Soren is known by many different names, but they all mean the same thing. A hellhound created by Hades, Soren is a guardian of the Underworld, both champion of the innocents and executioner of the damned. He embodies justice and duty, breathes loyalty, and lives by an unbreakable code.
“No one should brave the underworld alone.” –Edgar Allen Poe
Also created by Hades, Ryot had a very different purpose. As Hades’s assassin, she served the Lord of the Underworld faithfully for centuries, eliminating political rivals and helping him amass power without question. She knew where the bodies were buried, having dug the graves herself. It was only a matter of time before Hades saw her as a threat to be eliminated. Betrayed and exiled to Sheol, Ryot resigned herself to an eternity in hell. But when a chance encounter leads to her escape, Ryot vows revenge against Hades, and she’s the perfect assassin for the job.
When Soren learns of Ryot’s escape, he knows the bodies will soon pile up, with Hades like a cherry on top. Time is running out, but this isn’t the first time Soren has tracked Ryot. He knows her well, knows how she thinks, and he knows that she won’t stop until Hades is dead.
“The road to Hades is easy to travel; at any rate men pass away with their eyes shut.” –Bion of Borysthenes
But Soren and Hades aren’t the only one interested in Ryot’s impossible escape from Sheol. Ryot has her plans for Hades, but others are also watching, waiting, and plotting. And when the Fates join the game, the outcome is anyone’s guess.
- Available: November 15, 2016
- Edited by: Christy Karras
- Published by: Sanguine Publishing, Inc.