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The lofty realms of Olympus and the once-fertile land of Hellas are in chaos due to the wrath of a mother gravely affronted. The truth, however unpleasant it is, must be faced. And in the Underworld, Hades must face the repercussions of his actions. Can Persephone ever forgive him?Persephone must find a way to make her life her own, but that is easier said than done. CaughThe lofty realms of Olympus and the once-fertile land of Hellas are in chaos due to the wrath of a mother gravely affronted. The truth, however unpleasant it is, must be faced. And in the Underworld, Hades must face the repercussions of his actions. Can Persephone ever forgive him?Persephone must find a way to make her life her own, but that is easier said than done. Caught between two worlds, she will have to make a stand for her destiny......

Title : Seeds Volume Three
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ISBN : 9781492341611
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 425 Pages
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Seeds Volume Three Reviews

  • Ellie Hall
    2018-09-29 19:31

    Loved this series and plan to reread it immediately.

  • Kaitlin Bevis
    2018-10-13 00:01

    Great end to a great series. The third book is just as strong as the first two. M.M Kin created well researched, detailed settings, wrote fantastic descriptions, and wonderfully complex characters. In particular, the character of Persephone developed amazingly over this series. She was everything I'd hoped she'd become in the first two books. She became this strong, no-nonsense character that MADE every guilty party answer to every wrong they'd ever committed and possibly some they'd only considered. She grew into her powers, her body, and her confidence. I *really* enjoyed watching all the other characters in this series squirm.I also thought the very ending, when time moved forward (phrasing carefully to avoid spoilers) was a nice touch. Very interesting take.The only complaint I have to add, and this really is just me because I happen to like these gods, were the depictions of Ares and Aphrodite. I felt like every other character got super in depth development, but they were both pretty one-dimensional (which in itself is not a problem at all. They are minor characters, actually like sub-minor characters, it's okay for them not to be developed, sometimes the pizza man is just the pizza man, you know? And there are a ton of books out there that *really* could have improved by letting the pizza man just be the pizza man) But they were one dimensional unfriendly characters. Aphrodite was pretty and shallow, Ares was violent and blustering. I just wanted more to them. Mythologically, they're fascinating. Aphrodite was pretty and confident and embraced her sexuality in an era that *really* didn't encourage women to do that. Ares was the god of war, that pretty much never won a single fight, was dumb enough to get stuck in a jar for a year, and is one of *the* only (greek version only) gods who not only didn't rape women, but actively hunted down and destroyed rapists. But, I know there's more in the works in this world so there's still hope to see some major depth from these characters. I'm absolutely going to read anything that's put out in this universe, because M.M Kin is a research queen. I'm really excited to see where this goes next. In short, this was everything I could have hoped for ending this series. I can't wait to see where this author goes next.

  • The BookWhisperer
    2018-10-03 18:35

    It’s the end of the series….NOOOOOO! I have fallen in love with Persephone and Hades and don’t know if I can live without them.It seemed like all characters grew throughout this trilogy for me. Persephone the most; she became independent, strong, powerful, and an adult. She didn’t bow down to her mother any more and she stood up for what she believed in to anyone, Zeus and her mother especially. Also, it was good to read how all the other gods and goddess found sincerity in Persephone and opened up to her; those in the Underworld and those in Mount Olympus (all except for Aphrodite.) Demeter took a turn as well once she realized that Persephone was now an adult and that there was no turning back. She realized her role as a mother and friend instead of just a headstrong mother.Hades was the only god that stayed mostly the same. He apologized to Persephone for what he did to her but basically he was the least changed, which I liked because I liked him the most out of all the characters.This trilogy has been an amazing journey for me. I have been constantly sucked into it, wanting more, needing more, and enjoying every bit of piece that I got. What made me happy was the nice bow that Kin wrapped up the ending with. Everything worked out. No ties were left to wonder about, we as the readers got everything that we needed. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~

