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Captive in the Underworld, Persephone tries her best to resist the wonders of this mystical realm and the allure of its ruler. However, this is much easier said than done when the Underworld offers her freedoms she has never experienced, and Hades offers her pleasure the likes of which she has never known...Meanwhile, in the land of the living, Demeter's search for her dauCaptive in the Underworld, Persephone tries her best to resist the wonders of this mystical realm and the allure of its ruler. However, this is much easier said than done when the Underworld offers her freedoms she has never experienced, and Hades offers her pleasure the likes of which she has never known...Meanwhile, in the land of the living, Demeter's search for her daughter culminates in a devastating discovery that causes her to unleash her wrath on an unsuspecting world......

Title : Seeds Volume Two
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ISBN : 9781489519115
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 422 Pages
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Seeds Volume Two Reviews

  • Kaitlin Bevis
    2018-10-17 01:26

    Again I have to praise M.M Kin for the sheer amount of research that went into writing these books. She has taken the time to make the setting as authentic as possible. I loved being introduced to all the Chthonic deities in the Underworld, including the ones that I found too ambiguous to include, like Styx who is a river and a goddess. The primordial deities are complicated, but Kin included them with so much skill I never found myself going, "Wait, but how would that work?"Nyx and Hecate were fantastic, and I hope to see more of them in the next installment. I thought using those gods to give Persephone some much needed female friends to chat with was fantastic. And Bonus, they chat about things OTHER than guys sometimes so the book actually might pass the Bechdel test, which is hard to do in a romance! I also enjoyed her calm, cool, evenheaded depiction of Athena. Athena is clearly wise but she doesn't come off as some kind of emotionless robot. She's a character with feelings and motivations, ditto with Artemis. I like how they both tried to help Persephone.One character I'm curious about and hope to see a bit more of in the next book is Hera. I just thing Kin could do such a great job with the complicated stuff Hera has to be processing 24/7 just because she's Zeus' wife, and I'd love to see inside Hera's head. I also like how, for the most part, modern speech was included in a way that felt natural. When setting a book SO deep in the past, it's a real challenge to decide how you want the characters to talk. Especially since they shouldn't even be speaking English, so there's not a model for how they should sound. Thee's and Thous would be just as inaccurate as likes and whatevers. So there's this super delicate like between the characters language being modern enough to be accessable, yet formal enough not to take you right out of the story. For the most part, Kin handled this beautifully, and throughout the ENTIRE book, she handled it better than I could. She handled it so well that when that line slipped a bit too far to the modern side in the middle of the book, I noticed it way more than I would have had the language not been built in to the world with so much skill. There was a minute there, maybe 2-3 chapters, where every character was suddenly cussing like a sailor and the entire cadence of the dialogue shifted to completely modern speach. The situation warranted it, they were all pretty pissed at Zeus, but I found it a bit jarring. But it only lasted for a second and then we were right back in the middle of the balance.I loved the character development. All of the characters are fully fleshed out and three dimensional, even the minor ones, though I don't like some of the characters. That's not a knock on the author, she made them authentically flawed. Zeus is a professional victim who ducks responsibility at every turn. I love how he's so confused that Demeter won't stop with the whole famine thing until he steps up and returns Persephone. He keeps trying to explain to everyone that will listen that he didn't have a choice and oh, but Hades is scary and he doesn't want to upset him, and not a single deity is buying it. Demeter keeps getting told she's being irrational, hurting the humans for something a god did, but I'm completely in line with her way of thought. Zeus had ample opportunity to fix everything. She warned him, and she's also not actively killing the crops, she's just withdrawing her blessing from the land...which actively kills the crops. But why would she bless the land so Zeus and team can benefit from human worship? It sucks people are dying but those deaths are on Zeus' head as far as I'm concerned.Other than that place, where I'm completely on her team, this book made me realize Demeter is downright abusive to Persephone. Way over controlling, manipulative, and emotionally and verbally abusive. She reminds me a bit of Gothel from Rapunzel. But that behavior seems par for the course in this world because Hades is the exact same. I have a lot of issues with Hades. At the end of the day, no matter how I try to spin his character he's a manipulative jerk who lies, misleads, kidnaps, and doesn't pay much attention to the word no but is so proud and smug he points to the few things he did do right as proof he's not a bad guy. Sorry, Hades. You don't get kudos for NOT hitting, beating, or raping someone. If I heard him point out "yeah, I kidnapped her, but I'm not mistreating her," one more time....grr. If it wasn't for the fact that Persephone is just as frustrated with that attitude as I am, I would have thrown the book down awhile ago. But she is, and in that you can see how talented M.M Kin is. The reader isn't supposed to side with Hades, we're supposed to see the flaws in his logic, HADES just can't see the flaws in his logic. When she writes any of the gods POV she is SO deep in their POV that you see exactly how they convince themselves they are not in the wrong here and that is so realistically done. Persephone's pov is like the normal, every day person as she looks around at the pantheon, and that perspective alone makes her a likable character, but she's also strong and smart and likable completely on her own merits. I've really enjoyed her character throughout the series and I can't way to see how she continues to develop in book three. I'm really curious how book three is going to go, because I really want to see Persephone put everyone in their place.

