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Book Information

Title: Infernal
Author: Linsey Hall
Genre: Urban Fantasy|Mythology|Romance|Fantasy
Publication Date: October 14, 2020
ISBN: 9781648820045

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I still didn’t know who he was. My nana had warned me about him, though.

Don’t use your magic. Don’t draw attention. Keep to yourself. Or he will come for you.

She’d died before she could tell me any more, which sucked on multiple levels. But he was the bogeyman at the corner of my vision, the monster under the bed.


Infernal Summary

Hades never saw me coming…

Tuesday night in the library started out normal–alone with cheap beer and a murder mystery. Partying, librarian style. Until the god Hades appears.

When he abducts me, I try to say he’s got the wrong girl–I’m no goddess. At least, I don’t think so.

Suddenly, I’m in his world, captive. The upside? I live in a castle with a lethally beautiful god who wants to make me a queen. The downside? He’s scary AF and also wants me to help him destroy the world.

Obviously that gets a big ‘no’ from me. I’ll do whatever it takes to escape, including seducing the god of death. But together, we’re an inferno, and the heat is impossible to resist. His touch fogs my mind, but I must succeed. Otherwise, everyone dies.

Infernal Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This novel is a Hades and Persephone retelling with quite a few twists.

Seraphia is a shy librarian with a secret and uncertain power that she hides as though her life depends upon it. And her life as she knows it, does depend on it. Unfortunately, she hasn’t hidden well enough and Fate has found her. Fate this time happens to be Hades the dark God of the Underworld. What she doesn’t know is that Hades requires her, she’s vital to his plans to rule. Capturing her is the key, or so Hades believes. I liked Seraphia . As the story progresses, she becomes more of a strong character. I liked that she fought for her friends and did whatever she could to help them.

Hades is completely devoid of emotions. Seraphia calls him a machine. Hades is cold, unfeeling, an automaton, vessel of the darkness. Until she touches him. He battles the sparks of life that he feels deep within, using his darkness to resist the light she brings.  

For anyone with a love Greek mythology, this touches all the highlights of the Greek tales with a modern touch, in keeping with the myth of Hades and Persephone with a twist. Seraphia and Hades at opposite sides of this battlefield. But staying true to the tale, there’s a delicious nod to the originals that guarantees Seraphia returns to the underworld.

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About Linsey Hall

Before becoming a writer, Linsey was an archaeologist who studied shipwrecks in all kinds of water, from the tropics to muddy rivers (and she has a distinct preference for one over the other). After a decade of tromping around in search of old bits of stuff, she settled down to start penning her own adventure novels and is freaking delighted that people seem to like them. Since life is better with a little (or a lot of) magic, she writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance.

More Books by Linsey Hall

Shadow Guild: Hades + Persephone Series

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