on May 23, 2022
Series: Underworld Gods #2
Genres: adult, Fantasy & Magic, mythology, Romance
Source: eARC from Author
The next thrilling instalment in the Underworld Gods series. Perfect for readers who want high steam Hades/Persephone and Beauty and the Beast vibes with a dark Nordic folklore twist.
All Hanna Heikkinen wants is to be reunited with her father again. After all, that's why she ventured into the dark and dangerous fantasy world of Tuonela, the Land of the Dead, in order to save his life. But this time her devotion to her father comes at a cost---her growing relationship with Tuoni, the God of Death himself, who held Hanna captive in exchange for her father's life. The last thing she expects is to feel remorse at how she left things with Death, yet the dark and sexy God is all she can think about.
Death has always prided himself on never trusting the living, but Hanna's apparent betrayal has left a scar fathom's deep. Vowing revenge on his future bride, and making sure she upholds her end of the bargain, Death sets out across his realm to steal Hanna back, which only fans the flames between them. But Death and Hanna aren't just fighting each other---malevolent Old Gods are rising to power within the realm, magic is being poisoned, and buried secrets are brought to light, secrets that may cause Hanna to lose everyone she loves dear once again.
Crown of Crimson is the second book in the adult mythology fantasy series called Underworld Gods by author Karina Halle. The Underworld Gods series is based on Finnish mythology and the underworld of Tuonela. I loved the first book in the series, River of Shadows, and like that book, this installment was spicy and completely addictive.
You do need to read this series in order, because we pick up in Crown of Crimson directly after the events of the first book, with Hanna “leaving” Death’s castle. Crown of Crimson is fast paced and totally awesome. We learn more about Hanna’s mysterious heritage, and more about death’s ex wife. I am so intrigued to learn more about Hanna, and I have a feeling even more bombs are going to drop in the next book! I can’t wait! Not to mention the relationship between death and Hanna heats up considerably. This book is spicy! I can’t wait to see where this series is going to go. It is one of my favorite fantasy series I have read this year! I can’t get enough of daddy death!