The Dark Wife

The Dark Wife

Sarah Diemer

Language: English

Pages: 186

ISBN: 1461179939

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Book Details:

ISBN: 1461179939
EAN: 9781461179931
ASIN: 1461179939
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2011-05-12
Number of Pages: 264
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

Three thousand years ago, a god told a lie. Now, only a goddess can tell the truth. Persephone has everything a daughter of Zeus could want--except for freedom. She lives on the green earth with her mother, Demeter, growing up beneath the ever-watchful eyes of the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus. But when Persephone meets the enigmatic Hades, she experiences something new: choice. Zeus calls Hades "lord" of the dead as a joke. In truth, Hades is the goddess of the underworld, and no friend of Zeus. She offers Persephone sanctuary in her land of the dead, so the young goddess may escape her Olympian destiny. But Persephone finds more than freedom in the underworld. She finds love, and herself.

GoodReads Author Information:

Author Name: Sarah Diemer

Author Description: I write about heroic, magical girls who love girls. YA author of Golden Crown Award-winning THE DARK WIFE (the lesbian, YA retelling of the Persephone myth) and TWIXT and co-author, with my amazing wife, author Jennifer Diemer, of Project Unicorn: A Lesbian YA Extravaganza.

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Pallas—she’d nearly run into me, and she grasped my upper arms to regain her balance. “I didn’t see you. I’m sorry. I thought you were sleeping.” “I couldn’t. I hoped a walk might help—”  “Come, come! I’ve just the thing for restlessness.” I followed her down a corridor that arced to the left, and she pulled me by the hand into an illuminated room—gold-and-white shifting light—occupied by a beautifully carved lyre and Hades. Pallas dropped to the floor, folded her legs beneath her, took

and on…” I craned my neck, searching for the riverbank, willing it to appear. I wouldn’t speak to him, encourage him. I had made a mistake, boarding this boat, and I ached to feel earth beneath my feet again. “The dead are angry,” he hissed. I recoiled at the harshness of his words, leaning back slightly over the water. “They want equality, release and relief, and they will never find those things under the rule of Hades.” My hands clenched at my sides, but I refused to take Charon’s bait. The

me, at my mouth, my hands. Every part of me. My mouth opened; my heart stopped. I wanted her, and she wanted me, and as she turned and left, I knew it would be tonight—it would be tonight. I lay back on the floor and stared at the ceiling, my head spinning, the whole world spinning. She was gone now. But tonight… “You’re so obvious,” Pallas sniffed, stalking into my room. I propped myself up on my elbows and gave her the most unapologetic grin of my life. She sat down beside me, shook her

tables that groaned beneath platters of grapes and cakes, luscious fruits spilling out of golden goblets. A white rose. Charis had become a white rose. Charis who was lost to me. I leaned on the table and took a sip from one of the cups to steady my head. I had never drunk ambrosia before—it tasted of grapes and rare fruits, crushed and made perfect within the minds of the gods. It was bliss, but it wasn’t real—they created it with their thoughts, their desires. I stared down into the swirling

“Yes,” she said. I went to my room to find the pomegranate. The long, low bed where I slept, the white marble walls—this had been my home. But I would not be sleeping here tonight. I wouldn’t see this room again. I pressed my hand against the place where Hades had lain beside me, and I said a quick goodbye, my first goodbye, and I didn’t look back when I left, pomegranate clutched to my heart. I searched for Hades. She was not in the throne room, and she was not in her chamber. I wandered

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