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.Ares by Felicity Heaton
Series: Guardians of Hades #1
Published by Felicity Heaton on November 26th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Paranormal, General, Fantasy
Source: the Author
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Ares is the first book in the guardians of Hades series, introducing gods, weird and strong demons, prophecies and oh a little bit of the apocalypse approaching fast.
Ares is the son of Hades, he along with his brothers were sent to earth to guard the portals/gates to the underworld and after centuries of protecting this world and it’s inhabitants they long to return to his home but they can’t, not until they have done their duty. For Ares, his time on earth has been quite difficult because of his powers of fire. It makes difficult to be with people (even his brothers) when his powers can go off at any moment and touching him can burn them alive.
Megan has always been different, her healing abilities and keeping them a secret meant not living in one place longer than needed. She like Ares is lonely and craves companionship. She doesn’t know why she has these powers and till the night she meets Ares, she didn’t knew there were others like her. That night changes her version of reality and introduces to a world where there’s humans, deities and power hungry demons.
Megan and Ares end up saving each other the night they meet, the night also brings a bunch of revelations to both Ares and Megan. Working together to find out about the demon who attacked them the night they met brings them closer and the attraction they felt from the moment they met each other, burn hotter. They were good together, they were both protective of each other and their relationship was sweet, intense and caring.
Romance and the plot moves along side each other; we get to see Megan and Ares get closer to each other and learn more about each other and we also get to know more about the demon/demons, what Megan actually is and along with some fights and mystery to keep the reader entertained.
The book gave us enough information to understand the ‘world’ but didn’t overwhelm me with the information about it, it just made me more interested in the lore of the world of guardians of Hades. We also get introduced to Ares’s brothers, they are all very fascinating, they are very different to each other from how they live to how they interact with people and living in different places around the world. I’m really interested to know more about the brothers, particularly about Daimon, Keras and Esher and learn more about the Moirai.
Overall, it was a good start to a new series and I’m looking forward to what it’ll bring next. Valen’s story will be releasing in 2017.