Author: Josephine Angelini
Publisher: MacMillan Children's Books
Date: July 2012
As the only scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on.
Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running out. A ruthless foe plots against them, and the Furies' cry for blood is growing louder.
As the ancient Greek world collides with the mortal one, Helen's sheltered life on Nantucket descends into chaos. But the hardest task of all will be forgetting Lucas Delos.
Again, this is beautifully written, just like the first. I completely forgot that it is third person because I was so lost in the story, the characters and the world that Josephine Angelini created.
In this next book we see more of the underworld as we travel there quite a bit. To me it's a real place that I should be able to visit (not that I'd want to) based on how real it all felt to me.
In the previous novel Helen's mum revealed that Lucas is her brother, eww she kissed him! Not the first time we have seen this in books but I do kind of get fed up with "oh no he's my cousin, I can't love him, but I do, what do I do". Luckily these weren't too long and I could easily wash over them.
I never knew what was coming in this book and I look forward to the excitement and journey still left to be had in the trilogy's final soon.
Still to come...