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Preview — Hades by Larissa Ione
Hades is a novella and part of Larissa Ione’s fantastic Demonica/Lords of Deliverance Series and I was really looking forward to the blue mohawked badass and jailor of Sheoul’s story.
I was a bit disappointed….perhaps it had something to do with this being a novella because the story felt somewhat rushed and I just didn’t feel connected to the two main characters.
Hades didn’t sparkle to me!! He dawdled around Cat aka Cataclysm, fallen angel because she was in cahoots with the wicked ange ...more
As a mad fan of all things Demonica, I have been so excited for this novella. I absolutely adore Hades – perennially shirtless, blue-mohawked, sarcastic and arrogant keeper of souls and jailer of the Underworld. He has popped up in a number of books throughout the series, and I was thrilled when we found out he was getting his own story.
Cataclysm (Cat) was an angel, but unwittingly joined Team Bad during all that went down in the last couple of books in the series. Stripped o ...more
It was ok. However, in comparison to the other stories from this world, it was underwhelming. I personally was expecting more. I didn’t feel a real connection or emotion between the characters. Cat and Hades come across as nice people, but as the protagonists, Hades left me unimpressed and Cat was very simple-minded.
In regards to the plot, in my opinion, it doesn’t complement well the Demonica series. It was overly dramatic, while the resolution was oversimplified. To m ...more
These novellas are more small novels and less novellas, in my opinion, this one is again around the 150-page mark and is about Hades Azagoths Jailor of Souls and Cataclysm an unfallen who is under the reapers protection and also employ in Sheoul-Gra.
Cat ascendingly opens the portal into the inner-sanctum while cleaning Azagoths office and lets through a soul that doesn't belong causing a series of events that put all in serious danger.
Trying to fix her mistake Cat again lives up to her name and ...more
ARC was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I never thought that someone can actually make me like or even have sympathy for Hades, I mean the guy is called the Lord of the Dead amongst other not so nice things.
Cataclysm aka Cat was just recently kicked out of Heaven, now a fallen angel she works for Azagoth in Sheoul-gra (hell). Cat is trying to earn her way back to heaven. Though all she can manage to do at this point is make a mess at Aza ...more
Azagoth, for his personal reasons, is making Hades’ life a torment every day. You see Hades made a huge mistake when he was younger and Azagoth has not forgiven him ever since.
Cataclysm (Cat for friends) is another fallen agent that has joint Hell’s personnel. She really likes Hades but he does not give her a chance to ...more
I think there was too much going on for such a short novella that neither the romance nor the plot were really developed. They didn't really spend enough time together for me to believe they went from lust to love. There was a lot of telling and not a lot of showing when it came to the plot and the resolution felt anti-climactic.
I think it's still worth a read if ...more
Hades is the latest installment of Demonica series (that I love so much) and a final-for-now story that happen in the complicated yet fascinating Demonica worlds. Follow directly after the end of Revenant and some characters are already introduced from novella Azagoth, Hades is a story about Hades (of course!) and Cataclysm. Cat is a fallen angel that first introduced in Azagoth as his housekeeper and as for Hades, reader know him from Rogue Rider (or Lethal Rider, I don't remember). The ...more
Anyway, I was really excited to get to spend some time with Hades and I loved Larissa Ione's take o ...more
I’ll admit I had fallen behind with the Demonica and Lords of Deliverance series. I haven’t read the last couple of books, life had gotten crazy and with the amount of books I read in a month I know I am behind on so many of my older favorite series. Even with being behind, I was able dive right back in and completely be devoured by this series. It was like I never left and I am going to be going back and re reading all the books because I ...more
Thank you, t ...more
Author: Larissa Ione
Series: 1001 Dark Night, Bundle Five
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts
Release Date: July 12th, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count:155 pages
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
A fallen angel with a mean streak and a mohawk, Hades has spent thousands of years serving as Jailor of the Underworld. The souls he guards are as evil as they come, but few dare to cross him. All of that changes when a sexy fallen angel infiltr...more
Oh how I’ve missed being in the Demonica world. With just the right amount of humor and snark, Larissa Ione managed to make me both happy and sad with HADES. Why? Happy because it just felt nice to read a paranormal with a flair of what I used to love in my reading. And sad because I just miss it! I miss this genre done in this way. I miss Larissa Ione’s writing style. And I miss this world!
Hades is a typical hero for Ms. Ione. He should be all bad but he’s actually got a sweet side, and a p ...more
Okay with my mini-rant over, its no secret that I liked that blue haired bastard Hades from the Lords of Deliverance series but after finding out he has a softer side in this book, I liked him even more. Coupled with his backstory and all that Azagoth has made him ...more
Intrigued about Zubahall now. When do we get his story, Larissa? :)
I love the accident prone angel heroine. Hades is great. Their romance could use more time to be as a couple but the falling in love was good. The best moment in the novella has to do with regret and forgivenss outside the romance. It is tender, true and wonderful.
Oh how I've missed being in the Demonica world. With just the right amount of humor and snark, Larissa Ione managed to make me both happy and sad with HADES. Why? Happy because it just felt nice to read a paranormal with a flair of what I used to love in my reading. And sad because I just miss it! I miss this genre done in this way. I miss Larissa Ione's writing style. And I miss this world!
Hades is a typical hero for Ms. Ione. He should be all bad but he's actually got a sweet side,
The story start ...more
Hades was a great read. Fans of the Demonica universe will love being back in that world and love meeting Cat and getting to know Hades better. The novella gives you so much with backstory as well as thrusting you in to Cat and Hades' crazy affair.
I enjoyed reading about Cat. Hehehe...She was such a klutz, but she definitely had a fiery personality that is refreshing. And then Hades?? OMG...a blue mohawk that adorns his gorgeous body??
I totally understood why Cat was comple ...more
Cat was lovely. I loved her bumbling nature. She tries so ha ...more
But for me, there were too many unanswered questions. I get it’s a novella, but don’t set up a horror show then have her completely lose her memory forever leaving us nothing to know what happened to her. It didn’t have to be detailed but something.
And again, Hades saves the human but we aren’t told how.
Both felt like convenient plot devices to keep word count down by not explaining and it left me wanting.
It feels like the author wan ...more
Larissa Ione's Demonica series is an epic, all-encompassing collection of books that focus on the trials and tribulations of an angel/demon-infused world. I have been a fan of the series for years and, therefore, have high expectations of every new installment. Besides the fantastic worldbuilding and snarky one-liners, one of my favorite aspects of the series is the author's ability to take "villains" and redeem them without making me them seem like different characters. She does that o ...more
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