The Dark Wife
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.
Publish date: May 12th 2011
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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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