  • The BookWhisperer
    2018-09-24 03:09

    I was wrapped up into this book just as quickly as I was the first. Something about these characters just intrigues me and I craved to finish it as soon as possible. Persephone is becoming more of a woman with the choices that she makes and the confidence that she grows. I doubt to say that she would ever have grown such confidence while in the presence of her mother so being kept in the Underworld is doing her some good, even if she wants nothing more than to back to the top. This book is about Persephone growing up and learning what lies at her fingertips in the Underworld. Since she is the Queen of the Dead, she is the goddess of the realm and it was interesting to read how Persephone molds into her title. I was also interesting to read how the continual relationship between Hades and Persephone advances and becomes more mature. What I found a struggle with, and I mean a struggle in the sense of I rooted for both characters, was that I wanted nothing more than for Persephone to realize that this was her fate. It was carved in stone and that she just had to accept the fact that she was destine to the Underworld (so I rooted for Hades.) But I also wanted Persephone to be able to make her own decisions in life, especially since her mother would never let her, and decide for herself if this was the place she wanted to be (so I rooted for Persephone.) It was a battle my inner self fought throughout this book. I believe that Kin has done such a great job writing all of the gods and goddesses thoughts and feelings to where I felt like their point of views described in this book made me not hate them for what deeds they carried out, i.e. Zeus. I’m not even waiting to read the third book. In fact, I have already started it. Hooray!~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~

  • Sarah Banera
    2018-09-25 01:22

    This series is one of the best that I have come across in quite a while. After reading the first book in the series, I immediately jumped right into this one. The plot continues on at a smooth pace that keeps Kin's reading audience engaged and on the edge of our seats. I fell in love with Hades and Persephone and the relationship that, in the beginning, felt like it would never work out. I was amazed at the obstacles that this couple goes through and the strength that Persephone possesses when she looks at her life. She is one of the strongest Heroines and is a woman who will not be swayed!I would recommend this book along with the series to anyone that is looking for a love that can truly conquer all. It bridges worlds and rough family patches and the characters come out swinging and ready to defend the love that they have for one another.

  • Bethany
    2018-10-15 20:09

    I was not at all disappointed in this continuance of the Seeds story. I was happy to see Persephone's body catching up to who she really was, as her state in the first book left me a little concerned, I am glad this was addressed here. She certainly is happy with the changes, and so would I! I found her scenes with Hades to be funny, endearing, arousing, and vexing - they go from fighting (Seph demanding her freedom) to Hades seducing her, or just showing her around the Underworld. A big part of this book focuses on Demeter, and I was glad she was not left out since she is a big part of this story, and her wrath has been captured nicely.

  • Suzanne Steffes O'Neil
    2018-10-13 03:13

    I finished reading Volume one and had to get volume two right away. I love how this story describes Persephone's development from an oppressed girl to a powerful young goddess. The dynamics between the main character and her overbearing mother are fantastic as well as what develops between Persephone and Hades. This story transcends Greek Mythology and touches on issues between women and their daughters as well as women and their lovers.

