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5 EPIC stars for Pomegranate
O-M-G, for real though. Talk about a god-send-- Pun intended. This book has all the makings of an incredible book (and movie if I’m being blatantly honest.) Pomegranate is brilliantly written. It’s a gloriously epic twist on one of the most favorite and well known myths in history... and it’s executed perfectly.
With that being said, be sure to grab your copy on Kindle Unlimited (or buy it for that matter because you will NOT be disappointed!) then sit back and let me tell you how much you are going to LOVE this book.
Ok, so we’ve all been told the legend of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades, right? Now...what if we were to change things up a little bit? The story isn’t quite like what we thought it was in this new take.
Proud Zeus, king of the ancient Greek gods, is facing a big dilemma. He’s in love with a beautiful redhead (man, those redheads I tell ya--wink wink) but she’s not a god, albeit an immortal of Olympus, and she’s not the one whom he’s promised to. Zeus knows he must appease his fellow gods and do his duty to the realm and prevent another war, thus he does the one thing he can do-- He gives up his beautiful immortal woman for Hera, his queen.
Not only does he do this, he also (in typical man fashion) allows his new wife to force his hand, in seeking to banish her. So he must do something bold, something brazen, something that hasn’t ever been done before... Hera, wishes for the girl to be gone, gone from Olympus, gone from her sight- as she will not be embarrassed to see her new husband parading around with his mistress. Zeus again has no choice, for Hera has threatened to kill the woman he loves-- and in the worst possible way imaginable.
So, his lover is brought before the council and bestowed a gift, a gift unlike any other. She will be an ambassador to the unchecked Underworld, a new god to join their ranks, the keeper of Hell. She is Hades, god of darkness.
Now, as we all know, Hell hath no fury like that of a woman scorned…And scorn this magnificent god does, and oh so well I might add. What follows is the incredible journey of a woman turned deity, whose rise to power was something she never asked for, and yet she yields it so eloquently. Hades is admirable, merciful, fierce, fair, and even in her tantrums, simply stunning. Hades shines brightly in her dark and dismal prison in the most amazing ways possible as Nicole introduces you to all the Greek gods, creatures, and places we all know and love in the classic mythology.
This book is powerful and exciting, tear-jerking, heart-pounding and fist-clenching. It’s a story of humility, love, power, determination and sacrifice. It captivates you from the very first page to the very last, leaving you wanting more. Like, I legit don’t know how I’m gonna wait for the sequel… This is as bad as having to wait a year and a half for the conclusion of Game of Thrones. (Insert foot-stomping, pouting face GIF) I didn’t want it to end, but I couldn’t stop reading either. This is one of those books, so be prepared to do nothing until you finish it. Good luck. I’m gonna hit the channel guide and find Clash of the Titans now and eat a pomegranate.
Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series
Shanna enjoys a good book that thrills, chills and warms her heart...and takes her to Mt. Olympus, the Underworld, Tartarus and Elysium like this one did ;-)