Divine by Choice: Like a sundae

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Shannon Parker, Beloved of Epona and now living in the lap of luxury in Parthalon is suddenly pulled back into the modern world from whence she came. Summoned back by the mirror image of her centaur husband, ClanFintan, Clint Freeman a handsome and brave former Air Force pilot has been battling with Shannon’s evil twin Rhiannon.

But Shannon isn’t the only one who has been pulled out of Parthalon. The evil spirit of the demon Shannon helped to vanquish in Divine By Mistake, Nuada, has followed her into the modern world and is threatening her friends and family. Together with Clint Shannon must find a way to stop Nuada, Rhiannon, and the other evil forces that are keeping her from returning to the world she has come to love.

After the first few chapters of Divine by Choice, I was not holding out much hope for the book as a whole. The slow start had my eyes skimming passages and at times pages, waiting for the actual plot to start.

Despite the slow start however, about 50 pages in the story finally started to snowball and it continued from there culminating in a page-turning end. I think P.C. Cast sort of did herself a disfavor by not making the ending a cliffhanger, however. Don’t get me wrong, I want to read the next book in the series, but I can wait on it, I’m not rushing out to buy the book so I can start ASAP.

Overall this is another classic Cast book. Lots of mystery, good love scenes, and excitement sprinkle her fantasy novels. As I tell my students, sprinkles are no good without a yummy sundae underneath. Fortunately for Cast, her sundae is just as yummy as her sprinkles. She has a great story/theme running with the Partholon series and I find myself more drawn to her as an author the more I read her works.

Cast keeps the adventure and excitement going in Divine by Choice, a definite can’t miss for P.C. Cast fans or anyone looking for a fun and adventurous series.


fantasy and science fiction book reviewsJulie Waineo, one of our earliest guest reviewers, earned an MBA at Bowling Green State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a minor in French. Now living in Virginia with her husband and dog, Julie is an avid reader of not only fantasy, but historical fiction, the occasional “chick lit,” and children’s literature.

Partholon — (2004-2008) Elphame’s Choice and Brighid’s Quest take place 125 years after the events in the Divine series. Publisher: The most excitement teacher Shannon Parker expected on her summer vacation was a little shopping. But then her latest purchase — a vase with the Celtic goddess Epona on it — somehow switches her into the world of Partholon, where she’s treated like a goddess. A very temperamental goddess… It seems that Shannon has stepped into another’s role as the Goddess Incarnate of Epona. And while it has some very appealing moments — what woman doesn’t like a little pampering now and then? — it also comes with a ritual marriage to a centaur and the threat of war against the evil Fomorians. Oh, and everyone disliking her because they think she’s her double. Somehow Shannon needs to figure out how to get back to Oklahoma without being killed, married to a horse or losing her mind…

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