Hades X Persephone

A Touch of Darkness
Scarlett St. Clair

Hardback | Feb 2022 | Bloom Books | 9780991132393 | 400pp | 209x133mm | GEN | AUD$39.99, NZD$44.99
Paperback (Trade paperback US) | Nov 2021 | Bloom Books | 9781728258454 | 400pp | 203x127mm | GEN | AUD$24.99, NZD$27.99

From bestselling author Scarlett St. Clair comes a dark and enthralling reimagining of the Hades and Persephone Greek myth.

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring in title only. Since she was a little girl, flowers have only shrivelled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hoped to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. All of that changes when she sits down in a forbidden nightclub to play a hand of cards with a hypnotic and mysterious stranger.

Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favourite bets are rumoured to be impossible. But nothing has ever intrigued him as much as the goddess offering him a bargain he can't resist.

After her encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead, and his terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone's failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows — a love that is both captivating and forbidden.