  • Chell Howard
    2018-10-07 19:19

    Another fantastic book! The story really gets fleshed out in here as Hades and Persephone's relationship grows, even though this is only the second book I have the feeling that I will enjoy the third one! If you're looking for some awesome, hot H and P, it's right here!

  • Ellie Hall
    2018-09-15 20:19

    A little slower than the first book but still IMMENSELY ENJOYABLE. Highly recommend this. I continue to be in awe at how well-researched it is. (Although seriously, I'm 100% fed up with the recurring trope that Hades and Persephone can't have kids.) One book to go!

  • Tara Humphrey
    2018-10-08 19:22

    Once again, a great series on a great story. I can't wait to download the next book when I get home from work!

  • Kelli Marie
    2018-10-10 00:08

    a great follow up to the first one! amazing! Can't wait till the last one!

  • Elly Green
    2018-10-14 19:30

    I'd like to start by saying that I, again, appreciate the thoroughness of Ms. Kin's research and attention to detail. This volume picks up at the exact moment the previous volume ends. And from there she proceeds to cover each and every day of Persephone's life in the Underworld. Which, I'll admit sounds a little boring, but where, in the first volume there is a bit of drag, here there is so much going on it reads incredibly quick. One minute, I had 5 hours of reading remaining (thank you Kindle for that little tidbit of information) and then the next, I had two hours. A day later, I looked down and saw only 30 minutes left. Where had the time gone! :)What follows is a list of what I enjoyed the most:Her depiction of and in-depth report on every aspect of Hades' kingdom. Almost like reading a traveler's guide to the Underworld, I was hooked on every new place Hades showed Persephone. I'm afraid I was a bit more excited about her discoveries than she was. Incredibly well-written and thoroughly imagined. Kampe was a sincere delight!Secondly, Persephone's discovery, along with the reader's, of all of Hades talents made the mythology purist in me very happy. So many folks think of him as only the God of the Underworld, when in reality, he was so much more. Although, there is a scene involving a kilt... [Author's Note: regarding my last mention of his boots, Ms. Kin told me she chose to give Hades some unique clothing options because, as God of the Underworld, she felt he would have access to more cultures.]When Persephone at last meets her father in the Underworld you will cry - fair warning now. Ms. Kin does an excellent job of imagining the encounter. In this one scene, you see more of Persephone's maturity and fits for the role of Queen than in any other part of this volume or the first one. Wonderful writing!The sex scenes, assuming you can accept the premise of him being her uncle and he DID kidnap her and IS holding her hostage as an okay thing to do [Since this is mythology, I'm a more accepting of it inherently (Hell, I have a brother and sister getting it on in my next published work!)] then I can tell you, you are in for a treat. Ms. Kin handles the budding sexual tension well and writes a sensual erotic scene with flair.I am curious to see how Ms. Kin will eventually tie in a few of the side stories she introduced in Volume One (Perseus' myth and the eventual birth of Hercules?) and now in Two (a random crying baby with what I assume may be colic?). I have high hopes for Volume Three to tie this massive undertaking in a neat little bundle of interlocking myths. I have a few questions hanging over from One and now have about three from Two.I will end this review with a caveat:Ms. Kin takes it to heart to cover every defining moment of Persephone's blossoming, from child-adult to woman, including a rather graphic scene in which Persephone discovers her monthly bleeding. I understand completely why Ms. Kin felt it necessary to include this scene. However, for some readers, this part may be a little too much.If you enjoy a well-formed and fleshed out fantasy novel and/or a unique retelling of a rather well-known Greek myth, then this series is for you. Previous mythology knowledge is not a requirement.Onto reading Seeds: Volume Three...

