Some of the answers below may contain spoilers to the books and series.
This page was updated 4/10/2019
Q: Will there be more Children of Khaos books?
Yes. Many are still in the planning stages.
Q: Does the Children of Khaos have a reading order?
The story timelines in the Children of Khaos Series overlap on many occasions, and while the events don’t build on one another, they may share some of the same events from a different point of view. In other words, while they can be read in any order, you may find a chronological reading list here.
Q: Why did you change some of the mythology the Children of Khaos Series is based on?
Well, the simple answer is every god and goddess is related and I have no desire to write an incestuous romance. Enough said.
Q: What is a Phlegethon demon? Where does the name come from?
Phlegethon demons are the children of gods and demons that are ruled by their passions (love, anger, etc.). Their power can consume non-Phlegethons. Hence the unfortunate incident with Menthe and why Hades feared hurting Persephone in the story. It’s also why Hades was looking for his equal in power or another Phlegethon.
The name Phlegethon comes from one of the rivers in the Underworld meaning “fiery.” I took the name and added demon to the end and made my own demon.
Q: Why isn’t Hades upset at Persephone for being in her prison for all this time?
I made a brief mention of this, but more from Persephone’s point-of-view in My Lord Hades. When I redid the book and made it into Children of Khaos: The Rebellion, I went into greater detail. But to answer the question, the reason Hades wasn’t pissed at her for keeping him in his prison is because even though she was Queen of the Underworld, her control stopped at the mortal shades. She has no control over the gods’ or demons that were imprisoned in Tartarus by Coronus.
Q: What of Hades’ mythological lovers? And why did you change it?
Besides his many fans, later Greek mythology gives Hades two lovers: Menthe and Leuce. Since I write romance without cheating spouses, I changed their mythology. In My Lord Hades, Leuce became Hades’ half-sister by their father Horkus, and Menthe was the woman Hades loved and almost killed with a kiss. In The Rebellion Trilogy, I made Menthe was his wife that he almost killed when he came into his power and Leuce was their daughter. This worked better with the story.
I tried to explain the whole divergence from mythology by having the Olympians confusing the stories of Leuce and Menthe. Since it all happened hundreds of years before they were born and they weren’t really concerned with accuracy, but wanting a really good reason to hate him, the mythology of Leuce and Menthe worked.
Q: Aphrodite cheated on her husband and slept around in the myths, how can you make her the heroine of a book when you don’t like cheating heroes/heroines?
Her cheating was one of the things I had a hard time with in the mythologies and I prefer the older mythologies that painted Aphrodite as a kind goddess of erotic and sexual love who had many lovers but settled with the smith who made her beautiful things whenever she desired. Since Aphrodite having other partners whom she’s not committed to who are aware that she takes others to her bed is big part of her later mythology, I decided not to change this too much. However, I wanted Aphrodite to care about Hephaestus so once she is given to Hephaestus as his bride in the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite doesn’t seeking out other lovers and she doesn’t cheat on Hephaestus, although she does go out of her way to flirt with other men to catch Hephaestus’ attention.
Q: Why didn’t Aphrodite end up with Ares in Loving the Goddess of Love?
Because I have other plans for Ares. 😀
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