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A Game of Fate ♦ Scarlett St. Clair | Review

A Game of Fate — A captivating tale of mythic proportions

Scarlett St. Clair’s A Game of Fate, the first book in the Hades Saga, is a magnificent voyage through a somewhat post-apocalyptic world full of Greek mythology, creating an intricate web of intrigue, passion, and rebellion. St. Clair’s elegant pen strokes took me into a world where gods and mortals mix, destinies are forged, and the line between love and duty blurs into obscurity.

A Game of FateA Game of Fate by Scarlett St. Clair
Series: Hades Saga #1
Published: 12. December 2021
Publisher: Bloom Books
Pages: 402
Genre: Dark Romance, Fantasy, Greek, Mythology, Retelling
Audience: Adult
Shelve: Read 2024
Link to Goodreads
Rating:

"Take her, and I will destroy this world. Take her, and I will destroy you. Take her, and I will end us all."

Hades, God of the Underworld, is known for his inflexible rule, luxurious night clubs, and impossible bargains. Used to control, he is not prepared to discover the Fates have chosen his future wife and Queen-Persephone, Goddess of Spring.

Despite her attraction to the god, Persephone, an ambitious journalism student, is determined to expose Hades for his cruel and ruthless ways. She defies him at every turn, even as the attraction between them explodes.

Hades finds himself faced with the impossible-proving his future bride wrong. Regardless of his efforts, there are forces who wish to keep the two apart and Hades comes to realize he will do anything for his forbidden love, even defy Fate.


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A Game of Fate ♦ Scarlett St. Clair

A Review

Opinion

The enigmatic figure of Hades is central to this story, and his point of view serves as the narrative’s focal point. Unlike its predecessor, A Touch of Darkness, which emphasized Persephone’s POV, A Game of Fate dives deeply into the Lord of the Underworld’s psychology. This shift in perspective breathes new life into the story, and provided me a captivating glimpse into the innermost secrets of a character often reduced to the shadows.

St. Clair’s representation of Hades is excellent. She imbues his thoughts and deeds with richness and depth that far exceeds expectations. From his difficulties with duty and desire to his undying commitment to justice, every aspect of Hades‚ character is portrayed with nuance and sincerity. I was dragged forcefully into his world, rooting for him as he navigates the perilous waters of divine politics and personal tension.

But A Game of Fate is more than just a character portrait; it is a vast epic that spans Greek mythology. The story is kind of centered on an emergent rebellion against the Gods, which adds a genuine feeling of suspense and urgency. As tensions rise and loyalties are tested, St. Clair expertly weaves together several threads of story, which kept me on the edge of my seat until the very final page.

Beyond its captivating plot and well-drawn characters, A Game of Fate excels in its treatment of concepts such as fate, free will, and the nature of power. Through Hades‚ voyage, St. Clair invited me to consider timeless concerns about the state of humanity and the forces that control the course of our lives.

CAWPILE
Characters
4.5
Atmosphere
4.5
Writing
4
Plot
4.5
Intrigue
5
Logic
4
Enjoyment
4.5
Overall:

Conclusion

In a nutshell, A Game of Fate is a storytelling gem that merits each praise it wins. With its intriguing protagonist, rich plot, and thought-provoking topics, this novel is a must-read for lovers of mythology, romance, and epic fantasy. Scarlett St. Clair has created a masterpiece that I will remember long after I have turned the last page.

Hades Saga

The Trilogy

A Game of Fate (#1)A Game of Retribution (#2)
A Game of Gods (#3)

About Scarlett St. Clair

Scarlett St. Clair

International and USA Today Best Selling author Scarlett St. Clair is a citizen of the Muscogee Nation and the author of the HADES X PERSEPHONE SAGA, the HADES SAGA, KING OF BATTLE & BLOOD, and WHEN STARS COME OUT.
She has a Master's degree in Library Science and Information Studies and a Bachelors in English Writing. She is obsessed with Greek Mythology, murder mysteries, and the afterlife.

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