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At the Academy of the Gods, winner takes all and the games are about to begin.

The name's Kore, daughter of Demeter, crown goddess of spring, but you can call me Kory.

Along with my invitation to attend the elite Olympus Academy where all the top deities send their brats for training, comes the news that I'm betrothed to Hades, tall, dark, and brooding god of the underworld.

I'd much rather be Queen Bee of my girl gang back home, slinging panaceas to spoiled rich Olympians, but I have three years to enjoy my life before I'm ruling the denizens of hell at Hades' side and I refuse to waste it making him look good.

Turns out, my betrothed has a gang of his own. The Triad, made up of Hades, Loki, and Fenrir, rules the school and they expect me to bow down like everyone else.

Sure, Janus. Cue eyeroll.

The three of them share everything, and when I humiliate Hades my first night at the Academy by making the tiniest immortal faux pas, their lust turns to cruelty and they start to edge in on my side hustle, but that's fine with me. Four can play at that game.

©2019 River Ramsey (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Amy R.
  • 03-05-20

Poorly executed series. Should be one book.

Please Note: This review encompasses the entire series but contains no spoilers.

The overall arching plot line/ idea is what drew me in and kept reading through the various books. Sadly, this does not entirely make up for the issues with consistency, lack of connections in scattered plot points, little or no motivations behind character’s actions, and more.

The overall series lacks follow through on several plot points that are set up as foreshadowing that could have given great interest to the story as a whole. Sadly, none of these moments of foreshadow take place.

The characters themselves are all written well with the exception of Hades. He comes across as a spoiled rich kid fitting certain tropes of this kind of character. His narration could also have something to do with this character and their choices coming off as a bit cringeworthy, eye rolling at the least.

I am a major fan of combining different mythos and storylines so that they can coincide and mingle well with one another. However, one can not simply skip over known mythos in ways that create incestuous relationships just to use certain characters. Additionally, renaming Persephone “Kore” or “Kory” was not a welcome change to the mythos- particularly when no other famous mythological character has been renamed.

Lastly, all three books could have been written as one. They are each labeled as “semesters”. One would assume that these would then take place in different semesters, however the timeline is so muddled that there is no clear marker of what semester we are in. There are three books, but what seems like two semesters. Additionally, there is not a large enough story arc and cliff hanger within each book to make a series necessary.

Overall, the ideas behind the storyline are very, very good. Just poorly executed. I do not find these books to be worth their three credits, though you might.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 17-04-20

The gods in the story will bewitch you

Book 1 in the story. River Ramsey wrote a great attention grabbing story . Love how she mixed the Greek Gods with some Viking gods . The gods were at an academy , they were only allowed to join as a favour to them and their parents.
The heroine is Persy . Heros are Loki , Hades , Cerebus and Dionysus. This is a reverse harem story.
Persy mother is Demetra. Hades father is Cronos .
When Persy gets to the school Hades sets her off , his high handed , I’m it attitude. Persy actually slaps him . Hades with his group, Loki and Cerebus decide to teach her a lesson. They make her the rabbit, which means she’s free for anyone to do anything to her . You see Hades and Persy are promised to each other . River Ramsey took the Greek version and gave it a twist . River Ramsey threw doubts of who Persy father is , Poseidon , Ares . Grab it and see how Persy handles Hades .

The performance of Erik Bloomquist, Amelie Griffin were great. Loved how they changed their tone for the characters

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  • C. JULIJA
  • 13-02-20

very enjoyable read, frenemies young love story.

swallowed it in few hours. fremeny young love story with gods in the mix for super powers and arrogance.

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  • Felicity
  • 05-04-21

AMAZING

A great book I would recommend. It does end on a cliffhanger though so if you decide to listen to this or read it, make sure you have access to the next book in the series. The cliffhanger doesn't end in the middle of a scene but it does end with a lot of questions left unanswered. This is a spin-off story of Persephone and Hades with additional characters included in the romance. There is no finality to the romance in this first book which makes the next book all the more alluring to read. I hope you decide to read this if you think you might like it and find that it's even better than you originally thought. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-05-20

love this set

first book is very good im onto the 3rd its been done very well and im keen to see the end