  • Anne-Marie
    2018-10-09 02:24

    The things I had to fault in the vol. 1 were the redundancy and the many mistakes with the spelling and syntax. In the vol. 2, I didn’t feel that the characters or main plot of the book was running is circle. That was a good improvement. There were also fewer mistakes when it came to the language but it still needed editing. This second book was very good still I feel it doesn’t deserve 5 stars yet. There were times I have to admit I roamed through the pages quickly; especially when it came to the effect the wrath of Demeter had on the people. I just didn’t feel connected to the characters that appeared suddenly out of nowhere in the book. Demeter is as annoying as ever. She still acts like a toddler who can’t get her way. However, she brings sound arguments to her plea which makes her less ridiculously bitchy I guess. I have to say, I hate it when mothers don’t want their child to grow up and Demeter definitely fits the profile. (view spoiler)[She actually stopped her daughter from aging. (hide spoiler)]No matter what, this book is worth reading despite its flaws. What I love most about it is that I really feel like I am in the underworld with Hades and Persephone. The depiction of the world of the dead is totally amazing and her rendition of both gods is somewhat realistically marvellous. Neither of them is perfect; their faults make them believable. But Persephone is getting on my nerves. I know that she was kidnapped. I know that she can’t feel the warmth of life in the underworld. I grasp the concept. But come on, how much of a tease can she be? She’s all “Service me Hades, but I will never be your wife for all eternity”. One second, she’s giving off this vibe:The next, she’s all:Talk about major whiplash. Poor Hades. But then again, he is effing persistent with the food thing. I risk sounding redundant myself when I say this but, I love them just the way they are. They are perfect being imperfect. I quite enjoyed reading this sequel. It is safe to say I liked the second book more than the first one and I sure am glad I ordered the last two volumes at once. I can’t wait to see how this series concludes, especially after reading the ending of the second book. What a tease!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Pricillia Moman
    2018-10-07 23:07

    Oh, I loved this book and always had a fascination with the Hades and Persephone myth. So this book is a super treat for me. While the last volume contained a lot of backstory and info. This one really gets to the meat of the Hades/Persephone relationship. Mainly focusing on the internal struggle of Persephone. But Hades also gets a fair share of the limelight too. New characters are introduced in the Underworld and while they don't take away the story from the main lovers, they do add their unique elements. It is also a different and unique portrayal of the Gods E.G Hecate probably being the most obvious.The world building for the Underworld is really done well. It really puts you in the shoes of Persephone at seeing the wonder of all these new and amazing sights. I thought the portrayal of the afterlife was unique and interesting, just to see the inner workings of an afterlife and the society that could surrounded it.I noticed some reviewers were giving this book a hard time for it's non-Hades/Persephone scenes, but I had the strong urge to defend those. I think they added another element to the story and made it more than just another silly romance novel. By showing us how the Gods and mortals are effected adds so much more tension to the plotline and how the reader will fill.

  • Kathryn
    2018-10-04 03:09

    Picking up where the first Volume of the Seeds trilogy left off, Seeds Volume 2 focuses on Persephone's time in the Underworld and her internal struggles as she tries to reconcile her feelings for Hades and her interest in her strange new world. We are introduced to a number of Gods and yet again--as in volume 1--the authors love of the myths really shines here, as does her ability to bring many of them to life. Juxtaposed to all of this is Demeter's search for her beloved daughter. And keep your eyes out for a pomegranate ...

  • Katiya Kawkaw
    2018-10-02 23:19

    This book was fantastic. I loved the pacing and events in this book, since this is where Demeter finds out where her daughter is, and all hell basically breaks loose. Not that I can blame her, with the way Zeus was acting!I also vastly enjoyed the intimate scenes between Hades and Persephone. While the story itself is excellent, the erotica really adds a nice treat as we see Hades and Persephone have fun with one another. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the myth!

  • Bovvered
    2018-10-03 22:14

    Personally liked the second book better than the first because now the backstory and buildup is over, so we can focus on Hades and Persephone and the author does a really nice job with their relationship. Would definitely recommend if you're a big fan of the myth.

  • Rinalyn
    2018-09-28 19:09

    Fantastic!!! Even better than the first book!!!

