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My Lord Hades (Children of Khaos #1)

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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 i ...more
Published June 2010 by Ruis Publishing (first published May 27th 2010)
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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 t ...more
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 pri
Kasumi Ren
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Reena Jacobs
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I 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
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4.5 Stars

Stephannie 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 reall
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 usual
Joleene Naylor
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,
stella yip
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 ?
Shelley Chastagner
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".
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.
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!

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
Nyx Aine Ooi
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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
Expect my review Monday, November 29, 2010 on my blog:
Jun 16, 2013 Steff rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Surprisingly impressed with this book. A very good read but it was missing something. Hence, the 4 stars
Kirby Hamann
This really was a different version of the Hades and Persephone myth...
Vanessa Evans
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loved the book, couldnt put it down :)
Michelle Montgomery
i read all here stuff loved it all
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Stephannie Beman has been a storyteller since the moment she first learned to speak, an avid reader since before she could really read, a writer since she penned her first story, and a daydreamer on a mission. For her, fables have always been alive, fairy tales have lessons to teach, and myths are survivors of bygone years in need of an update.

Native of Coastal Washington, not Washington DC, but t
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