Soul in Darkness

Soul in Darkness

People travel from afar to the small isle in the Aegean Sea hoping for a single glimpse of Princess Psyche. Their adoration for the mortal woman is so all-consuming that citizens begin to shower her with the very gifts and offerings they once left at the alter of Venus, goddess of love and beauty.

But gods are known for their jealousy.

Cupid, the god of love, takes pleasure in causing strife and mischief in the lives of humans. He uses love as a weapon, humoring in the weakness of people at the whims of their feelings. When his mother Venus approaches him about punishing the human girl who dares to steal her offerings and affections from the people, Cupid gladly accepts.

Psyche's punishment is to be given to a mysterious creature who only comes to her in the dark of night under the pact that she will never lay eyes on him. She is terrified of this stranger, who the oracle described as a serpent. Her mate, however, is masterful in his dealings with his bride. He takes his time, morphing her fears into different sensations completely.

Based on the Roman/Greek mythology of Cupid and Psyche by Lucius Apuleius, New York Times bestseller Wendy Higgins brings the tale to life, weaving layers that show exactly how a sacrificial lamb can be enchanted by an unseen monster.

Adult Historical Fantasy. Standalone.

Title:Soul in Darkness
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781987016826
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    Soul in Darkness Reviews

  • Wendy Higgins

    I am so excited. When I read the mythology of the god Cupid and mortal Princess Psyche, I found it to be the quintessential, classic, ultimate romance, and knew I had to write it.I'd originally intend...

  • Laura Thalassa

    This sounds freaking AMAZING!!!***Edited***Now that I've read it, I can safely say that it WAS freaking amazing!!! The myth of Cupid and Psyche has always been one of my favorite, and Wendy Higgins br...

  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog??

    ❤5 stars ❤This was an amazing read, since I'm from Greece I already know the myth, and I'm always intrigued to read books that have Greek mythology.Wendy Higgins did an amazing job, she delivers a...

  • Candace Robinson

    I've read all of Wendy Higgins' books, and the one thing she always knows how to do well is write romance! And this book did not disappoint in the swoon!So the Greek god stuff has always been intrigui...

  • Jen ?Star-Crossed Book Blog?

    Soul in Darkness was enchanting, seductive and smile inducing. This story was everything I love about Wendy Higgins. It had the most delicious sexual tension, characters that I quickly loved and a sto...

  • Melanie A.

    3.5 STARS! "It is your soul I love." Overall verdict: I'm glad I read it! Though Soul in Darkness wasn't a resounding success for me, it did have some really stellar moments toward the end.Psyche i...

  • Sophie

    4 starsI ordered Soul in Darkness after having read Raven (@dreamyaddiction)’s review. We have similar tastes in book and I will meet Wendy Higgins at a book event in a few weeks. What better reason...

  • Marquise

    This is what happens when you hand an ancient myth over to someone who's familiar with it only through Google, and ask them to write a retelling.I'm not trying to be unfairly harsh to this author, new...

  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)

    4.5-5 stars – SO, so good! I love mythology retellings, and this Cupid/Psyche retelling was brilliant and beautifully written. I fell so hard for the story and felt for the struggle Psyche faces wi...

  • Monique

    3,5 '💘Eros and Psyche🦋' starsOh my, where to start. The thing is that I really like some parts of this book and I completely hated the other parts. As everyone probably already knows, I'm kind o...