Thanatos (Guardians of Hades Romance Series Book 8 by Felicity Heaton
Publication date 8/6/2021
Possible spoilers ……
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 🤗