The Dark Wife (YA — Mythic Fantasy)
Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie. Now, only a goddess can tell the truth.
Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want–except for freedom. She lives on the green earth with her mother, Demeter, growing up beneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. But when Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she experiences something new: choice.
Zeus calls Hades “lord” of the dead as a joke. In truth, Hades is the goddess of the underworld, and no friend of Zeus. She offers Persephone sanctuary in her land of the dead, so the young goddess may escape her Olympian destiny.
But Persephone finds more than freedom in the underworld. She finds love, and herself.
The Dark Wife is a YA novel, a lesbian revisionist retelling of the Persephone and Hades myth. It won the 2012 Golden Crown Literary Award for Speculative Fiction.
Also available for free download to share and read online, and as a free audio book and free French translation. It is offered as a free download in the hopes that everyone who needs to read it will be able to do so.
The Dark Wife is a labor of love, created to be enjoyed by those it was meant to find.
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(The cover for The Dark Wife was designed and illustrated by the incomparable artist, Laura Diemer~ <3)