  • Miranda
    2018-10-14 00:32

    I was wrapped up into this book just as quickly as I was the first. Something about these characters just intrigues me and I craved to finish it as soon as possible. Persephone is becoming more of a woman with the choices that she makes and the confidence that she grows. I doubt to say that she would ever have grown such confidence while in the presence of her mother so being kept in the Underworld is doing her some good, even if she wants nothing more than to back to the top. This book is about Persephone growing up and learning what lies at her fingertips in the Underworld. Since she is the Queen of the Dead, she is the goddess of the realm and it was interesting to read how Persephone molds into her title. I was also interesting to read how the continual relationship between Hades and Persephone advances and becomes more mature. What I found a struggle with, and I mean a struggle in the sense of I rooted for both characters, was that I wanted nothing more than for Persephone to realize that this was her fate. It was carved in stone and that she just had to accept the fact that she was destine to the Underworld (so I rooted for Hades.) But I also wanted Persephone to be able to make her own decisions in life, especially since her mother would never let her, and decide for herself if this was the place she wanted to be (so I rooted for Persephone.) It was a battle my inner self fought throughout this book. I believe that Kin has done such a great job writing all of the gods and goddesses thoughts and feelings to where I felt like their point of views described in this book made me not hate them for what deeds they carried out, i.e. Zeus. I’m not even waiting to read the third book. In fact, I have already started it. Hooray!

  • Fera Flies Free
    2018-10-02 21:07

    4.5 stars!I guess it's where the real fun begins!Love Hades and Persephone tale! <33

  • Scott Spotson
    2018-09-24 00:05

    I was so glad to get this book as a paperback, able to carry it around with me so I could browse through it from time to time. This is a book best meant for slow reading, for savouring a bit at a time, since the story is mainly mythical rather than a fast-paced one. I knew very little about Greek mythology, and didn't even know of Persephone, let alone that Hades was even married! I had imagined Hades as a devil, an evil being who stole men's souls. How different Hades is in this book! He comes off as another decent God, even one capable of expressing love and bargaining in a way that calculates the balance of power, but not in a greedy, grasping way. In short, as another clever God. Even (the Underworld, representing Hell) is different... it has gardens, lovely architecture, and so on! The writing is very smooth, and absolutely no typos.I love the part near the end where Demeter, mother of Persephone, vents her wrath on the other Gods for refusing to help her get her daughter back. Morally I felt a little conflicted, should I cheer on a young woman who has been kidnapped, but comes to appreciate her kidnapper, who is kind and generous, except to the extent of letting her go free? Is a gilded cage ever capable of being a suitable place for someone to live in true freedom? But I put these thoughts aside to enjoy the book.

  • Talltree
    2018-09-30 00:34

    3.5 stars

  • Adrienne
    2018-09-26 19:32

    To say I loved Book 1 of Seeds would probably be an understatement, needless to say M.M. Kin has set high expectations for Volume 2. As another review stated, I would have loved to give this book a whole five stars.... but I also felt like the story has slowed its pace with the second installment. Nonetheless, I did enjoy this book overall. I feel that the author tried to spread the focus between the development with Hades/Persephone and Demeter. As interesting and great as the sections about Demeter were, I feel like they were dragged out a bit more then should be. I do see the author's perspective about wanting to describe Demeter's sorrow, wrath and frustration; however they were a tad bit too long for my liking. The moment I started this book, I had a good idea where I thought M.M. Kin would be ending the Book 2, and I certainly hit the mark. Although I totally agree that M.M. Kin ended part 2 at a nice spot, it was fairly predictable if you are familiar with basic Greek mythology. It was also nice to see other gods be introduced into the series, M.M. Kin has most definitely invested many hours in her mythology research which I think deserves a big round of applause. Her description of the Underworld mechanisms remains vivid and well written, and I am absolutely in love with the personal growth of Persephone and the relationship between Persephone/Hades. In all, this was a nice continuation of the story. I think for now, my favorite of the series is Book 1 hands down. If you are like myself, and was counting down the days for this book release (I bought this via Kindle the morning released) I was slightly disappointed but still found this an enjoyable read. I am looking forward to the final installment in September 2014.