  • Tessa's Books and Tea Room
    2018-09-27 00:34

    I have enjoyed M.M. Kin's "Seeds" saga more than the works of any other indie author I've sampled. The author took the Hades/Persephone myth and truly fleshed it out into a relatable story.When we left off in Book 2, Hades had done something...iffy...that you just KNEW was not going to go down well. Sure enough, this volume picks up with Persephone's anger, plus the continued wrath of her mother, Demeter, against Zeus's human acolytes. Without giving too much away, Demeter finally does reunite with her daughter...and the first thing she does proves she hasn't learned a damn thing from her daughter's absence. Thankfully, Persephone has truly grown up during her captivity and is no longer the easily bullied little girl.Does Persephone forgive Hades? Do they get a happily ever after? Will Demeter ever forgive Zeus OR Hades? You'll have to read the book to find out. Again, I don't want to give away the ending. However, I found the ending reminiscent of the "Battlestar Galactica" reboot's finale, which I very much enjoyed. If you are a fan of mythology, I suggest you give this series a try. Do keep in mind that there are some VERY steamy scenes throughout, but overall, this story encompasses more than just a romance between two characters. I found it a very richly drawn portrait of an ancient era.

  • Amber Carlson
    2018-10-03 18:48

    bravo, bravo! I've read other re-tellings of the Hades and Persephone story, like The Goddess Test, or stories where they are in, like the Percy Jackson books, but this trilogy really fleshes out the myth while keeping it realistic. (I'll also add that I LOVED the intimate scenes between the royal couple!)This trilogy explores all aspects of the myth, not just what Hades and Persephone are doing. With a third book, the reader expects the story to come to a satisfying conclusion, and I was not disappointed here. Hades and Persephone get their own ending, but we also get to see what happens to Demeter, and given what she has been through, I was happy to see what she gets in the epilogue.I really enjoyed how while there are a few steamy scenes between Hades and Persephone in this trilogy (much better than 50 Shades of Gray!) we also get a substantial story in itself, as I noticed in other re-tellings of the story, parts of the myth are ignored just so the author can focus on Hades and Persephone. Some readers like stories that focus purely on romance, but I really liked how other plot elements were added in to create a well-balanced story. It'll be interesting to see what other stories the author puts out if she decides to do more myth-based novels.

  • Katiya Kawkaw
    2018-10-03 01:37

    This was a really, really, really, REALLY great series. When I started the first book, I was wondering how it would end. I admire Persephone's character and how strong she becomes, going so far to stand up to her mother, Zeus, and Hades. She even manages to impress Hermes, and doesn't let Aphrodite push her around.The solution reached regarding how much time Persephone has to spend in the upper world or the underworld was one I didn't expect after she ate the pomegranate seeds, but in retrospect, I felt that was a great way for her to handle the situation. It seems that Hades had it in mind all along and was just waiting for Persephone to come across it on her own... it just goes to show how clever he really is.This is a quality series I would recommend for any Hades and Persephone connoisseur.

  • Shirley
    2018-10-09 02:53

    I read all 3 books over the last month, and I am impressed with it. I like Greek mythology and there are quite a few Hades/Persephone retellings out there, and this has to be one of the best. There is lots of Hades/Persephone in this series, but it's not primarily a romance novel, as there is plenty of side-story. This might bother some people who just want an outright romance novel, but I enjoyed the amount of research in here. I do admit I got a bit impatient when the story moved away from our favorite couple, but the side stories add substance to this book and explores all aspects of the myth, not just the part about Hades and Persephone. I would rate this book 4.75 out of 5 stars for an overall well-written and thought-out series, and an ending that was a bit surprising but overall satisfying.

  • Suzanne Steffes O'Neil
    2018-10-08 23:56

    This is the conclusion of a terrific series. I can say that when I completed reading volume 3 I felt satisfied. Kin wraps up the story in such a nice bow. You have to read the epilogue it really made me smile. Persephone is such a strong admirable character. She is more powerful than any of the gods she finds as adversaries or lovers. All of this sprouting from humble beginnings. Her parents are not perfect, her life is not perfect but in the end she grows up to be a well rounded, strong, beautiful woman. For me the story shows you do not have to be perfect for things to work out as they should. I enjoyed this book immensely.

