Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, YA Fantasy | Release Date: 5 October 2022 | Series: House of Shadows | Pages: 448 | Publisher: Hot Key Books | Review
Look no further than Daughter of Darkness by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr, if you’ve been wanting a brilliant new read! This tale is rife with the myths and legends of ancient Greece, centring around the deadliest task a Soul Severer could ever be given…
Deina serves the god Hades as a Soul Severer, someone who shepherds the dead from the land of the living. She is indentured for life, unless she can work off enough time by doing the hardest of tasks and taking risks. When King Orpheus arrives, Deina thinks her wishes have finally been answered. To gain her freedom, all she has to do is join a team of Soul Severers to bring back Queen Eurydice, his dead wife, from the Underworld… But can Deina trust the people about her? Will Hades let them trespass in the Underworld without any consequences? And why is someone following her, wanting her to take a different path?
Katharine and Elizabeth have created a rich new mythology featuring the gods of ancient Greece… And I’ve loved how much of the civilisation and its culture has been infused within Daughter of Darkness! Is there anything this duo can’t write?! There were plenty of moments when I just *knew* things were going to go badly for Deina, but it still made my heart race like mad. When you mix a tale of fate, death and deities together, you get a magnificent story of both heartache and foolhardy bravery. This plot will keep you staying up late at night, until you can finally turn the last page!
I actually really love that Deina doesn’t think much of the gods. Her ability to look at things without blind faith is invigorating, particularly in a tale like Daughter of Darkness. There’s also trickery, revelations and treachery amongst the group Deina travels with, and I kept wondering who was going to be the first to break the tenuous alliance! Katharine and Elizabeth have created a YA fantasy which just *keeps* giving the reader more than they could’ve ever dreamed. I know Deina isn’t one for heroes, but seriously. That girl needs to look in the mirror, because she is one.
Hades is a powerful, capricious deity. Quite a few novels in recent years like to give gods a touch of humanity about them, but Daughter of Darkness takes us back to the older mythologies… When gods were fickle, spiteful and in love with their own power. I have so enjoyed reading a story like this! Did it make me want to yell at Hades at times? Yes. But only because this storyline was written so well!
None! I just badly want the next book already!
Daughter of Darkness by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr is a YA fantasy full of myths, heartache and the deadliest of quests. I have been enamoured with Deina’s story from the very first page, and honestly think everyone else who reads it will be too! There’s a reason why Katharine and Elizabeth Corr are on my auto-buy list… If you love the sound of this beautiful book from my review? You can click any of the links below and get your own copy! Happy reading, glitterbugs!
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