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The Dark Wife

Autor: Sarah Diemer
Sprecher: Veronica Giguere
Spieldauer: 7 Std. und 59 Min.
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Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie. Now, only a goddess can tell the truth. Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want - except for freedom. She lives on the green earth with her mother, Demeter, growing up beneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. But when Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she experiences something new: choice. Zeus calls Hades "lord" of the dead as a joke. In truth, Hades is the goddess of the underworld, and no friend of Zeus. She offers Persephone sanctuary in her land of the dead, so the young goddess may escape her Olympian destiny. But Persephone finds more than freedom in the underworld. She finds love, and herself.

The Dark Wife is a YA novel, a lesbian revisionist retelling of the Persephone and Hades myth. It won the 2012 Golden Crown Literary Award for Speculative Fiction.

©2011 Sarah Diemer (P)2016 Hatching Phoenix Productions

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Maybe just not for me

Maybe it's just me, but I didn't feel that invested in the story, or the romance, sadly. The concept and ideas were great! Baby Cerberus!
But I felt like everything was built too simple. Hades is perfect and the best person in the world, Zeus is the worst and most cruel one. It felt a teeny bit too much for me. Maybe for someone else it will be perfect, so do give this book a try if you don't think you'll mind that.