaks while I was at work; I was that desperate not to put it down! Normally, I just read about one hour per day, on my lunch hour. I rarely read at home. That's usually satisfactory, but man, I just HAD to finish this!

I love Hades and Persephone, always have. So naturally, I love reading stories that put a not-so-sinister spin on their relationship. In all honesty, this book was very inactive. Not a lot happened most of the time. It was very dialogue-heavy. Usually,
I`m a huge fan of Greek Mythology, especially Hades, and I every much loved and I enjoyed this book. I really loved both Hades and Persephone`s characters, they were very well-written, and their romance and passion was just amazing.

Really loved this book! And the author is very talented and creative for making us fall in love with her book :D
Where as I enjoyed the first book, I really loved the second one. I thought that the love between Hades and Persephone was much more realistic and easier to relate too. The first one seemed a little bit too much like love at first sight. But it could also be that Hades has always been my favorite Greek God.
I was enjoying this story, but it got very dirty, very fast. I try to search out the level of sexual content in a book before I start it and this one seemed to be okay from what I read, but it turned out to be one of the dirties books I've ever read. I ended up putting it down. Definitely NOT young adult!

I am still hesitating between 3 and 4 stars... Don't get me wrong. There is nothing inherently wrong with this take on 'Hades and Persephone' myth. Quite the opposite. I appreciate that it's set in the mythological Greece instead of modern times. I like the characterizations of gods and goddesses well enough (Percy Jackson wouldn't enjoy his dad's portrayal though :P). I LOVED the fact that it was Persephone trying to seduce Hades during her time in the Underworld
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Sasha is part gypsy. Her passions have always been storytelling, history, romance, and travel. She writes both lyrical romantic fantasy AND steamy contemporary romance. Her first play was written for her Girl Scout troupe. She's been writing ever since. She loves getting lost in the worlds and characters she creates; even if she frequently forgets to run the dishwasher or wash socks when she's doi ...more
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