Review // Thanatos by Alessa Thorn

April 02, 2022

Thanatos by Alessa Thorn

I've wanted to kiss you since time began," Thanatos admitted, so softly she barely heard him. "And now I can touch you, and every time I do, I want more."

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Thanatos by Alessa Thorn

Thanatos by Alessa Thorn

Standalone - The Court of the Underworld #5
Release - July 31, 2020
Genre - Paranormal Romance / mythological legend retelling
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat Level - 3.5 out of 5 / a few scenes
Format/Source - ebook borrowed through Kindle Unlimited
Length - 162 pages
Publisher - Thornstar Publishing Pty Ltd

The titan of Death, a goddess of the magic and impossible crush that might finally have a chance.

When Thanatos starts having nightmares about Hecate, he knows it's time to find out what fate has befallen his dearest friend and oldest crush. Selene is having the same dreams, and with her magic starting to bloom she's going to need her great-aunt Hecate to teach her how to use matter how much it pisses off Hermes.

Trapped under a sleeping curse for decades thanks to Pandora and her human pet, Lander, Hecate doesn't know what to make of the world she's woken up to. Thanatos is free of his curse and is causing her hot flushes whenever he gets too close, and horror of horrors, her descendant is dating the most annoying Olympian of them all.

All Hecate knows for sure is that she needs to retrieve her stolen keys of the cross roads if her power is going to be complete again...then she can figure what to do with all of the repressed feelings she has for the Titan of Death.

The Court may have dealt with Pandora, but they are to discover her treachery created worse things than Pithos, and the war to bring them down is far from over.

THANATOS is a new story based on characters from Greek Myth. It contains adult content, including violence, swearing, and steamy sex scenes.

My Two Cents

4.25 "Loved you through the ages" stars

Thanatos, along with his brothers and Hades, were cursed by Zeus to remain in the underworld, destined to never know real life outside of their shades. Before Hades pulled them to Earth, gifting them physical bodies, they made the best of their circumstances. The highlights of Thanatos's existence... every visit from the goddess, Hecate.

I loved that these two loved each other even when it seemed they would never be physically intimate. Unable to touch each other, they still connected, which I found beautiful, and the author did a great job of making me feel it.

Hecate's breath caught as his ancient black eyes stared at her. She had seen them in despair and rage and tenderness, but she'd never seen them like this. It was a look of raw, bestial want. Centuries upon centuries of yearning that he had hidden from her. It was terrying, it was thrilling... it was a reflection.

Yes, yes and YES!!

So there was a bit of a battle with these characters when admitting to their feelings, but it was fleeting and the author made up for it when they finally did come together. They were pretty much together from the start, even if neither one of them were willing to own it right away. It was obvious to everyone and I loved that they were one without outright saying it or detailing it to death.

There was also more battle action in this one. I definitely enjoyed the fight scenes and wouldn't mind some more of that. Knives, scythes, torches, magic... loving it! The romance and love between these characters just keeps getting better. It's like the author really hit her stride the further she got in the series. And I'm here for all of it!

Charon, ferryman of the dead, is up next and I've already got his book loaded up! I'm really enjoying the continuing plot and rooting for these characters to bring down their enemies.

About the Author

Alessa Thorn believes that all monsters and villains deserve their happy endings. She prefers her clothes black, eyeliner winged and books full of hot romance. She thinks heroes are boring, so her first series 'The Court of the Underworld' centers around dark gods, monsters and villains from her favorite Greek Myths.

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  1. You are making me thirsty to read these books here. I just need to try these out. I love the idea of them not being able to touch each other physically.

    Great review!

    1. Thank you! 🌺
      It's a good series. Definitely brought me out of my funk :)

  2. Glad you're enjoying the battle of the feelings and the battle actions in this one!


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