Author’s Debut Novel Lifted from the Greek Myths Released

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With stunning vision and brilliant storytelling prowess, author Rhonda Boles spins a tale out of Zeus, Hades, Demeter and the rest of the Greek myth folks

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With stunning vision and brilliant storytelling prowess, author Rhonda Boles spins a tale out of Zeus, Hades, Demeter and the rest of the Greek myth family in The Legacy of Hades, her debut science fiction novel.

For her one hundredth birthday, Makaria, the daughter of Hades, also known as the Goddess of “Blessed” Death”, expresses her desire to the leave her Underworld home and educate herself on the surface, to gain a better understanding of mortal life. She enrolls at the prestigious Princeton University and befriends Alexander Beckham III, the Duke of Wellington’s grandson, and his cousin Nicolette, her college roommate. All three have their own secrets which they cannot reveal, but through a series of unfortunate events, Alex, Nicolette and Makaria find it almost impossible not to expose their hidden truths. While Alex has and immediate attraction for Makaria, she has her eyes set on a bad boy rocker named Mike. Can Alex prove that he is the right guy for Makaria or will she feed into the notion of why Good girls love Bad boys? Find out more in… The Legacy of Hades!

Boles’ work does not entirely run on magical realism, that of myths and legends. It also tackles relationships, family and the spaces in between. At equal parts compelling and wholly entertaining, The Legacy of Hades is a masterfully crafted piece that will reawaken interest of the Greek and classical myths amongst modern audiences.

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About the Author
Rhonda Boles began her love of writing when her son at the tender age of 2 1/2 was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), a speech delay which causes a child to have difficulty executing phonetic sounds. During this time, she began to journal children stories which they read every night because his book collection had become quite expensive. “Why Does the Sun Set, Mommy?” is the first of six self-published manuscripts inspired by actual conversations with her son and his journey to overcome CAS. Boles has always had a love for Greek Mythology and later turned her focus to science fiction by detailing the beauty yet sometimes tragic family history of the Greek Gods.

The Legacy of Hades * by Rhonda Boles
Publication Date: March 27, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 357 pages; 978-1-4691-5193-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 357 pages; 978-1-4691-5194-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4691-5195-3

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