A few days ago Ruth Ann Nordin wrote a beautiful fan letter to Hades, who read it but refused to comment with his wife Persephone and Thanatos standing five feet away waiting for him to join them on the Olympian White Carpet. So we can only speculate on his reaction to A Letter to My Lord Hades, which may be viewed on her website.
From what we’ve been able to gather there is no relationship between Ruth and Hades, but a surprising turn of events might shed light on this most unusual relationship that might be developing between a human and a daemon-god. The Larson boys of Omaha Nebraska, circa 1890’s, have started a boycott of the Historical Romance Author’s books in light of her letter.
The ringleader and spokesman of the merry band of four brother had this to say, “This is about loyalty. How can she be Hades’ #1 fan when she has created us? She should be our #1 fan. If it weren’t for me, no one would even know she wrote Eye of the Beholder… Uh… I mean, if it weren’t for us, no one would know she wrote anything.”
Ruth response to Dave’s comment was, “I think Dave’s wife might be interested to know that she had nothing to do with people liking Eye of the Beholder. Contrary to what he thinks, his ego isn’t big enough to hold up the entire book.”
If you would like to read about the Boycott by the Larson boys, go to A Message from the Larsons: Boycott Ruth Ann Nordin’s Books.