Esher (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 3) by Felicity Heaton. Narrated by Eric G. Dove
Prince of the Underworld and Lord of Water, Esher 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 his past, Esher burns with hatred towards mortals and bears a grudge against Hades for forcing him into their world, condemning him to a life of battling to keep a fragile hold on his darker side – a side that wants to kill every human in the name of revenge.
Until he finds himself stepping in to save a female – a beautiful mortal filled with light and laughter who draws him to her as fiercely as the pull of the moon, stirring conflict in his heart and rousing dangerous needs long forgotten.
Aiko knows from the moment she sets eyes on the black-haired warrior that he is no ordinary man, just as she’s no ordinary woman. Blessed with a gift, she can see through his stormy façade to the powerful god beneath, and the pain and darkness that beats inside him – pain she grows determined to heal as she falls deeper under his spell and into his world.
When the daemon bent on turning Esher against his brothers makes her move, will Esher find the strength to overcome his past and fulfil his duty, or will the lure of revenge allow the darkness in his heart to seize control, transforming him into a god intent on destroying the world?
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 34 minutes
- Author: Felicity Heaton
- Narrator: Eric G. Dove
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- Release Date: 06 August 2018
I’ve read and loved the book. And so I was eager to listen to my favourite book in the Guardians of Hades series.
The audio was almost as good as the book.
It flowed really well, the voices the narrator spoke were are different, and he never missed a beat.
Eric G. Dove is a great narrator, and I’d happily listen to him read anything he wanted.
Esher is the guardian of the Tokyo gate (these gates gain entrance to the Underworld)
Esher is a water element that lives in Tokyo. He’s seen plenty of changes to his home, well actually it’s not home. He wants more than Valen to return to the underworld and his parents. He hates it here, the mortals are all beneath him, he can’t understand why Valen and Ares have taken mortal lovers!!
Aiko can sense beings, she knows there are “others” out there, she can communicate with spirits. So isn’t at all surprised to work out that Esher is a god. And his brothers are too.
She’s studying to be a doctor, to help her parents in their clinic.
They meet on a late night train. Esher comes to her rescue. That surprised the hell out of him, mortals aren’t worth his time, but this female draws him in, something about her soothes him, which in turn annoys him.
He loves all his brothers, but shares a closer bond with Daimon, and it seems Daimon can calm his brother down easier than the rest.
Wounded in Valens book by a Wraith, saved by a mortal female, Esher is unstable. He wants to drown the world most days. He doesn’t see any redeeming qualities in the human race. Until Aiko shows him the world through her eyes, he still hates the mortals, but with his brothers finding happiness with them and now his “butterfly” Esher needs to come to terms with his hatred.
But when Aiko is kidnapped all bets are off, and the guardians need to find her before Esher unleashes his fury…..