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Ares

(Guardians of Hades #1)

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Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Fire, Ares was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai.

Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forb
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Published November 26th 2016 by Felicity Heaton
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)

Desire. Longing. Anguish. Action.

Ares is book one in a brand new series the Guardians of Hades by Felicity Heaton. Oh my, what a tale Ms. Heaton has constructed. This was an exceptional start.

We are treated to a story full of Greek Mythology that has been splendidly done. The author has added in some extraordinary new twists for the reader to explore.

In this story we focus on Ares. I enjoyed how the author portrayed him. He fights a never ending battle; along with his brothers to protect huma
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Julia
Oh my god I loved this book!!!!! The author has such a great imagination. If anyone loves paranormal books with mate-like plot lines you will love this book. Hero is completely devoted to the h from the moment he sees her. Can not wait to read the rest of the brothers books and we even get to meet Persephone and Hades! Would love it if the author writes a book on them.
The only problem I had with this book is that it has a lot of descriptions and drawn out explanations of emotions and the other
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Shari Kay
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-uf
2.25 ✭ The extra .25 is because I didn't skim (though I wanted to) and it was a "safe" read for me.

It took me three nights to read this...three, and it isn't a particularly long book. Beyond the premise of guardians of the underworld protecting humanity from a war with Daemons, which I liked, Ares didn't work for me character-wise or plot-wise.

So, Megan knows she's different than most humans because she can heal others with her touch. She's on the run because...??? I'm not sure. She says it's be
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Bj
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 "Fire God & His Healer" Stars.

In the debut of a brand new series that reminds me of a grown-up version of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson Series, Felicity Heaton sets up an urban fantasy world on the verge of war. The heroes in this series are all brothers, sons of Hades and Persephone, and gods in their own right. Each has been banished by Hades from the underworld and tasked with guarding the gates from the mortal world to the underworld to ensure that only gods, demigods and others selecte
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Rhea_Sways

MOMMYY the stars won't go any lower!!
Oh gods from above and the shady-utterly-stupendous-and-stupidly-fucking-annoying-gods from this book. Spare me.. please.. of this torture.
I do not know how these authors make it to the publishing houses and produce such garbage. Even bigger surprise is people are reading this and giving it 5 star reviews..

To each their own.. I am just speechless. The plot has 0 substance and more holes in it than than Swiss Cheese..

Speaking of cheese, the only chemistry betw
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Emily
Lord of Fire, Ares is protector of New York and the son to Hades and Persephone. He takes pride in his job and when he is hunting a daemon he inadvertently loses his power while protecting a young woman.

Megan has always had the power to heal and when she sees a man protecting her she steps in when he is injured. Little does she know that Ares will want her by his side and nowhere else. However a man like Ares cannot be with others, his touch would cause her body to erupt in flames. The only reas
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Tracey
Everything a paranormal romance should be!

This is book 1 of a new series and I can tell you I'm already hooked.

This book features Ares, his a Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Fire, and he is hot!

Ares has a job that is to protect the gate between our world and the underworld, this keeps him quite busy as there is always activity, on top of that he has to send daemons back to the underworld. Ares comes across a daemon in an alley where a woman is taking a shortcut and this is where things get
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Lisa
Feb 26, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The only reason I finished this book was because I paid $5 for it. I felt that things weren't clearly explained. I'm still not sure what the hell a carrier is or what this book's definition of a hellspawn is. It was like we were just given names to call things.

I have no idea how any relationship happened between Ares and Megan. He saw her in an alley being followed, saved her, we heard about how she had to protect him 100 times and about how he was her protector another 100 times. Then boom. Th
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Kelly
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ooh. A new series. I always enjoy getting to know new characters and all their quirks. Let's just say the brothers look like they're going to be a hoot. All of them. From first to last. (But maybe, possibly Esher most of all. THAT DUDE HAS A FEW UNRESOLVED ISSUES. Or something. Whatever it is that has him all riled up will be innnnnnteresting. I can feel it.)

But this is Ares story and we should really take a look at him instead of endlessly wondering what it is that turned Esher into a mortal-ha
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Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
Wowzer! An action-packed sexy page-turner! Yummy warrior gods and sassy strong women! I couldn't get enough of this book; taking place in the modern world Hades' son fight to protect the world and the Underworld against daemons.
From the first page I was sucked right in. I highly recommend this paranormal romance. It's definitely right up there with Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters and Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld. Highly recommended!
I voluntarily reviewed an arc copy from the author.
Romance Novel Giveaways Lauren Seiberling
This series is gonna be PHENOMENAL!!!

This book has it all; fire, mythology, an alpha male, action, mystery, magic, emotion. It reinforced, yet again, why Felicity is one of my favorite authors, and I know that any book of hers will be nothing short of intriguing and intense.

The stage is set for the rest of the series, and I'm beyond eager to see how it progresses with each brother, and to get more "pieces of the puzzle" to solve what is going to happen to the Underworld.

This turns into sort of a
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Claire
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've been really looking forward to this and I've got to say it didn't disappoint.

I'm a big fan of paranormal and fantasy books but I've got to say a lot of them are a bit samey and, putting it brutally, a bit meh. They don't inspire my imagination. Not so with Felicity Heaton's books. Hers are packed with new original ideas and worlds and great characters. I can honestly say that I have loved everything I've read by her.

This story is the first in a brand new series. It follows Ares. He and hi
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
In this brand new series from author Felicity Heaton she brings us seven Gods, the children of Hades and Persephone and they are the Guardians of Hades. Each brother lives in a different place and he is responsible for guarding a gate that can take others to Hades.

