Spotlight: Pomegranate by Nicole Scarano
All legends are born out of truth. Yet there is one that’s true story has all been but forgotten. Legend tells us that Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades were brothers who overthrew the first gods, taking the world for themselves. Drawing lots, Zeus, king of the gods, became ruler of the skies. Brave Poseidon drew the lot of the seas, but wicked Hades was tricked into drawing the lot of the Underworld where he became the most feared and hated of the gods. This is merely legend though. The truth… The truth is very different.
For in the beginning, Hades was not a god, but an immortal of Olympus. Once a mortal of earth, Hades had so pleased the gods that life among them was granted. On Mount Olympus, Hades’ eternal youth was that of pure beauty said to have rivalled the beauty of Aphrodite herself. All were captivated by the splendour that was Hades, but Zeus most of all. For Zeus loved her.
But the love of a fickle god can be cruel, and Hades’ betrayal will have its vengeance. For Hades is destined for a dark and terrible greatness.
Praise for Pomegranate
More people should be talking about this book. I mean, wow. My only regret was that I didn’t read it sooner. Highly… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Nellie K. Neves Author (@NellieKatie) May 09, 2019
2019 is off to a great start after finishing Nicole Scarano’s Pomegranate. An original twist on a Greek mythology t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Lyndsey (@Lynnz10) January 20, 2019
Hi @NicoleRScarano, I just finished reading Pomegranate and oh my gosh, I loved it so much. 😭 I love Hades and I l… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…—
Anangsha Alammyan (@anangsha_) June 11, 2019
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- Sharleen Nelson, author of The Time Tourists 
- D. Wallace Peach, author of the Shattered Sea duology 
- Jacob Klop, author of Crooked Souls
- H.L. Walsh, author of From Men and Angels