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I’m talking about Death, the character, not death, the event. I used to read a ton of Greek mythology, and my favorite myth was always about Persephone and Hades. I always felt that Hades didn’t get nearly enough screen time in the stories. He was certainly more interesting to me than Zeus or Poseidon.
The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak (literary): During World War II, Death is struggling to make sense of the world. He narrates the story of Liesel, a young lady who steals books and tells stories. This is such an interesting premise, and it was so well done.
On A Pale Horse, by Piers Anthony (fantasy): Death’s job is to weigh people’s souls and figure out if they’re supposed to go up… or down. Zane gets the job by accidentally killing the old Death, only to find that he was set up, and he’s embroiled in a conspiracy. This was a fast read, and I loved that Anthony integrated a number of different death tropes, but put a different spin on them.
I enjoy when Death is a well done main character. Are there any books you can think of featuring Death?