Knowing she is different but not knowing why Megan has stayed on the move since she discovered just how different she is from every other person she has ever meet. Everything she didn’t know changes late one rainy night on a walk home
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Raluca E
Dec 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
I have no idea why this book is rated so high. Despite my best efforts and after skipping loads of passages, I had to DNF. It's basically the script for very bad porn. Normally, I enjoy fantasy romance a lot, even if the storyline is not perfect, but this was just too much (or maybe I should say too little).

Most of the action takes place in the H's apartment, with a few excursions into Central Park. I mean, come on, can it get any more boring than that? And don't get me started on the writing.
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Petula
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Since Megan discovered her special power, she has moved around a lot. Never allowing anyone close, in case they find out. On the way home in the middle of a thunderstorm, she takes a shortcut to avoid a dangerous looking man. That turns out to be the worst, or maybe the best, decision of her life.
Ares is hunting daemons in his city, New York, when the evil smell of the one he is after reaches him. Ares is one of the Guardians of Hades. His primary power is fire. The Guardians are brothers, all
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Julia ➳ Tʜᴇ Rᴏᴍᴀɴᴄᴇ Rᴇʙᴇʟꜱ
Holy mother of god!!! I just finished this book and I am stunned once again by Felicity's writing. I have to say this is my new favorite of hers.

Ares is filled with drama, sex, action, and of course a love story. You have characters, you can connect to on a personal level. They are feisty and stand their ground! I could just picture what was going on in my mind!

The story begins with a young women named Megan. She has powers she can't explain... and in one night everything changes.

Ares, has th
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AnnMarie
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ares is the first book in the Guardians of Hades series by Felicity Heaton.

The author's blurb says: “Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Fire, Ares was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai.

Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to
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Alora
Apr 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
I read it all the way through, which is huge since I don’t bother with books anymore I’m not interested in. As it turned out, I was interested in the world, not the romance. I wanted to find out more about the sons of Hades and how the Universe was structured. The romance was flat. The characters were two dimensional. Shocking repetition of phrases like “she was his forever” and not much detail to make the characters real such as: “She looked down and her shoelaces were untied. Again.”

Also, I do
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*Flora*
I love this book, my 2016 review still stands! You can read my full review, on my WordPress blog, Flora's Musings...

2016 Review
...So, what did I like about it?

I am already a big fan of Ms Heaton’s other series and love her writing style! Her world building is amazing; it is her mix of fantasy and reality that captures my attention right from the start. Her characters are never black or white, good or evil but a complex mix of positive and negative traits and emotions which they either have to e
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Tracy
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm a complete PNR junkie but lately I've found myself reading more contemporary romance than anything else (don't get me wrong, that's not a bad thing) so it was a delight to read ARES and be reminded just exactly what it is about #paranormalromance that I love!

Felicity Heaton was one of the first PNR authors I discovered when I stumbled upon the genre and from the first book I read I was sucked in to her world. Her writing is fantastic, her heroes are hot, fierce and protective, a bit growly a
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Jasmin
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favourites
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Sportochick
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Yummy is all I can say about this new series. The seven brothers with entirely different characters in looks, personality and powers fired up my imagination for their stories that will be coming in this new Guardian of Hades series. All the brothers are introduced and dispersed throughout the story with Ares being the main character. Like all siblings there is lots of tension and secrets between them.


This book was powerful in setting up the series. A rollercoaster of emotions are intertwined wit
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 J.C. Starling
Dec 14, 2016 rated it did not like it
"Ares is the God of War" Not "The Prince of the Underworld" and his Father is Zeus and the only children Hades ever had were Macaria, Melinoe and they are both female!

It's okay if you don't know your ancient Greek gods but I do and it's just confusing really.
Mojca
The daemons in New York are getting numerous, cocky, and stronger. And one of them just got away, but Ares, one of the seven sons of Hades, tasked with protecting the seven gates to the Underworld to prevent this world colliding with the "other", is determined to find the bastard and do what he does to all the daemons—dispatch him.

Unfortunately (for her mostly), Megan gets in between. Stuck in the middle of the fight, she had no idea what's going on, except for the fact neither of the two fighte
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Sandy S
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 26, 2016

Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Fire, Ares was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai.

Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to protect his home from their dark influence. Ca
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ReadingDiva Book Reviews
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
**Originally posted @ ReadingDiva's Blog

Ares is book #1 in the Guardian of Hades series and boy, is it an awesome start. Ares is one of the sons of Hades and one of the guardians of the door to the underworld. With the title comes a lot of responsibility and Ares is more than willing to do the job, he has done it for centuries and he is good at it.

Are is a fantastic start to the series, the story revolves around Ares and his amazing power to control fire. But while he has a lot of power and stre
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Sarah
Seven brothers, Princes of the Underworld and children of Hades and Persephone who have been tasked with guarding the gates between our world the theirs - meet the Guardians of Hades. In Felicity Heaton's brand new paranormal romance series you'll get to know all these brothers and watch them fight to protect our world from a disaster that was prophesied by the Moirai.

Ares is able to control the element of fire, it makes him a powerful warrior but it comes with a very dangerous side effect. He r
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Kristina
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Felicity is one of my favorite authors and I was so excited about not only this release but the new series. Ares may be one of my all-time favorite novels from this author. I am a big fan of all her paranormal series, but I really like that we still get the paranormal vibes but with something more unique than the average paranormal creatures. (shifters, vampires, etc.) As a fan of Greek mythology, I loved that it played a large role in the story. A bunch of Hades hot sons keeping the world safe ...more
Denise Belt
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Megan has spent 15 years being different and kept herself apart from others in fear they would find out that she was a healer. One night as she heads home she is caught between a fight between two men that are far from normal. Ares is one of a group of brothers from the Underworld tasked with protecting the gate between worlds.

I would have liked more history on the main characters of the story and at least a little back story on each of the brothers. Being the first book in this series, I would
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