"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


Shannon Parker has finally come to terms with life in the mythical world of Partholon. She loves her centaur husband, her connection to the goddess Epona and the pampering that comes with both! She’s almost forgotten her old life on Earth – especially when she discovers she’s pregnant…

Then a sudden burst of power sends her back to Oklahoma. Without magic, Shannon can’t return to Partholon – and so she needs to find help. Trouble is, it might take the form of a man as tempting as her husband. And along the way she’ll discover that being divine by mistake is a lot easier than being divine by choice…


Divine By Choice
(A Goddess of Partholon Book #2)
by P. C. Cast

October 1, 2009
Available: October 1, 2009
ISBN #0778303586
EAN #9780778303589
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Other Books by
P. C. Cast

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

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