What would you do with the dichotomous power over life and death? For Chrys, apparently, it was to stay cooped up in the Underworld all her life. She wishes she could leave and see what the human world is all about, but her Father would never allow it, as she was never supposed to be born. If Zeus found out, she would be sent straight to Tartarus. So she has stayed in Hades’ palace all her life, her only friends being a punk whom she convinced her father was a genius tutor, and a demigod who she may or may not have almost kissed (father would be so mad if he found out).
After a huge fight with her mother Persephone, Chrys decides she can’t take it anymore and has to travel to the human world, since her mother loves it so much more than she seems to care for her own husband. With her two best friends, Chrys travels through Oceanus and finds herself in London, England. Ready to experience what it was like to be human, Chrys decides they can stay for a couple of days before having to return.
Nothing could go wrong in that short of time, right?
This is the entire Daughter of Hades Collection:
Endangered (Book 1)
Engaged (Book 2)
Entangled (Book 3)
Enchanted (Book 4)
I kicked the soccer ball towards A.J.; Chrys still wasn’t here yet, typical for her. You would think being the daughter of the Dark Lord of the Underworld that she would be on time every once in a while. But nope. Never. So instead I was stuck passing the ball back and forth with A.J., a blond, pretty boy that had lived over four thousand years ago as the King of Tyre, son of Poseidon, or something like that. He kept telling me about how great a king he was, but I always tuned him out. I honestly didn’t care. I was a little sick of all these “sons of such-and-such god” who boast about their heroic tales while I, a mere human, would ‘never understand’.
They got that right.
A.J. and I, what one could say, didn’t get along very well. He saw me as a pipsqueak, someone who wasn’t worth his time. Although humans and demigods coexisted in some areas of the Underworld, a lot didn’t get along. At least that’s what Chrys explained to me when I first came here. A.J. and I were prime examples of that. But we both wanted to be friends with Chrys, so when she was around, we kept our cool. Or, at least, we tried our best to keep our cool.
We didn’t speak a word as we kicked the ball back and forth. As more time passed, the ball seemed to be going faster and faster, as each of us were kicking it harder and harder at each other. Suddenly the ball jumped up and hit me straight in the face.
“Oh, sorry. My bad,” A.J. said a bit too flat toned.
I wanted to punch him. I wanted to punch him so badly. He was just like the jocks in my old school, the ones who had made my life a living nightmare. Well, in reality A.J. wasn’t as bad as them. Not to mention that living in the Palace of Hades was better than my life before I died. Before—
Chrys stepped in, stopping me from deciding to kick the ball straight at A.J.’s stomach. She always showed up at the most inopportune times, but I was glad to see her nevertheless. I knew that sitting next to her father, Hades, the God of the Underworld, always made her tired and in the need for some relaxation. Which was why, as her “tutor”, we were “learning” soccer. Really, we were just goofing off. But for some reason, instead of just being the two of us, A.J. had joined us. Again. Seriously, this guy needed to take a hint. Chrys wasn’t interested in him, yet he always joined us in games and hanging out. Maybe he did just want to be her friend. She was a goddess after all.
Chrys still wore her lacy black dress, one that left me only to imagine what she would look like in just black lace. I tried my hardest not to think about it, but damn she was beautiful. Her long chestnut hair was still in curls and she examined us with her dark eyes. “You two behaving yourselves?”
We both nodded in unison. “Yeah.”
She snapped her fingers and her dress morphed into grey sweats and a pink tank-top. I tried to avert my eyes when she did stuff like that because I couldn’t keep away some of the thoughts that ran through my mind.
Oh yeah, did I mention she was Hades’ daughter? Yeah, that was always a buzzkill.
Daughter of Hades Collection
by Dani Hoots
Publication date: November 22nd 2020
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult
Meet The Author
Dani Hoots is a science fiction, fantasy, romance, and young adult author who loves anything with a story. She has a B.S. in Anthropology, a Masters of Urban and Environmental Planning, a Certificate in Novel Writing from Arizona State University, and a BS in Herbal Science from Bastyr University.
Currently she is working on a YA urban fantasy series called Daughter of Hades, a YA urban fantasy series called The Wonderland Chronicles, a historic fantasy vampire series called A World of Vampires, and a YA sci-fi series called Sanshlian Series. She has also started up an indie publishing company called FoxTales Press. She also works with Anthill Studios in creating comics through Antik Comics.
Her hobbies include reading, watching anime, cooking, studying different languages, wire walking, hula hoop, and working with plants. She is also an herbalist and sells her concoctions on FoxCraft Apothecary. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and visits Seattle often.