  • WitchyKilljoy
    2018-09-20 21:12

    I wish I could have given it full 5 stars but I felt like story slowed down a bit from the first one. Hades and Persephone are the meat of the story and sometimes I felt like too much time was being spent on Demeter's wrath. It's not that it doesn't matter what Hades and Zeus's actions would cause in the long run, I just felt it could have been cut down a bit. I love Persephone's development. She just grows on you. She may be a kidnapping victim, but she sure as heck does not act like it nor does she put up with any Hades's whims. It's not easy to find yourself when everyone around you wants you to be some version of their own desires, but Persephone manages to build some of her own identity. She is feisty and has ton of personality. She can't help being attracted to sexy Hades who pretty much treats her like a Queen but she also misses sunshine and her mother who was beyond reasonable. She was willing to commit mass genocide to get her daughter back despite knowing she is unharmed and safe. I understood her anger and frustration, but she just took that to a whole new, insane level.I wish the writing was little more formal. Too much every day 21st century slang and it didn't ring true in the mythology.Overall, this book is a successful sequel to the Volume 1 and that ending will make you scream for more. I cannot wait for the Volume 3.

  • Aomi
    2018-10-08 20:18

    Started this right after reading Book 1. Was not at all disappointed. There are some nice scenes between Hades and Persephone... I wouldn't mind being kidnapped by him. Wink wink.

  • Rachel Alexander
    2018-10-03 03:26

    I thoroughly enjoyed Seeds Volume One and eagerly anticipated reading more. I received my copy almost as soon as it became available and dove into its pages immediately, wanting to continue the same rich experience I got from the first book. Needless to say, the bar of my expectations was set rather high.Seeds Volume Two not only met my expectations, it drastically exceeded them.The first volume offered a rich back story and well-developed characters that a fan of history and Greek mythology would be immediately familiar with. In the second volume, M.M. Kin delves into the Underworld: its mystical landscape and its lesser known characters. She gives each a distinctive personality without overwhelming the reader, and they in turn populate a sumptuous landscape of heaven, hell and everything in between. I was swept away by her depiction of the Underworld as seen through our heroine's eyes.As for our star-crossed lovers, their relationship is shown both building and deteriorating in equal measure as immutable conflict and heightened emotion take center stage through well-crafted dialogue, humor, and sensuality. The love scenes are well placed, inventive, and coincide with the development of their relationship... not to mention extremely sexy.In the midst of their story, the world above is not forgotten and M.M. Kin draws on the original mythology to show us through the eyes of Demeter, the Olympian gods and various mortal characters the dire consequences of the main character's actions.Combined with a cliffhanger ending, Seeds Volume Two has delivered a feast for the reader: leaving me sated by the intricate descriptions and plot, and starving for the next installment.

  • Yvonne Sowell
    2018-10-02 22:31

    Loved it as usual! M.M. Had a way of weaving the stories to make it believable and sets herself apart from the usual fictional romance books. Also that I adore Hades and Persephone for years so this is still a dream come true for me. 5stars!!

  • Bimi
    2018-09-21 23:05

    it was cool to see how much myth research went into this book. i also liked the part with eleusis and also how instead of just letting everyone starve, demeter spares some people, it was interesting to see.

  • Jessica
    2018-09-21 23:08

    My least favorite of the trilogy. The story went off on too many tangents, and the character development seemed to be spread thin. The story was still just as intriguing though and that kept me reading.

  • Yannie
    2018-09-16 03:16

    I like this better than the first one. It had more emphasis on Persephone's interaction with the other characters. I like how Hades realized his mistakes in this book.

  • Alanna
    2018-09-21 02:22

    I literally tore through this one and went onto the next one. It was a good follow up to the first one.

  • Andrea
    2018-09-18 21:19

    So far this series is deserving of the five-star rating. Unfortunately the reason why I had to settle for a four-star rating is because...just like volume 1 before it, I found quite a few editing mistakes scattered throughout the chapters. These mistakes took me out of the story every time I came across them when all I wanted was to be fully engrossed in this grand retelling of such a famous myth. While M.M Kin is obviously a talented writer, I feel that it is unfair for the reader to take on the role of English school teacher, correcting mistakes with a red pen (honestly that is how I felt). I still plan to read volume 3 because I want to see how this story ends, plus what a fantastic retelling this has been; I expect the last volume to be peppered with editing mistakes as well. *sigh*. M.M Kin if you are reading this please listen to this advice: for your next publications please ask an editor to proofread your work. Other readers may not be as lenient with their ratings and reviews as I have been. RegardsA very enthusiastic reader.