Hel Hath No Fury
Overall Enjoyment: 4
For some, the worst enemy one can have is family. Make it a family of gods and the results aren’t just deadly, but biblical. Hel, the Norse underworld goddess, has that kind of family. Odin, her uncle, cursed her into their underworld then Loki, her father, took it over, making her the one thing all gods fear—human. There was one, though, who was willing to help her, only one. A god from another pantheon, one who could be just as evil as her father, the same one who had been trying to seduce her for thousands of years—Lucifer.
He is what he is and offers no apologies for it. Hel changed the rules though. Fighting humans and backstabbing gods sounded like a good time. It also helped him get what he wanted. Something he would do anything to get. Anything. What he wanted was Hel. What he didn’t expect was the possibility of losing his soul to her in the process.
It was a hard sell to to picture Lucifer as a “good guy” but it can be done and Ms. Sehlhorst does it well. Okay maybe Lucifer is goodish, if not selfish and out to get his, for this purpose, “good” is as good a term as any other. Besides, the bad guys need loving too. Hel may not want it but she needs his love together domain back. When the Lord and Lady of Hell get together, there has to be a party.
I really liked this book. It was different from the normal vampire, shifter, were-animal demon zombie book I usually read. I recommend it with a gleeful smile on my face that says I don’t share buy your own damn copy, mines signed.