A Touch of Darkness
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"A Touch of Darkness" Summary

By Scarlett St. Clair

fantasy | 438 pages | Published in 2019

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a Goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—and it’s forbidden.


Estimated read time: 1 min read

One Sentence Summary

Persephone falls for the dark and dangerous Hades while navigating the treacherous world of Greek mythology in modern-day New York City.

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A Touch of Darkness FAQ

  1. What is 'A Touch of Darkness' about?

    A Touch of Darkness is a modern retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth. It follows the story of Persephone, a college student who gets pulled into the world of the Greek gods and finds herself entangled with Hades, the brooding and enigmatic god of the underworld.

  2. Is 'A Touch of Darkness' suitable for young adult readers?

    A Touch of Darkness is categorized as a new adult romance novel and contains mature themes and content, so it may not be suitable for younger readers.

  3. Is 'A Touch of Darkness' part of a series?

    Yes, 'A Touch of Darkness' is the first book in the Hades & Persephone series by Scarlett St. Clair. It is followed by additional books that continue the story of Hades and Persephone.

  4. What genre does 'A Touch of Darkness' fall into?

    A Touch of Darkness falls into the paranormal romance and fantasy genres, with elements of Greek mythology woven into the storyline.

  5. Is there a lot of action in 'A Touch of Darkness'?

    While 'A Touch of Darkness' is primarily a romance novel, it does contain elements of action and intrigue, particularly as the characters navigate the complexities of the Greek god world.