NEW RELEASE/ARC REVIEW

Thanatos (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 8 by Felicity Heaton

Description

Thanatos, god of death, has a mission: scour the unknown realms of the Underworld and retrieve the only daughter of his god-king, Hades. Murdered six centuries ago and her soul captured before it could pass on, she now falls under Thanatos’s domain. Armed with only a description of the location of her prison seen in a vision by her oldest brother, Thanatos has spent four years hunting for her, determined to complete his task and save her.

But when he locates Calindria, she’s not the delicate little girl he remembers—she’s a fierce, bewitching and beautiful warrioress who stirs unwanted feelings in his black heart and she’s on a mission of her own.

Calindria, daughter of Hades, has a mission: escape her prison, hunt down the ones who murdered her twin brother, and then make her family pay for abandoning her. But the Fates have other plans, placing a distractingly gorgeous god of death in her path—a warrior who is determined to convince her that what she believed is the truth is in fact a lie.

In a realm that turns memories against them and where anything can be an illusion, can Calindria and Thanatos learn to trust each other enough to work together to escape the hellish domain, or will the darkest moments of their past prove too powerful to overcome?

If you love Greek gods romance books featuring powerful dark lords of the Underworld and strong heroines who steal their hearts, this adult paranormal romance series is for you! 

Seven powerful Greek god alpha heroes. Seven passionate paranormal romance books. No cliffhangers. Just happily forever afters!

Grab your copy today and step into an action-packed paranormal romance world filled with mythology and mystery from New York Times and USA Today best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton. Be swept up in the story and characters as the princes of the Underworld fight to protect their world and ours, and the women who claim their hearts, from an enemy bent on destroying everything in the Guardians of Hades romance series:

Guardians of Hades Series:

Book 1: Ares
Book 2: Valen
Book 3: Esher
Book 4: Marek
Book 5: Calistos
Book 6: Daimon
Book 7: Keras
Book 8: Thanatos
Book 9: Hades – Coming in 2021

Publication date 8/6/2021

My Review

Possible spoilers …… 

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Calindria wants to escape her cage, it’s been her home for as long as she can remember. Once free of her cage she’s going to find the killer of her twin! And then she’s going to make her family pay for abandoning her! 

This is the book I’ve wanted for ages. Once we knew about the long lost daughter, we waited for snippets or details of her. 

The brothers had assumed their sister was killed and lost her soul to Thanatos.

But that’s not the case. After fighting demons, sorcerers and witches, they now know she wasn’t killed, but in fact taken!

Desperate to find her, their father Hades asks the one being that knows the underworld almost as well as he does…..

Thanatos Is the King of death. His duty is to escort souls into the afterlife, and he’s never failed! Swearing to find the missing daughter of Hades King of the underworld and his queen Persephone. 

But finding her is proving most difficult! And after four long years of searching, he’s still no closer to his goal! 

This book was packed full of emotions! Sadness, both Calindria and Thanatos have been abandoned by their families, both feel lost and alone. Anger at all the lost time they have wasted in not connecting with their loved ones, being left to just get on with it! Fear of rejection at every turn has made both Calindria and Thanatos wary of trusting someone. Pain from the many scars they both carry, both physical and mental! No wonder these two are so suited to one another. But can Thanatos convince Calindria that her family have never given up on her? And can he help her find the young cheery person she once was? 

After Calindria escapes her prison she meets Thanatos, she vaguely remembers him. Not believing his version of events, Calindria hopes to use this god to help her exact revenge and retribution. 

How the hell is she expected to believe that her twin is alive and her family have been searching for her for centuries?! She’s only known her version of events for 600 years! She’s not going to just take the word of Thanatos. 

Going back to Hades is going to prove challenging. The land they are in turns truth into lies, and keeps throwing obstacles in their path. And that’s not to mention the feeling they are being followed!! 

Along the way animosity turns to attraction, he knows that Hades will kill him if he so much as touches his daughter let alone kiss her! But spending time with Calindria has Thanatos wanting more than his soulless servants waiting for his return. 

Calindria also sees Thanatos in a different light, he’s darkness like her, he understands her better than anyone else could ever understand her, why? Once he had been captured and abused, so he understands her frustration. 

Finding out about each other is just part of this story, we have great action moments, hilarious moments that will have you chuckling, and sad parts that will have you grabbing for a tissue. Descriptions of fantastical beasts that want you for their next meal. 

And a slow burn romance that goes up in flames and sets the pages alight. 

Finding the balance between action and romance is tricky, but this author does it with ease and style. Each story in this series has added a layer to the bigger picture. 

Because not only are we looking for a lost daughter, we are also on the hunt for traitors! These want Hades’s kingdom for themselves, a war is being waged! And it’s not over yet! 

Would I recommend this book? I certainly would, you could probably read it without knowing the background, but why would you? Why would you miss the adventures the brothers have? Why would you want to miss the moment they realise they could all be reunited? 

And now we wait for the highly anticipated book in the series…. Hades 🤗

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Published by jab1969

Hi I’m an avid reader. I also write reviews for the books I read. Come in and say hi. You can find me on GoodReads, Bookbub, and NetGalley 👩🏻‍💻 I also review on an awesome site The Reading Cafe (run by Barb and Sandy) So ........ More about me 🤨 I’m almost 50 🤫 I’ve been married (for 27 years) I have a 30 year old son. I had a daughter, I lost her a week before her 21st birthday 😥 and it’s been 5 years since she’s been gone (and not a day goes by that I don’t miss her) I work as a salad 🥗 chef 👩‍🍳 in a restaurant, haven’t been there long (before that I worked in Tesco) a large supermarket in the UK. I also like to make craft items (and if your really lucky) and I’ll try to post my efforts on here 😉 My daughter loved butterflies (so part of my blog name is dedicated to her) I’ve taken on her love of butterflies (I have several tattoos) so I’m probably going to throw quiet a few butterflies on here 😉 I LOVE PENGUINS 🐧 💕so I’m also going to be putting a few on here (my library holds a few) 😉 <img src="https://d1vbo0kv48thhl.cloudfront.net/images/featured_book_reviewer_big.png"

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