We’ve officially finished all the Gate of Myth and Power material. With that, it’s another retelling is in the books, so that means it’s time for a new list of retellings!
The story of Hades and Persephone is probably the most well known love story in Greek mythology. (As I mentioned, it’s my favorite out of all the Greek myths!) If you find yourself craving more Hades and Persephone stories, you should take a look at this list of clean/sweet romance retellings of this love story.
I’ll start this list off with my own Hades and Persephone retelling, the Gate of Myth and Power trilogy! This is a funny, urban fantasy retelling in which my version of Persephone disguises herself as a cat, and is unwillingly adopted by Noctus–the elf king of death aka my version of Hades–as his new pet. It’s an unusual start to the story, but you’ll see lots of familiar Greek characters, like Kerberos and Charon!
Next up is my personal favorite, which also single-handedly is responsible for turning me into a fantasy romance nut, and that is:
Keturah and Lord Death– Martine Leavitt
I love this book. You NEED to read it! It’s so fun, and twisty, but so cute! (The publisher put a darker cover on it right now–I have no idea why. It’s the quintessential fantasy romance, so don’t be scared off by it!) If you’re buying books on a budget you should be able to get this one through your local library system, but it’s so cute you’ll want to buy it!
The rest of the recommendations on our list were put together by the Champions from our community (thanks to Vin for organizing these). And as another reminder, this isn’t an exhaustive list as we focused on clean/sweet retellings!
- Seeking Persephone– Sarah M. Eden
- Of Earth and Shadows– Kimberly A. Rogers
- Dark King and the Eternal Dance– Alesha Adamson
- The Concord Coalition– Kenley Davidson
- The Hollow Kingdom– Clare B. Dunkle
- Linnet and the Prince– Alydia Rackham
- Phone Home, Persephone– Kate McMullan
- The Goddess Girls (series)– Joan Holub
- The Darkest Summer– Rebecca Greenwood
- Peaceweaver – Everly Haywood
Are there any sweet/clean Hades and Persephone stories that we missed? Share them in the comments down below!