Review: God of Darkness

Posted: 06/06/2015 in book reviews, books
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God of Darkness
God of Darkness by Aimee Carter

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Content warnings: mentions of suicide, depression

Before I start this review I need to clarify something. I see “mythology” as religion. Because it is in fact, religion. Typically it’s a religion that isn’t widely practised any more and potentially not practised at all. The term mythology also tends to be used for just about any religious practice that is not a branch of Christianity. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ME USING THE PHRASE RELIGION/RELIGIOUS PRACTICE IN PLACE OF MYTHOLOGY DO NOT READ ANY OF MY REVIEWS FOR THIS SERIES.

This is Hades’ story of before he met Kate and how he eventually picked the name Henry to change his name to. And how depressed he was after Persephone left. And his eventual falling for Kate.

It explains how depressed he was after Persephone left, how much more work he had to do, how much he didn’t realise he relied on her helping him, and how much he wanted to fade. Which is basically the Gods’ version of committing suicide. He petitions Zeus and the rest of the Gods and Goddesses for permission to fade and Demeter talks them all into him waiting 100 years before he’s allowed to fade.

Eventually out of desperation with all the deaths that have happened because of Hera and with time running out, Demeter decides to give birth to a daughter that will hopefully pass all the tests (which basically are the 7 deadly sins: pride, lust, gluttony, envy, sloth, wrath, and greed) and grow to love Hades and be his wife. Only instead of Hades getting to know her at a young age he meets her when she’s 18. 2 years before the century is up.

The story basically ends at her starting the tests (so right before the first book).

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