A Game of Fate
by Scarlett St. Clair
Book 1 of the Hades Saga
Hades, God of the Underworld, is known for his inflexible rule, luxurious night clubs, and impossible bargains.
Use to control, he is not prepared to discover the Fates have chosen his future wife and Queen—Persephone, Goddess of Spring.
Despite her attraction to the god, Persephone, an ambitious journalism student, is determined to expose Hades for his cruel and ruthless ways.
Hades finds himself faced with the impossible—proving his future bride wrong. Despite his efforts, there are forces who wish to keep the two apart and Hades comes to realize he will do anything for his forbidden love, even defy Fate.
A Game of Fate is the first book in the Hades Saga by Scarlett St. Clair, and is Hade's POV of A Touch of Darkness. Hade's, God of the Underworld, had just found out that the Fates have found him a wife, and future Queen - the beautiful Goddess-in-hiding, Persephone. The problem? Persephone is an ambitious journalism student, and plans to expose Hades ruthless ways. If proving to Persephone wrong, and winning her love wasn't hard enough, other forces have it out for them. But Hade's will do anything to keep Persephone.
I'm not planning on getting too deep into this. Typically, I enjoy switching POV's, It can be interesting to see a situation through another characters eyes, and it intensifies the romance when you experience it from both characters. When I saw that there was a Hade's POV, my hope was that it would make me like A Touch of Darkness more. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case. I didn't hate it. Why is the only good thing about these books, that are soooooo hyped up, that I can come up with is "I didn't hate it." Ugh. My main problem with this book was that is was A Touch of Darkness from Hade's POV. Which, *HAHA*, I knew going into it, it was ... but wow, reading scene for scene the same thing, was boring. I ended up skimming to scenes that were new. Another issue I had, was the adding things to "scenes" that weren't in A Touch of Darkness. For continuity purposes, that's annoying. As someone who has a fairly good memory when it comes to what I read, I picked up on added phrases to conversations right away. And I can't let go some obvious mistakes that should have been picked up in editing - like when Hades is banishing Minthe - in his throne room - and afterwards a sleepy Persephone comes to him, and he teleports them to the Underworld .... which makes no sense, as they are ALREADY THERE!
I think if you are one of those readers that absolutely loved A Touch of Darkness, you will probably love this too. If you are like me, a reader that admits that I am not reading this series for the plot, and amazing writing, but for the smut, you probably won't. You might as well stick to the Hades & Persephone series, which has just as much hot as fuck steam, but saves you from having to read the same dialogue ... over ... and over.