Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she'll have to fight for it.Becoming immortal wasn't supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she's as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he's becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate's coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.Henry's first wife, Persephone.
I really enjoyed book 1 of this adventure. Hades has been one of my favorite characters to have remake stories. There is something about the brooding dark character that seems to have so much possibilities and possible depth. In this story, however, I did find Henry (Hades) a bit lacking in depth. In fact he ticked me off.
Kate was also not the heroine we met in book 1, The Goddess Test. Very unsure of how she fits into Henry's heart was a constant worry. Despite the number of times she tried to engage Henry in a discussion he avoided it and her. She even became clear in exactly what she needed and again, Henry denied her simple knowledge as to how he felt. Nothing in what she was asking was too much and I felt she was actually brave in acknowledging and asking for what she needed. How many adults do that? Henry needed a boot and everyone else telling her to just accept it and not ask for what she needed also needed the boot. I'm glad she did insist and ignored everyone. However, I must admit that even though I felt she was justified in her laments, it did become a bit excessive in the story. I would have liked her to concentrate a lot more on the possible destruction of the world. It would have given her character a lot more inner strength.
I give this book 3 stars. I enjoyed the further introduction of the Greek mythology into this story, but found Kate a bit lacking in strength we saw in the previous book. I also warn you of a cliffie at the end. I will be reading the next book because have to know how the story ends. I also I haven't given up on having a strong Kate again.
I received this eARC from Harlequin and NetGalley and no compensation for my review was given.