Abandoned. Imprisoned. Loved.
Cora is the goddess Persephone, living in Greece in the fourteenth century B.C. In order to shelter her from prophecy, her mother, Demeter, sends her away to Azure Blue. The young girl is raised and protected by the nymph queen, Nephrea, in a dreamlike crystal palace among azure trees and amethyst fields under a green sun. She's adopted into the Amazon code of honor, bravery, and righteousness. But Cora is not an Amazon nymph. And prophecy holds quite a different fate for her as she grows into adulthood—Hades, Lord of the Underworld.
Upon Persephone's fall, Demeter rages and threatens to freeze the entire world under ice and snow forever. Nephrea offers a sacrifice to quell her rage, but down in the fiery world below, it might be more than just the goddess who will need saving.
Ending could be better.
Rating is actually between 3.5-4 stars.
As a fan of Greek mythology and fantasy books, this book had me seriously invested in Nephrea and Cora’s characters, up until the last few disappointing chapters. The ending just didn’t do it for me. Felt like the author could have induced a better climax. I knew the odds of winning against Hades was pretty low but I was engaged enough in the book to have wanted Nephrea to triumph more… Anyways— I still recommend this book. And I hope that the rather abrupt ending only means that there’s a sequel I should be looking forward to.
Great book. I absolutely loved the ending!
This was a very good book! The best ending I have read in a long time and I read a lot!