"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas..."
Pamela Gray runs a very successful interior design firm in
Colorado. So when fantasy writer ED Faust asks her to do
the decorating for his new vacation house in Las Vegas, she
jumps at the opportunity. Discovering the man wants her to
model his house after Caesars' Palace will be a challenge;
but trying to figure out how to change his mind on the
grotesque animated water fountain of Bacchus is imperative!
Apollo has felt all out of sorts ever since his encounter
with the mortal Caroline from the Kingdom of Tulsa. His
twin Artemis, trying to get him out of his funk, takes him
through the newly opened portal to the kingdom of Las
Vegas. What should be an enjoyable experience walking
amongst mortals turns into a fiasco when Bacchus has
several visiting nymphs perform an ancient invocation that
actually works! One of the mortals watching the "show"
accidentally completes the ritual binding Artemis to her.
Much to the chagrin of Artemis, completing Pamelas' hearts
desire isn't as easy as she would like. That, and the
interest Apollo has in Pamela is more than just lust...
I have to say, PC Cast is one of my favorite authors! While
she is following the "Goddess" theme, I really feel like
each of the stories is very unique and different. The
ending of GODDESS OF LIGHT totally caught me off guard and
actually worked for me. I also just want to add that never
having been to Vegas, I can only imagine, but I really
liked the visual description of the Bellagio fountains.
Pamela has been seriously hurt by her failed marriage. For
this reason, she has dedicated herself to work, shutting
men out of her life in regards to dating and romance. While
Apollo is very charming, their relationship does seem a tad
rushed, but magic is involved and he really is a God among
men. (sigh!) So all and all, what should be a weekend fling
turns into much more when the twins become mortal for a
The relationship between siblings is a tad obsessive, but I
enjoyed watching Artemis grow as an individual to where she
finally understands what her brother wants: True Love. She
goes from being self-absorbed to willing to help him...it
totally touched my heart.
While there really isn't your traditional "villain",
Bacchus, the troublesome, fun loving god of wine is both
the cause for Pamela and Apollo meeting and the trouble
between the gods. He is a petulant child that doesn't want
to share (his "kingdom" of Las Vegas) and as a result, we
have a very amazing story. In the end, I think I really
just feel sorry for him.
I'm sorry for being cryptic here, but this is a story well
worth the read and I recommend GODDESS OF LIGHT.
Posted September 20, 2005
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted November 20, 2006