Review: Hades (1001 Dark Nights/Demonica) by Larissa Ione.

Review: Hades (1001 Dark Nights/Demonica) by Larissa Ione.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Hades (1001 Dark Nights/Demonica) by Larissa Ione.Hades by Larissa Ione
Series: Demonica #11.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts on May 26th 2015
Genres: Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 100 pages
Format: eARC
Source: the Author
Goodreads four-stars

A fallen angel with a mean streak and a mohawk, Hades has spent thousands of years serving as Jailor of the Underworld. The souls he guards are as evil as they come, but few dare to cross him. All of that changes when a sexy fallen angel infiltrates his prison and unintentionally starts a riot. It’s easy enough to quell an uprising, but for the first time, Hades is torn between delivering justice — bestowing or mercy — on the beautiful female who could be his salvation…or his undoing. 

Thanks to her unwitting participation in another angel’s plot to start Armageddon, Cataclysm was kicked out of Heaven and is now a fallen angel in service of Hades’s boss, Azagoth. All she wants is to redeem herself and get back where she belongs. But when she gets trapped in Hades’s prison domain with only the cocky but irresistible Hades to help her, Cat finds that where she belongs might be in the place she least expected… 

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Review

I never thought that someone can actually make me like or even have sympathy for Hades, I mean the guy is called the Lord of the Dead amongst other not so nice things.

Cataclysm aka Cat was just recently kicked out of Heaven, now a fallen angel she works for Azagoth in Sheoul-gra (hell). Cat is trying to earn her way back to heaven. Though all she can manage to do at this point is make a mess at Azagoth’s home.

Hades is as I said earlier, the lord of the Dead and is responsible for the torture and punishment of the souls in hell. He takes direct orders from the Grim reaper himself Azagoth.

We already had met Hades and Cataclysm in the previous books in the series of course and they both seemed pretty darn interesting especially Hades with his blue mohawk, not something that one would except from a jailor of the souls in hell.

Can I just say I love Hades, I mean not only did he retain his humor for god knows how long centuries he spent in hell and in service to Azagoth who was quite angry at him. He is scarastic, a bit damaged, too cocky for his own good (though Cat doesn’t seem to mind this at all) but you can’t help but love him.

Hades and Cat’s relationship was great, it had witty banter, some seduction by Cat, some running away from Hades (who doesn’t want to read that?) and all around great chemistry and eventually love. It’s was also great to see their development of what they both wanted at the start of the book and what they got so much better.

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Random thing: Just throwing it out there, Really Azagoth Really ? I love you but you can be such a jerk at times.

Quibbles: I wanted more of them, they were both very intriguing characters and they have lived quite a long time on hell/heaven and I wanted to know more about than just parts of their history and I just generally wanted  this book to be longer especially since I think this book will be it from the series for a while now.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and it’s a great addition to the series. Happy Reading!

Author Info:
Larissa Ione

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.

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About Larissa Ione

Larissa Ione is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. An Air Force veteran, she traded in a career as a meteorologist to pursue her passion of writing. She now spends her days in pajamas with her computer, strong coffee, and supernatural worlds. She believes in celebrating everything, and would never be caught without a bottle of Champagne chilling in the fridge…just in case. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her U.S. Coast Guard husband, her teenage son, a rescue cat named Vegas, and her very own hellhound, a King Shepherd named Hexe.