So they discover Helen can travel into the underworld in her sleep, which is a rare power between the demigods. The underworld is where the Furies are, who cause members from different houses to kill each other, because of a blood dept from thousands of years ago. And after loosing Hecter to another house, after which he can't be near any of his family, Helen decides that she needs to find the Furies in the Underworld and once and for all get rid of them. Easier said then done. Not only does Helen not have any of her powers in the Underworld but she don't even know where to start looking for the Furies. Sometime she is quite literally stuck for hours. Not only that but she can't control her entrances and exits. So everytime she sleeps she finds herself back there and while she is awake she resembles the walking dead from lack of sleep and pure exhaustion. But could her visits to the underworld have even worse consequences for her?
One night everything changes and Helen, for the first time finds someone else in the underwold. Orion, who not only saves her life the first time she sees him but he also becomes her companion on her decents. Helen feels a pull towards Orion and finds herself getting closer and closer to the boy who she can't get close to in the real world because the Furies would force them to kill each other. Even more reason to find them and beat them once and for all.
And of course there is still Lucas, always Lucas. The one Helen loves but can't be with. He is still a constant in her life. He tries new ways to distance himself from Helen but will it work or will it change him forever?
Helen's heart is split between the two boys in her life. She loves Lucas but finds herself drawn to Orion too.
I am still intrigued by Helen and Lucas, I am rooting for them and always hoping they will eventually find a way to be together. And this alone is the reason I have been reading on with this book. Because I have to be perfectly honest, I was close to giving up a few times. Her endless descents into the underworld, and many of those didn't really add anything to the story. It was just that little bit to long. If this book was shortened I think that would make it easier to enjoy. But i am still a fan of the whole idea of demigods and mythology. And I like Helen and Lucas as well as her friends and his family enough to even continue with the next book. The new addiction, Orion, shakes it all up a bit and turns a forbidden love into a love triangle kind of story. In the end I am genuinely glad I have not given up and I stuck witch it till the end. And eventually I will pick up the third book in the Starcrossed series!