THE DEATH OF PERSEPHONE
By I.A. Watson
A Chillwater Publication
Okay, so let’s be extremely clear here, New Pulp scribe I.A.
Watson is a genius. Period. In the time we’ve come to know him as a friend,
collaborator and fan, he has constantly amazed us with his knowledge
about….well, everything. Not only has he contributed to practically ever major
New Pulp publisher out there, his new Sherlock Holmes adventures are marvelous
and his recently completed retelling of the classic Robin Hood series for Airship
27 Production was incredible in both richness of storytelling and authentic
So what would you expect when Watson turns his amazing
mental library on Greek Mythology? What you get is a truly bizarre mash up of
myth and Gothic Romances. We won’t elaborate as the author himself pens an
essay at the book’s end detailing the conception of this particular tale.
Kore Deione, the Maiden Goddess of Spring Harvest and the
daughter of Zeus, is kidnapped by Hades, the King of the Dead. He has fallen
madly in love with her and envisions her bringing to the Underworld a true
completion it has never known. He sees what others can, but the task at had is
to convince she, who he now calls the Lady Persephone, of his genuine love for
her and the realization of what it can bring forth. And like any iconic Gothic
Romance, Hades has a dark secret which the maid is obsessed to uncover, even if
it means her own ruination.
With “The Death of Persephone” Watson has infused pagan myths with a decidedly salvation perspective that puts an exciting philosophical twists on the most important trinity of them all; life, love and death. It is an original, fresh tale and yet as old as time. We loved every single page.