Thursday, 18 April 2013

Seeds by M.M. Kin

Just finished reading Seeds Vol. 1, an independently published novel by M.M. Kin which retells a wonderful Greek myth--the romance between Hades and Persephone. Meticulously researched, Seeds tells the story of Persephone's conception and childhood and the beginnings of her romance with Hades. What I loved about this one was the sheer attention to detail and the way that the author made the characters seem real--her interest in the myths shows throughout the book. It's worth noting that Seeds started out being published online and eventually evolved into its current form after building a solid fan base. The only grumble I have with this one is the typesetting--we have a beautiful professionally designed cover but the interior looks like it could use a little tweaking. Still, this one is a solid addition to my bookshelf and I am looking forward to the next instalment in the next volume in the series.