  • Bethany
    2018-09-24 20:53

    The second book left me with a cliffhanger that had me eager to get to this book. I was surprised at some of the twists in this one that differ from the original myth, and I am glad that these twists happened, as they gave the story more meaning. I absolutely loved this series and will be reading again!

  • Sarah Banera
    2018-09-27 21:58

    What a perfect ending to this series! I have to say that these books are amazing and will keep you totally immersed in the world! Ms. Kin took an age old world and turned it into something enjoyable for the modern audience! If you are wanting to know more, go and read the reviews I have given for the previous two books!Again I will definitely recommend this book and series!

  • Tara Humphrey
    2018-10-08 00:51

    I was a little worried after reading the other opinions of viewers on this book. I thought that Persephone was going to throw the smack down on Hades. I really liked how the book ended up. They worked everything out and Persephone got some of her own back.Great series!

  • Chell Howard
    2018-09-23 21:46

    Sometimes the last book in a series is a let down for me, but this book did not disappoint! I absolutely loved how things were resolved, this is how it should have gone in the original myth! I hope there's a sequel one day!

  • Talltree
    2018-09-19 23:47

    4.75 stars!

  • Rinalyn
    2018-10-12 22:48

    Oh my goodness! A perfect way to wrap up the trilogy, the author did a great job in tying loose ends together and bringing the myth to a satisfying conclusion.

  • Elly Green
    2018-09-16 20:32

    After reading the other two volumes in this series, I knew what I was getting into. What I didn't expect though, was the strength of Ms. Kin's growth. This volume is her best in the series.The book starts off a little ridiculously, right where Volume Two left off, with Persephone in the throes of an epic tantrum more reminiscent of a four year's old actions than fitting the behavior of the new Queen of the Underworld and a woman in her own right. Honestly, I was pretty sure I was reading a transcript from an episode of As the World Turns. Not in a good way, either.However, the book only gets better from that point forward. So, please keep reading.Ms. Kin does an admirable job of tying up a ton of loose ends she introduced in the previous books, including the birth and life of Perseus, the ongoing love/hate relationship between Zeus and Hera, and the wailing of a colicky baby. My only lingering question is one of priorities: if Demeter was so hell-bent on destroying the world because of her rightful anger, why did she take the time to dress and walk among the mortals she was starving and then choosing to take up a job with a royal family to nurse a baby back to health. Seemed an odd choice considering her other decisions. Ms. Kin tries to address this question, but I just don't buy the premise.She also, finally, gives Persephone the freedom to become her true goddess-self, full of amazing power and a heart, as they say, as big as Texas... but, maybe even bigger, like Olympus. In fact, I can absolutely say that Persephone, as Ms. Kin writes her, may be the most perfect goddess in all history. Full of confidence and not afraid to ask for what she wants, she doesn't mind then fighting to get it. A good role model for today's pre-teens. (However, do not mistake this novel as suitable for pre-teens; there is a lot of sex within these pages!)I would not have thought that previously. Or expected it.Now, I can't see her any other way. That, is why I claim this volume as Ms. Kin's best. It takes an amazing author to write, first, one obnoxious, childish, whiny girl, then, a rebellious, angry teenager, and finally, a woman to be admired and respected. One heck of a job well-done! I mean it - I am duly impressed at the way this series unfolded.I am thrilled for the chance to have read and reviewed the whole series.p.s. To my erotica-loving followers: there is a pleasant lesbian sex scene within these pages... enjoy!

