Book 1, Guardians of Hades Romance Series - Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 1
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New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Paranormal Romance Author Felicity Heaton presents:
Ares (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 1)
Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Fire, Ares was banished from his home by his father, Hades, two centuries ago and given a new duty and purpose—to keep our world and his from colliding in a calamity foreseen by the Moirai.
Together with his six brothers, he fights to defend the gates to the Underworld from daemons bent on breaching them and gaining entrance to that forbidden land, striving to protect his home from their dark influence. Caged by the manifestation of his power, held apart from those he loves by his own fire and starved of physical contact, Ares lives a cold existence driven by duty and the desire to return to his world.
Until his world collides with a daemon who steals his power and a mortal female who shatters the ice around his heart and awakens the true fire within him—a soul-stirring passion both dangerous and seductive.
Megan has wandered far from her home, driven from everyone she loves by the devastating realisation that she is different to them all. Unsure who to trust in the world, she keeps to herself, until a fateful stormy night brings a temptingly handsome warrior crashing into her life and into her heart—a warrior who seems to hold powers more frightening and marvellous than her own.
When the New York gate comes under threat, and Ares is put to the test, will he choose his duty and regain the power he needs in order to save his world or will he choose the desires of his heart and sacrifice his fire so he can be with the woman becoming his whole world?
Paranormal Romance Books in the Guardians of Hades Series:
Book 1: Ares
Book 2: Valen
Book 3: Esher - Coming in 2017
I've been really looking forward to this and I've got to say it didn't disappoint.
I'm a big fan of paranormal and fantasy books but I've got to say a lot of them are a bit samey and, putting it brutally, a bit meh. They don't inspire my imagination. Not so with Felicity Heaton's books. Hers are packed with new original ideas and worlds and great characters. I can honestly say that I have loved everything I've read by her.
This story is the first in a brand new series. It follows Ares. He and his brothers are sons of the god of the underworld Hades. They've been sent to the mortal realm to protect the gates to the underworld. Basically they are Hades' bouncers, lol. There to stop anything unsavoury from entering the underworld. One night Ares encounters a particularly powerful daemon but this also pushes him into the path of our heroine, mortal Megan.
There's was a great book to read. The story was original and a cool twist on some ancient mythology. There was action aplenty but plenty of emotional romance as well. The story gripped me straight away and I was instantly invested in the characters. They were both strong but vulnerable in their own ways and were great to read.
I liked the side characters as well and loved reading about Ares' brothers. I'm pretty sure they'll have plenty more to say in future books.
All in all this was a really excellent start to what looks to be an exciting and different new series. This can be read as a standalone and nothing else needs to be read before. I enjoyed every minute of this and am really looking forward to the next story.