Calistos (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 5) by Felicity Heaton
Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Air, Calistos 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.
Tormented by the death of his twin sister, Calistos wants nothing more than to find a way to save her soul, but the pain of continuing without her, the constant feeling that he got her killed, is slowly pulling him down into the darkness and he knows it’s only a matter of time before he succumbs to the call of the abyss.
Until a battle sets him on a collision course with a kind-hearted and beautiful mortal, one who rouses softer emotions he had sworn he would never risk feeling again, threatening to peel away his mask of playfulness and shatter the barriers around his heart.
Marinda is a woman on a mission—to become a great cellist and repay her father for his faith in her. But her regimented and studious life is thrown into chaos when a handsome man is carted into the ER where she works and takes her hostage, pulling her into a dark and dangerous world… one where she discovers there’s more to her than meets the eye and her entire life has been a lie.
When the enemy makes a play for Marinda and the gates, will Calistos find the strength to let someone into his heart again and look to the future, or will the pain of his past lead him to unleash hell on this world?
Guardians of Hades romance series:
Book 1: Ares
Book 2: Valen
Book 3: Esher
Book 4: Marek
Book 5: Calistos
Book 6: Daimon
Book 7: Keras
Publication date 28/7/2020
How do I tell you about Calistos without giving away any of the previous books. You really do need to read this series in order. There is a lot going down!
A few twists and an honest to oh my god moment!!
Calistos is the youngest of the brothers, he was also a twin (sadly she died)
The wind is his element, and he wields it with accuracy and with deadly intent. Always the reckless one, the one to dice with death, a quick jab and sarcastic comeback.
But beneath that, is a young man, brother and son that aches with loss. His twin was taken from him, and his family, and he’s battled with that heartache for centuries. His burden to bear till the end of time, it was his fault his twin sister died that day. No matter how his family tell him otherwise.
He also suffers terrible headaches and blackouts, this is the product of his sister’s death. If he tries to remember how she died, then he’s punished with a migraine and if pushed then a blackout. His family treat him with kid gloves, the baby of the family, the broken one. But Cal thinks they still hold him responsible for the death of his sister (angry that he didn’t protect her) no matter how many times they tell him that, he won’t believe it.
A thrill seeker and adrenaline junkie, fast cars and even faster women.
Miranda is attending at musical college in Paris, her love of music is all she needs at the moment, well that and her father. After her mother died, it was just the two of them, working all the hours he could and saved all the spare cash to buy Miranda a Cello. Being away from her father is hard, but her flat mates are fun, life at the moment is pretty good.
When they first meet its in the ER, she’s drawn to the bloody mess which is Cal, the team try to save him as he looks close to death. But within seconds his wounds begin to close and all hell breaks loose, she’s taken hostage as the drunk junkie tries to leave the hospital.
Next think Miranda sees is strange people trying to force something down her throat!!!
Darkness and Miranda wonders how she got here, she doesn’t remember anything of the last few hours!!
Then fates bring them together, her father is murdered, her friend/guardian tells her to get to London.
Being ambushed by daemons, then meeting up again with Cal in the middle of blood and carnage.
There is the usual distrust, the brothers think it’s a convenience that Miranda and Cal meet twice in less than a week. They are even more concerned when Miranda tells them her father saw her future, and it’s with the brothers! As a friend? Or enemy?
“It was just lust.
He needed to go out and find something fast and fun, a swift fuck to clear his head.
He grabbed the paper towels, stooped with another grimace as his jeans tightened painfully over his crotch, and mopped up the spilled orange juice.
The scent of roses and lilac hit him.
Had his dick rock hard in an instant.
He froze and lifted his head, his gaze catching on her bare feet just inches from him. His eyes drifted up them, a groan threatening to slip from his lips as he realised just how close she was, and how easy it would be to rise up, wrap his arm around her and pull her against him.” Excerpt From Calistos
The more time Cal spends with Miranda the more he notices he’s calmer around her, and when he tries to remember his sister, it’s not as hard as it usually is, what does that mean?
This book promised a wild ride, and the author delivered it in spades.
It will have you putting it down, walking away, and hurrying back to read more.
There are a few twists, and a few times I had to take a deep breath and tell myself things would work out.
They’d better work out!!!!
The author catches you from the first page, and doesn’t let go till the last word.
Descriptions are so vivid, characters jump out from the pages.
You want to cheer the good guys, slap the bad guys, and want the next book immediately.
“Adrenaline surged through Cal, pulling power in its wake as he faced off against the horde of daemons, his back plastered against Esher’s and Daimon close to his side.
He flicked a glance at Marinda, checking on her. Cass protectively clutched her with one hand and twisting crimson and aqua orbs spiralled around the other as she held it in front of her, casting colourful light over her long black dress.
He caught the fear in Marinda’s violet eyes. The doubt” Excerpt From Calistos
So can he convince Miranda to give them a chance? Can he show his brothers he’s not the idiot they all think he is.
And will they get the upper hand in this war for both the underworld and this one?
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