  • Miranda
    2018-10-14 01:33

    It’s the end of the series….NOOOOOO! I have fallen in love with Persephone and Hades and don’t know if I can live without them.It seemed like all characters grew throughout this trilogy for me. Persephone the most; she became independent, strong, powerful, and an adult. She didn’t bow down to her mother any more and she stood up for what she believed in to anyone, Zeus and her mother especially. Also, it was good to read how all the other gods and goddess found sincerity in Persephone and opened up to her; those in the Underworld and those in Mount Olympus (all except for Aphrodite.) Demeter took a turn as well once she realized that Persephone was now an adult and that there was no turning back. She realized her role as a mother and friend instead of just a headstrong mother.Hades was the only god that stayed mostly the same. He apologized to Persephone for what he did to her but basically he was the least changed, which I liked because I liked him the most out of all the characters.This trilogy has been an amazing journey for me. I have been constantly sucked into it, wanting more, needing more, and enjoying every bit of piece that I got. What made me happy was the nice bow that Kin wrapped up the ending with. Everything worked out. No ties were left to wonder about, we as the readers got everything that we needed.

  • Pricillia Moman
    2018-09-15 19:58

    Seeds is a wonderful series, for any fan of fan, of romance, mythology, and fantasy. It is a wonderful combination and Persephone's character development really shines in this volume. I know some reviewers thought she was being bratty, but I felt it was Demeter. Demeter was the one who SPOILER tried to turn her back into a little girl and Persephone really turned the tide on her. Persephone to me came across as reasonable and the side characters were good and I loved her interactions with the other Gods.The story much to my delight tied in other mythologies and such, but very lightly. I know that MM Kin has another short story series coming out that deals with other mythologies set in the Seeds Universe, so I am looking forward to that. The ending is very good and I didn't feel that nothing went astray. Persephone grows into her own woman, and is far from the victim here, or helpless. Hades is wonderful and a sexy lead for the romance and is a strong, but also gentle. The world building is so good in this series. I actually like it when we see other characters and how they fair. I know some readers didn't like taking away from Seph/Hades, but I liked it that way.

  • Kathryn
    2018-10-07 22:35

    After one hell of an ending for Volume Two, (sorry, no pun intended,) Volume Three of the Seeds Trilogy brings the retelling of the Hades and Persephone myth to a satisfying conclusion. Just as meticulously researched as the previous two volumes, Volume Three ties up all loose ends and remains faithful to the myth.

  • Bovvered
    2018-09-16 02:52

    Overall great series, really explores all aspects of the myth, not just the Hades/Persephone stuff. I found the epilogue to be bittersweet in some parts but brilliantly executed. One thing I enjoyed was the relationship between Persephone and Eirene and how they connected. I will definitely read this series again!

  • Fera Flies Free
    2018-10-14 21:54

    The awaiting final for the Hades and Persephone tale trilogy!It's been an amazing and pleasurable reads throughout the series. I'm loving more and more about the Kind and Queen of Underworld tales <33P.S: Could it be possible to write 'Kora' with 'Cora'? will it have the same meaning? Hmm..

  • Jen ❀
    2018-10-10 00:49

    Edited much better than the first two. Loved how empowered the author made Persephone in the end.

  • Jessica
    2018-09-15 21:42

    A satisfying conclusion to the series. The characters really blossomed and grew on me and the story tied up any loose ends from the previous volume. The dialogue can be cheesy in some parts (common in romance novels) but overall it was an enjoyable series.

  • Aomi
    2018-10-07 01:41

    Wow. All I can say is that this ending really blew me away. There were a few twists here I did not quite expect, but I was not the least bit disappointed. Can't wait for the author's next book!

