Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman

Persephone lives in the most gorgeous place in the world. But her overprotective mother, Demeter, makes this paradise more like a trap than an oasis. Just when Persephone has almost given up hope of escaping the life that's been planned for her, a mysterious stranger arrives. A stranger who promises something that spurs Persephone to make a daring choice. A choice that could destroy all she's come to love, even the earth itself. In a land where a singing river can make you forget your very name, Persephone is forced to discover who—and what—she really is. This retelling of the Greek myth shows you a different view of the romance between Persephone (daughter of Demeter and Zeus) and Hades (the ruler of the underworld) and the impact that romance had on the earth and all that live on it.

Check out the New Tech Student website for Radiant Darkness.