Series: Sinister Fairy Tales Collection
Author: N. Isabelle Blanco
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Sacrifice by N. Isabelle Blanco
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I do confess, this read took me longer than most do nowadays, and I think it has to do with how in depth and detailed this book is. The story of Hercules has been romanticized by Disney, and due to that a lot of the history behind his mythology is forgotten, sadly. So I would recommend that before starting this read, maybe brush up on your Hercules’ mythology, as to keep from becoming slightly confused as I was. That truly is the only reason I didn’t give it a 5 star review, otherwise it was an incredible read.
The dynamic between Megara and Herakles (Hercules) is a mix between intense desire and unbridled need. The modern day re-living of their story is one that will blow you away. I say re-living instead of retelling because they are re-doing all the trials but this time with modern technology assisting the bad guys. In this tales, not everything is what it seems, and those who we’ve always seen as the evil may show you some true colors.
I am definitely intrigued enough to find out more on this world that Isabelle has created. If you have been following along with the Sinister Fairy Tales, this is a perfect addition to this collection. Looking forward to what favorite fairytale of mine will be flipped on it’s head.
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We all know the story.
How it ended.
He survived and conquered each task.
Became the hero of all heroes.
And in the end he became a legend.
What no one told you is that I was there. I was helping him . . . and when he ascended, I was left behind to rot.
Herakles never knew I sold my soul for his success—he didn’t need to. Had I been enough on my own, he would’ve chosen to stay.
Instead, he rose to full glory.
I was dragged straight to Hades.
I lost track of him for nearly three millennia, but I’ve found him.
I will kill him.
He chose to become a god; I was forced to become a nightmare.
Now it’s time for us to meet again.
I abandoned my family mere moments before the Greek pantheon fell.
‘Till this day the whispers accuse me.
Had I been there, perhaps they could’ve been saved.
But I no longer gave a fuck.
Funny how vanity can blind a male to what really matters.
It took less than a year on Olympus before I began searching for her again.
I never found her.
Now, two-in-a-half-thousand years later, here I am.
An immortal ghost, simply getting by.
I should’ve never left her.
The only thing I had was hoping the last of her mortal days, wherever she ended up, were happy . . .
Joke’s on me.
A darkened, twisted version of my female returns, demanding my head for every one of my sins.
And she shall have it.
But first, I’m saving her from her curse.
I’ll sacrifice every ounce of my sanity left to free her . . . right before I let her end me once and for all.
N. Isabelle Blanco is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Allure Series, the Need Series with K.I.Lynn, and many others. At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.
That is, until coffee came a long and took over everything else.
Nowadays, N. spends most of her days surviving the crazy New York rush and arguing with her characters every ten minutes or so, all in the hopes of one day getting them under control.
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