LOVE UNDERGROUND: PERSEPHONE`S TALE
by Alicia Fields

July 2005
ISBN: 0-451-21582-6
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Ms. Fields has brought to vivid life a new look on the retelling of the old mythological story of Persephoneís Tale. Her creative storytelling, the realistic characters, the fantasy world, and the love story all blend to make this a keeper for reader fans of this genre.


Goddess Demeterís daughter Persephone is the most beautiful girl in the land. But she has grown up innocent and protected from the world of men thanks to her motherís distrust of the species. When Hades, God of the Underworld, sees Persephone he falls in love with her. His only thought is to kidnap her, bring her to his world, and hope she falls in love with him.


Held against her will in the Underworld of the dead, Persephone is faced with life altering decisions. At first frightened, and fearing she will never see her home or mother again, Persephone fights her captorís intentions.


But Hades is determined to win her love. In the course of the story he shows her a world she never knew existed and Persephone begins to realize that her former life above ground canít compare to her new life with Hades.


Captivating and endearing, this is a book mythology lovers will enjoy to the fullest. Ms. Field paints a new twist on the old story and will most likely gain new fans eagerly awaiting the next story.


Reviewed in November 2005 by Kari.

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