Daphne Raines has dreams much bigger than her tiny southern Utah town, so when her rock star dad suddenly reappears, offering her full tuition to Olympus Hills High s prestigious music program, she sees an opportunity to catch the break she needs to make it as a singer. But upon moving into her estranged father s mansion in California, and attending her glamorous new school, Daphne soon realizes she isn t the only student in Olympus who doesn t quite belong.
Haden and Daphne destined for each other know nothing of the true stakes their fated courtship entails. As war between the gods brews, the teenagers lives collide. But Daphne won t be wooed easily and when it seems their prophesied link could happen, Haden realizes something he never intended he s fallen in love. Now to save themselves, Haden and Daphne must rewrite their destinies. But as their destinies change, so do the fates of both their worlds.
A pulsating romance of epic proportions, Bree Despain s "The Shadow Prince "will leave her fans breathless for the next book in the Into The Dark series.
- ISBN-13: 9781606842478
- ISBN-10: 1606842471
- Publisher: Egmontusa
- Publish Date: March 2014
- Page Count: 481
- Reading Level: Ages 12-UP
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-01-20
- Reviewer: Staff
In this first book in Despain’s Into the Dark trilogy, Haden is an Underlord, a disgraced son of the King of Hades, desperate to redeem himself. His mission is to travel through Persephone’s Gate and entice a girl to come to Hades willingly as a “Boon,” breeding stock for the all-male Underrealm. Daphne Raines, gifted with a beautiful voice and the ability to hear the song inside all living things, and her mother live in small-town Utah until Daphne’s rock-star father comes to claim her. Daphne is no ordinary Boon, and the fate of two worlds rests with her. Despain (the Dark Divine series) builds on the original Persephone myth, laying the Greek references on thick, from a private community called Olympus Hills to a rock opera based on Orpheus and Eurydice. Repeated praise of Daphne’s musical talent gets tiresome, but her hostile reaction to Haden’s assumption that she’s his property is delightful. Despain alternates between Haden and Daphne’s viewpoints with a skill that helps buoy a middle section bogged down with exposition and Underlord angst. Ages 12–up. Agent: Ted Malawer, Upstart Crow Literary. (Mar.)