Even the King of Hell needs love.
A retelling of the tale of Hades and Persephone in a world thrown into chaos.
The loss of Persephone’s father brings her two choices, wed the man who murdered her family, or die. But Hades has another plan, one that will bring a sweeter pain than death. To bring this plan to fruition, the two must face their tragic differences again… in Marriage.
The Hades and Persephone myth is probably one of my favorites in Greek mythology. There are some retellings of this myth, but I always get excited when I find a new one.
In The Veil of Chaos is a retelling only in that the main leads aren’t the actual Hades and Persephone, they are godlike beings, are named after them, and even do the same jobs as their mythological counterparts. It is a short romance about the relationship of the two leads and a growing larger evil presence. Though you don’t meet the presence itself, you do meet one of his agents.
As a story, it is not a bad one. It is easy to see where it’s going but it’s the character dynamic that matters more. Hades is a strong male lead, but doesn’t have the full alpha stereotype. He is soothing and comforting. I liked that. I feel, given his position, he would have come across worse if he had that stereotype going for him. The romance is sweet and you can tell that the two had a history and feel just as heartbroken as they do about their circumstances.
All in all, it was a decent quick read and I may continue with the world just to see what the big baddie is all about and who the next coupling would be.
Final Rating: 3/5