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"Fascinating action packed romantic fantasy"

The evil race of demon Fomorians kidnapped and raped the women of Partholon taking them into the Wastelands to bear their offspring. The Goddess Epona united the people of Partholon to defeat the demons and a century later touched Ephame who took as her mate a hybrid Falorian and drank his blood and took the madness that existed in the hybrids into her self. Now the descendants of the children of rape can go home to Partholon.

Cu, whose lover was killed by one of the hybrids, goes to the wastelands to check out the New Fomarians to see if they are as good and gentle as his sister's lifemate says they are. Brighid, the female centaur goes after Cu and finds the seventy children and handful of adults pure of heart. When they return home, Brighid's sister comes to the keep to tell her that the centaurs are going to war because their High Shaman, Brighid's mother was killed by humans. Brighid, who was running away from her legacy, knows she must drink from the chalice of Epona and become her High Shaman, and fight her brother and his allies before the land is bathed in the blood of battle.

Although Brighid is a centaur and Cu is human, they love each other and mate for life. Their marriage can only be consummated if Brighid drinks from the Chalice because then she will be able to shapeshift into human form. P. C. Cast has written a fascinating action packed romantic fantasy where true love can conquer all. Both hero and heroine go through many hardships and it is only through their love they feel they can overcome all their hardships. This is a special work that will appeal to a variety of readers.

Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted November 15, 2005

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 30, 2006

SUMMARY

Torn between the possibilities . . .

Fleeing her centaur clan's increasingly militant beliefs, Brighid Dhianna has begun to find peace and acceptance among the humans of Clan MacCallan. Still, she agrees to leave her newly formed friendships to guide her clan chieftain's grieving brother home.

As she journeys, Brighid discovers that the long-dormant Shaman blood that runs so thickly in her veins will no longer be silenced. As seductive new powers begin to beckon, Brighid glimpses a future that is more impossible -- and more magical -- than any she could have dared to imagine.

But when tragedy summons her back to the Centaur Plains, Brighid must make a decision that will affect not only her friendship with the humans, but the centaur herd and indeed the world. For the Great Goddess Epona has set her on a new path that demands everything she has to give.

When the whole world is turning to her for help, healing the heart of a warrior doesn't sound so daunting . . .

 

Brighid's Quest
by P. C. Cast

Luna
December 1, 2005
ISBN #0373802420
EAN #9780373802425
416 pages
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Other Books by
P. C. Cast

Destined
Dragon's Oath
Nyx in the House of Night: Mythology, Folklore and Religion
Awakened
The Fledgling Handbook 101
Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite
Burned
Brighid's Quest
Divine by Blood
The Avenger
Tempted
Divine By Choice
Elphame's Choice
Hunted
Goddess of the Rose
Mysteria Lane
Untamed
Warrior Rising
Chosen
Betrayed
Divine By Blood
Goddess of Love
Marked
Divine by Choice
Divine by Mistake
Mysteria
Goddess of Light
Goddess by Mistake
Elphame's Choice
Goddess of Spring
Goddess of the Sea


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