"With such an amazing main character and an unusual world, this is a winner"
The world of Partholon is full of goddesses, magic and
intrigue. Shannon Parker may not have been planning to
spend the rest of her life there but since she was pulled
there she has made a life for herself. She has forgotten
about her life on Earth and is content with her husband and
the role she plays in Partholon. Then she gets a happy
shock. Then she gets a nasty shock.
A burst of power pulls her back to Oklahoma and Shannon
finds she can't return. Back in the world she grew up in
she meets the man who is the mirror image of her husband
back in Partholon. Can she trust him to help her after he
brought her back to her old home? Meanwhile Shannon finds
that her own mirror image, Rhiannon, has been up to a lot
of no good. However what she didn't expect is that Rhiannon
had managed to bring such evil over to Earth with her.
Of course I expected the second book in the Partholon
series to involve Shannon going back to Earth somehow. It
was strange to leave Partholon but it was obviously
necessary. If the writer has ignored this angle I think I
would have felt slightly cheated. However how it happened
and the plot in general, surprised me greatly. I found
myself once again pulled into this wonderful world and
Shannon's new story and not being able to stop reading.
There were a few 'wow' moments in this book and I won't
tell you what because I don't want to give things away.
What I can say is that while you may think you know what is
going to happen, you may be right but there is usually a
twist. I think the author tries to keep the reader on their
toes and she manages it successfully.
Overall this book reminded me of how I felt when I first
started P.C's House of the Night series, eager to read more
and full of respect. With such an amazing main character
and an unusual world, this is a winner. I feel lucky to
have read this and can't wait to see what happens next.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted July 12, 2010