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Product Details

  • Paperback: 410 pages
  • Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing (June 27, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1771680164
  • ISBN-13: 978-1771680165
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,052,040 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

This is book 2 of what I suspect will be a trilogy. Persephone's Orchard is book 1 of the series and you should read that first in order to avoid confusion, since Underworld's Daughter picks up right where that one left off. In the first book I changed up the myth of Persephone's marriage to Hades, keeping several of the traditional elements but casting a different interpretation upon them, and of course adding modern-world counterparts for the characters.

In this second book I introduce more figures from myths, along with their modern-day personae. I deviate farther from most of the traditional myths here, creating my own stories in which to cast these Greek-god-like people. But I did look to mythology in shaping their personalities and talents: Hekate has strong witchcraft-like abilities, Dionysos is a wine-making expert and throws wild parties (festivals technically), Hermes is clever and often mischievous, Ares and Adonis have nasty rivalrous feelings toward one another over Aphrodite, and so on. In addition, you'll meet more quasi-mythological animals in this one, since you can't read a page of traditional Greek mythology without tripping over a fantastical beast.

It's my hope that this series will provide readers the same qualities that have kept people interested in myths all these millennia: adventure, love, miracles, murders, beauty, terror, deep philosophical questions, and of course the possibility that some really hot person will one day saunter up to you and offer to take you to Greece and make you immortal.

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I will definitely pick up the next book in this series.
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She manages to intricately weave multiple stories and worlds by focusing on the past and present lives of her characters.
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I read the whole book in one gigantic gulp, Bacchanalian style.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pathvain on June 28, 2014
Format: Paperback
Underworld’s Daughter is the second book in the Chrysomelia series. If you haven’t read the first one, the series is about the reincarnated Greek gods and goddesses, primarily Persephone and Hades. If you haven’t read the first one, quit reading this review and read that instead.
This book is amazingly fun and thought-provoking, and has a little something for everyone. If you are into mythology, this is the book for you. If you normally AREN’T into mythology, this is still the book for you. I find it hard to pigeon-hole it into one genre. It’s filled with mythology, suspense, love, angst, and hilarity.
I’m a picky reader, and normally I can go for years without every actually loving a new book. I might enjoy them but something is always missing (yes, I’m a huge book snob). When I hear someone rave about an upcoming book, I’m usually skeptical. I can’t help it. It’s very rare for a book to grab my attention and make me want to devour it in one sitting. When I find those books, I treasure them. This is one of them.
Molly Ringle is amazingly talented. She manages to intricately weave multiple stories and worlds by focusing on the past and present lives of her characters. It’s brilliantly told and elegantly crafted. The only downside is that the next few books I read are going to suffer poorly in comparison.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jayme Humes on June 29, 2014
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I don't write many reviews about books bc I read so much but I had to stop and write one about this series!!! The way the writer makes her own world out of the myths and legends that I already love is amazing!!! I love how she took a story that was meant to scare young women into wandering off and made it into a love story!!!! Can't wait to read the next!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 1, 2015
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I liked this book more than I initially thought I would! As evidenced by my recent reviews, I am solidly on a YA/Teen Greek Mythology kick. I liked the way the author put her spin on the old stories. The story was engaging and it was a fast read. I will definitely pick up the next book in this series. 4 stars!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Once Upon a Twilight on March 6, 2015
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This is the second book in a series. I had high hopes for it since I enjoyed the first one, but it was just okay. It wasn't quite a two tree rating because there were things I enjoyed about the book, but it wasn't one of my favorites either.

The beginning of the novel was a little confusing and the intimate scenes between Hades and Persephone felt a little childish. The heat just wasn't there. I felt like this throughout the whole novel with other character interactions as well. I understand that this isn't a an erotic novel, but it's also not a young adult as well. Maybe if these scenes were a little bit more developed, I would have given it a better rating.

The one thing I did like about this book was the characters Sophie and Adrian; they compliment each other well. I also felt that the characterization of their friends Tabitha and Zoe were well done as well.

There were parts in the plot where I was worried about the characters and other parts that I felt fell flat, but overall, I enjoyed this book. There were only a few things that I would fix in the story, but I would recommend this to those who like Mythology and Romance.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dean Mayes on July 31, 2014
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Underworld's Daughter, the much anticipated sequel to Ringle's 2012 "Persephone's Orchard", delivers what every great sequel should - a deeper exploration of the core characters that were established so well in the first book, a heightened intensity to the story telling - in which those characters are tested to their limits - and more kinetic adventure.

Molly Ringle deftly handles the cross currents between the mythical realms and our own present-day world, balancing them so that they feed off one another to drive the story forward.

As with Persephone's Orchard, the re-imagining of classic Greek mythology is a joy to get lost in. The freshness of the paranormal elements, the crispness of the action & the deepening love story between Sophie/Adrian/Persephone/Hades engages you and delights you.

Underworld's Daughter is a compelling and exciting sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By IveGotSnaxHere on April 16, 2015
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Having read the first book, I immediately bought the second book, thinking that Molly Ringle would continue her smooth like butter writing, intelligent storyline, and humor filled character sketches.... I was no disappointed.

This book opens up a whole new layer of ancient Greek characters reborn into a modern day world in modern day bodies, reliving their past lives through dream sequences, and memories unlocked by the fruit Persephone first found in the Underworld. It's awesome continuance of a story created from history and sheer creative genius. I LOVED IT!

If you've read #1... you've got to read #2... You will NOT be disappointed.
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More About the Author

Molly Ringle grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and lives in Seattle with her husband and children. Her studies include a bachelor of arts in anthropology and a master of arts in linguistics. She was a Tri-Delta in college, in an old sorority house that was supposedly haunted, which inspired some of the central ideas for 'The Ghost Downstairs.' She also loves folklore and mythology, and is working on new novels about the Greek myths. 'Persephone's Orchard' is the first in the series. When not writing, she can often be found experimenting with fragrances, chocolate, and gardening.