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The Dark Wife - Sarah Diemer
The Dark Wife
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Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie. Now, only a goddess can tell the truth. Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want--except for freedom. She lives on the green earth with her mother, Demeter, growing up beneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount... show more
Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie. Now, only a goddess can tell the truth. Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want--except for freedom. She lives on the green earth with her mother, Demeter, growing up beneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. But when Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she experiences something new: choice. Zeus calls Hades "lord" of the dead as a joke. In truth, Hades is the goddess of the underworld, and no friend of Zeus. She offers Persephone sanctuary in her land of the dead, so the young goddess may escape her Olympian destiny. But Persephone finds more than freedom in the underworld. She finds love, and herself.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781461179931 (1461179939)
Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
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Rachel's books
Rachel's books rated it
3.0 The Dark Wife
This is a retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth. But with a twist. In this book, Hades is a woman. This was good (or average). I liked that it was different. But, I would have liked Hades to be a little bad-ass. I thought at times she was too perfect and maybe even a little doormat-ish. Zeus wa...
Opinions of Saturn
Opinions of Saturn rated it
3.5 The Dark Wife
EDIT 5/18/2016: removed major spoilers from reviewBy all accounts, I should have hated this book-- a coming of age story, a YA book, a bastardization of mythology, a "chosen one" narrative, love at first sight, and all told in first person perspective? Usually, I wouldn't have gotten past the first ...
CAB
CAB rated it
4.0 The Dark Wife
I have always been a sucker for fairytales and myths I consider myself doubly lucky that “The Dark Wife” is a retelling of the mythical story of Persephone and Hades with a romantic twist. Certainly I could say that it was a lesbian twist but I think qualifying this story as a lesbian retelling wou...
Isa Lavinia
Isa Lavinia rated it
2.0 The Dark Wife
This myth is one of my favourites, so I was really excited to read this book. And the idea is a good one, having Hades be a woman and giving the story a break from the heteronormative tale we all know.So why 2 stars? Well, first of all, I need to point out that it's not badly written, the prose is e...
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it
4.0
Read it a while ago. The idea is great & the ending is good & the cover is pretty, but I don't really like the author's writing style & hope it could have more subtleties.
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