"Emotional, magical and fantastic."
In Oklahoma and in Paratholon, Rhiannon and Shannon
celebrate their birthdays by giving birth to a child. While
giving birth Rhiannon recants her allegiance to the evil
god Pryderi hoping that her daughter will be free of evil.
Her daughter Morrigan is safe and grows up in Oklahoma
knowing she is different but unsure what the voices she
hears want from her.
As Morrigan comes of age and learns of her heritage she is
scared. Her grandparents know that one of the voices
Morrigan hears could be Pryderi but they are hopeful that
it is the goddess Epona. When Morrigan visits the Albaster
Caverns she discovers her powers. One thing leads to
another and Morrigan finds herself transported to
Paratholon. She finally feels at home but will she listen
to the right voices and be the Light Bringer she is
destined to be? Or will she embrace Darkness?
I only finished Divine by Choice the other day but couldn't
wait to read this third book in the Paratholon series. This
book was set out slightly different. While I was already
used to the switch from Oklahoma and Paratholon from the
previous book, this book also switched between characters
quite a bit. It wasn't too hard to keep track of but it was
a little hard to adjust to at first.
That aside this book was amazing. I really had no idea what
to expect from this next installment and I was surprised
all the way. I loved visiting the world of Paratholon again
and it was interesting to see it from another perspective.
It was also intriguing to see where the author took the
characters this time. She was quite brutal, killing a few
off as the story unfolded. I have to say there were times
when I had a tear in my eye but on the other hand there
were also parts that made me giggle.
Emotional, magical and fantastic. This series has left a
mark and I won't be forgetting it any time soon. Just as
Maria. V. Snyder's and Jeri Smith-Ready's fantasy worlds
kept me hanging on for more, so does P.C. Cast's Paratholon
series. I can't wait to read the next book in the series,
Elphame's Choice. I am very curious to see what happens.
Well worth reading if you love the House of the Night
series but I wouldn't recommend this for Young Adults.
Although there isn't too much sex and violence, there is
enough to give it 'Not Suitable' mark on the back cover.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted July 12, 2010