Hades x Persephone Reading Order: The Complete Guide to the Fantasy Series

Readers and fans of fantasy romance books are in love with the Hades x Persephone series by Scarlett St. Clair.

If you’re ready to dive into this beloved series, then turn into this guide to all the Hades x Persephone books in order so you read them in the correct order!

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Hades x Persephone Books in Order:

Hades x Persephone Series Reading Order Explained

The correct reading order for the Hades x Persephone series is actually a combination of books from the original Hades x Persephone series and the Hades Saga, and this guide explains it all!

The books beginning with “A Touch of…” are books told from Persephone’s point of view. The books beginning with “A Game of…” are books told from Hade’s point of view and are considered part of the Hades Saga.

The final book in the Hades x Persephone series, A Touch of Chaos, is told in dual point of view.

Hades x Persephone Series Order with Descriptions:

A Touch of Darkness is book one in the Hades x Persephone series. Check out all the Hades x Persephone books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

A Touch of Darkness
by Scarlett St. Clair

Hades x Persephone Book 1

“Let me worship you,” he said.

She remembered the words she had whispered to him in the back of the limo after La Rose. “You will worship me, and I won’t even have to order you.” His request felt sinful and devious, and she reveled in it.

She answered, “Yes.”

Persephone is the Goddess of Spring in title only. Since she was a little girl, flowers have only shriveled at her touch.

After moving to New Athens, she hoped to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist.

All of that changes when she sits down in a forbidden nightclub to play a hand of cards with a hypnotic and mysterious stranger.

Hades, God of the Underworld, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible.

But nothing has ever intrigued him as much as the goddess offering him a bargain he can’t resist.

After her encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Underworld, and his terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever.

The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Underworld grows—a love that is both captivating and forbidden.

A Game of Fate is book two  in the Hades x Persephone series. Check out all the Hades x Persephone books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

A Game of Fate
by Scarlett St. Clair

Hades x Persephone Book 2
Hades Saga Book 1

Hades, God of the Underworld, is known for his inflexible rule, luxurious night clubs, and impossible bargains.

Used to control, he is not prepared to discover the Fates have chosen his future wife and Queen—Persephone, Goddess of Spring.

Despite her attraction to the god, Persephone, an ambitious journalism student, is determined to expose Hades for his cruel and ruthless ways.

She defies him at every turn, even as the attraction between them explodes.

Hades finds himself faced with the impossible—proving his future bride wrong. Regardless of his efforts, there are forces who wish to keep the two apart and Hades comes to realize he will do anything for his forbidden love, even defy Fate.

A Touch of Ruin is book three  in the Hades x Persephone series. Check out all the Hades x Persephone books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

A Touch of Ruin
by Scarlett St. Clair

Hades x Persephone Book 3

Persephone’s relationship with Hades has gone public and the resulting media storm disrupts her normal life and threatens to expose her as the Goddess of Spring.

To add to her troubles, everyone seems eager to warn Persephone away from the God of the Underworld by exposing his hellish past.

Things only get worse when a horrible tragedy leaves Persephone’s heart in ruin and Hades refusing to help.

Desperate, she takes matters into her own hands, striking bargains that lead to severe consequences.

Faced with a side of Hades she never knew, and crushing loss, Persephone wonders if she can truly become Hades’s queen.

A Game of Retribution is book four  in the Hades x Persephone series. Check out all the Hades x Persephone books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

A Game of Retribution
by Scarlett St. Clair

Hades x Persephone Book 4
Hades Saga Book 1

Hades does not take sides or bend the rules. He makes no exceptions to these values—not for god or mortal, even his lover, Persephone, Goddess of Spring.

Usually, fear prevents retaliation.

But not this time.

When Hera, Goddess of Women, approaches Hades with a plan to overthrow Zeus, he declines to offer help.

As punishment, Hera sentences Hades to perform a series of labors.

Between taking the life of mythical monsters and recovering dangerous stolen artifacts, each feat seems more impossible than the last and draws his attention away from Persephone—whose own tragedy has left her questioning whether she can be Queen of the Underworld.

Can Hades maintain the balance he craves?

A Touch of Malice is book five  in the Hades x Persephone series. Check out all the Hades x Persephone books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

A Touch of Malice
by Scarlett St. Clair

Hades x Persephone Book 5

Persephone and Hades are engaged. In retaliation, Demeter summons a snowstorm that cripples New Greece, and refuses to lift the blizzard unless her daughter calls off her engagement.

When the Olympians intervene, Persephone finds her future in the hands of ancient gods, and they are divided.

Do they allow Persephone to marry Hades and go to battle with Demeter, or prohibit their union and take up arms against the God of the Underworld?

Nothing is certain but the promise of battle.

A Game of Gods is book six  in the Hades x Persephone series. Check out all the Hades x Persephone books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

A Game of Gods
by Scarlett St. Clair

Hades x Persephone Book 6
Hades Saga Book 3

Hades has finally made Persephone his in every way possible. With their wedding on the horizon, the couple should be ecstatic.

But Demeter is wreaking havoc on their bliss by battering the whole of New Greece with erratic and dangerous weather.

At the same time, Theseus continues with his agenda against the Gods, allying with the hate-group Triad in an effort to bring down all of Olympus.

Hades refuses to allow anything to stop him from securing Persephone as his bride, but he must play a deep strategic game with the Gods of Olympus to safeguard their future.

And it is not entirely clear which Gods are truly on his side.

A Touch of Chaos is book seven  in the Hades x Persephone series. Check out all the Hades x Persephone books in order on She Reads Romance Books.

A Touch of Chaos
by Scarlett St. Clair

Hades x Persephone Book 7

The gods are battling, the Titans have been released, and Hades and Persephone must fight tooth and nail for their happy ending. 

Persephone, Goddess of Spring, never guessed that a chance encounter with Hades, God of the Underworld, would change her life forever—but he did.

Now embroiled in a fight for humanity and battles between the gods, Persephone and Hades have entered a world they never thought they would see.

To end the chaos, Persephone must draw upon her darkness and embrace who she’s become—goddess, wife, queen of the Underworld. 

Once, Persephone made bargains to save those she loves. Now, she will go to battle for them.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Hades x Persephone Series:

How Many Books Are in the Hades x Persephone Series?

There are seven books in the Hades x Persephone series: A Touch of Darkness, A Game of Fate, A Touch of Ruin, A Game of Retribution, A Touch of Malice, A Game of Gods, and A Touch of Chaos.

In What Order Do I Read the Hades x Persephone Series?

The correct reading order for the Hades x Persephone series is to read them together with the books in the Hades Saga beginning with A Touch of Darkness, A Game of Fate, A Touch of Ruin, A Game of Retribution, A Touch of Malice, A Game of Gods, and ending with A Touch of Chaos.

Is the Hades x Persephone Series Complete?

Yes, the Hades x Persephone series is a complete series, ending with the final book, A Touch of Chaos.

Is the Hades Saga Part of the Hades x Persephone Series?

Yes! The Hades Saga is part of the Hades x Persephone series. The Hades Saga books are just told from Hades’ point of view.

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