  • Rachel Alexander
    2018-09-26 19:41

    Without giving away too much of the plot, I think it's safe to say that Seeds, read as a trilogy, is a well defined and richly characterized story. Like the two volumes before it, I couldn't put it down, but only now have gotten a chance to give it a full review.Seeds Volume 3 by M.M. Kin continues right where we left off after the jaw-dropping cliffhanger of the second volume. What I liked about its resolution was how refreshingly mature it was.Too often in romantic plot lines, the principal characters act like juveniles, which always baffled me and turned me off. M.M. Kin deftly avoids common cliché tropes by writing Hades and Persephone as engaging and fully realized individuals. Our heroine's journey receives more attention as she comes into her own with her mother and tries to make sense of the world she left behind.Those familiar with the story know about how this is the Greek myth of why there is a season of growing and a season of fallow. The author goes far beyond this and explores how Persephone comes to terms with herself, her mother, her lover, and the other Olympian gods and Hellenic mortals. The author has done her homework, going in depth into different modes of worship in the Hellenic and wider ancient world.The scope of the book is expanded far beyond the boundaries of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter, and those looking for a fast resolution will be disappointed by the more character driven and introspective bent of the third installment. But if the author took the quick and easy path, the entire trilogy would have rang hollow. Instead, she builds on characters we have grown to care about without simplistically creating a protagonist/antagonist relationship between Hades and Demeter over the fate of Persephone and relegating her to little more than an object of possession.In what has been often interpreted in art and literature as "The Rape of Persephone", Seeds instead painstakingly crafts the heroine as a complex individual, a fully realized woman, and does a stupendous job of telling the myth from— dare I say it— a feminist perspective. Given the intensely patriarchal culture from which this story originated, that's quite a feat, and totally to the author's credit.The epilogue left me misty-eyed.I would enthusiastically recommend this series to anyone.

  • Yvonne Sowell
    2018-09-19 00:57

    Finished all 3 volumes so fast! Too fast! I love that even Demeter has a happy ending. Although it does differ from the tales of the myth a little bit but I don't hate it. The end got me picturing the world of Percy Jackson a little bit there but otherwise, I'm still pretty happy with it. I'd say overall a good read. Though this third book didn't have as many "romance" scenes as the first and second book. I still like it!

  • Chelsey Saatkamp
    2018-10-14 18:44

    Persephone has grown into a Badass Goddess, and makes sure everyone knows it, including her mother and husband. Really enjoyed this series. Perfect quick summer romance read. (Hades is Hot indeed. Woof.)

  • Bimi
    2018-09-27 23:49

    very enjoyable! also loved the twist on the ending of the myth regarding persephone going back and forth between her mother and hades. i didn't expect that but i was hoping it would happen.

  • Shannon kehoe
    2018-09-15 23:54

    Adored this trilogy, did not want it to end. Hope the author writes more books about the different gods ☺☺ I was sucked in from page one. Beautifully written

  • Katie
    2018-10-02 01:44

    Honestly, I didn't enjoy this book. The first book of the series was okay and for me, it just went downhill from there. The whole series could have been compressed into one book if some of the pointless mortal characters were taken out. They didn't add anything to the story beside the family Demeter stayed with, and they took away from the plot. The plot that was nonexistent in volume 3. Also, I wasn't a fan of how much man hating went on in the book. It wasn't a focus of the first book, but it went way too far in the second and third books. Zeus made a mistake and he apologized, why is there still a need for everyone to use him as a punching bag? Literally, Demeter beat the crap out of him. That's not okay. I get that the author wants to make the female characters strong and independent which I enjoyed at first, until it got into the "all men are evil and perverts" territory. I can't sympathize with any of the female main characters, Persephone hasn't grown at all and is even more bitchy than at the beginning and Demeter's honestly crazy. If I have to read "her beauty rivaled that of Aphrodite's" again I'm going to scream.

  • Anne-Marie
    2018-10-06 23:46

    This final book of this series was good, as good as the others. But I feel there should have only been two books. It sort of went on and on and got a little redundant at some point. However, I did love how everything turned out between Hades and Persephone and how they solved the problem with Demeter. It was sort of awesome. Like... In your face mom, I already hate the food. Deal with it. Oh, and by the way, I really really like him, as in possibly love him.I just could imagine the whole thing in my head.Anyways, this series is worth reading simply because of the aweful lot amount of time the writer must have put in the research and everything.