Scarlett St. Clair has taken the bookish world by storm. That’s why I was so excited to be able to read A Game of Gods early.
If you’re a fantasy romance reader, there’s no way you aren’t familiar with St. Clair and her Hades x Persephone series. Beginning with A Touch of Darkness and then moving into the Hades Saga, this series is all-encompassing, fast-paced, and undeniably steamy.
While we get Persephone’s thoughts in the original series, the Hades Saga is our chance to see things from Hades’ perspective while also seeing what’s going on with him aside from what Persephone shares. Honestly, it makes for such an interesting and unique reading experience as it’s a retelling but with a twist.
Going into A Game of Gods, I had no idea what to expect but honestly, this book ended up surprising me in the best way.
A Game of Gods is an excitingly amazing conclusion to the Hades Saga.
Before getting into my thoughts, I’d like to thank Bloom Books for sending me an ARC of this to read early. I ended up marathoning the other books a few weeks before I got this copy so everything was fresh in my mind for the most part.
If you aren’t caught up to the original Hades x Persephone series, then I’d highly recommend skipping this review as there will be slight spoilers so let’s break down the plot. We start the book off with Hades trying to track down a god killer and find Demeter to stop the storm that’s brewing. Hades isn’t the only God we follow as we also get Dionysus’ perspective, too as he’s working with Ariadne to find Medusa along with another point-of-view.
I feel like I could write an entire essay about the plot of this book but as you can see, there’s a lot going on, and honestly, since I finished it, I’m still thinking about it. Most notably, the ending of A Game of Gods had me feeling faint. I was honestly aghast and shocked that Scarlett St. Clair would end the Hades Saga like this. Thankfully, the plot is continued in A Touch of Chaos and I am foaming at the mouth, waiting for this book.
As for the characters, I adored hearing Hades’ thoughts and seeing the things he was doing to protect Persephone and everything he was trying to make happen. I also enjoyed the hints of Dionysus and Ariadne’s relationship because I am dying to read about their romance. I will say that the Hades Saga books are easily my favorites from Scarlett St. Clair and I can’t wait to see how she decides to wrap up the series as a whole.
As I said, I won’t get too much into the plot, but I don’t have much to complain about. The plot was good. We got to see some characters we love and the book gave us just enough of a taste of the final book in the series. The only thing I do wish is that there wouldn’t have been as much smut as I do feel like that can tend to detract from the greater storyline.
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