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Divine By Mistake (Partholon #1)
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Shannon is a 35 year old high school English teacher in Oklahoma. At an estate sale, she buys an ancient Celtic pot because she's drawn to the image on it... a goddess who looks like her. On the way home, she's in a car acc ...more
I couldn't help like Shannon Parker, the only con I have with her is the name. I don't like it. I much prefer Rhea/Rhiannon.
I really started to fall in love with ClanFintan. He seemed a little different to your average guy, but maybe thats because I'm a total romantic!
I loved all the horsey bits in it as I ...more
The premise of this book is really good. A twenty-eight year old teacher from Oklahoma, Shannon Parker, gets sucked into the world of Partholon, as the Goddess Incarnate of Epona. Wait, it gets better. You see the real Goddess Incarnate is now, because of her own desire is now the twenty-eight year old teacher in Oklahoma (bet she regrets that decision). These ...more
nb. The author's note at the beginning was purile and somewhat... embarrassing in it's self serving attitude. I neither connected with the 'realness' of her herione nor did ...more
She was supposed to be 35, but rarely ever seemed it throughout the book. The narrative was definitely more teenage-esque. She was also incredibly laid back about being switched into another world ...more
This is a paranormal romance with a real difference, in fact it has quite a fantasy feel about it. School teacher Shannon Parker gets much more than she bargained for when she buys a vase at an antiques sale. Suddenly she finds herself transported to another universe where she is a goddess. A goddess that also happens to be a bit of a b*tch too.
I loved the originality of this book, the new world with goddesses, magical powers and mythical creatures. But also th ...more
I really loved Shannon/Rhea's character in the book. Her humour and love for whine was brilliant, and in general her kindness was as ...more
At first, I was skeptical about the whole centaur/human relations with the two of them being married but you find out that Clan ...more
After reading 'The House of Night' series, I was already a big fan of PC Cast.
I was intrigued to see how PC Cast's novels would appear without her daughter writing alongside her and after reading the synopsis of this noel I was very interested in what was going to take place in this book.
This novel, is about a thirty five year old English teacher that has been taken out of Tulsa and replaced with the identical queen of a fantasy universe.
Though the plot may sound childish that i ...more
Shannon ... aka 'Rhea', was such a wonderful character. She was exciting and fresh, bubbling over with personality. She was so well written i could have known her in real life.
The story was brought alive by the wonderful descriptions of Partholon and you truely fol ...more
This was a fun adventure. It isn't a YA rather the adventure is for a thirty something adult. It is reality meets mythology/fantasy. It is Now crashing into Celtic times. I mention vampires in my tags/shelves but they are really Formorians. They are bat-like humanoids that are just evil. And our heroine fights them to the death in her Goddess-incarnate form. But that is what I would expect from a former English teacher!
Got your attention? This is a great book and I can har ...more
As the synopsis clearly states, Shannon finds herself transferred to another world where she is the "chosen" of the warrior goddess. She also finds that her counter ...more
The story sounds pretty straightforward: Shannon, an Oklahoma teacher, gets sent to an alternate world where she takes the place of Rihannon, the goddess Epona's ...more
I will say that the actual story arc is good and really kept me invested. I loved Alanna and ClanFintan, Dougal and Victoria a ...more
I really enjoyed and like this book a lot!
Things that are really standing out for me are the story line. I think it has a very great story plot, world-building, and setting. And the writing is flowing easily and successfully made me not wanting to put it down. And I don't know how much reliable the myth about Celtic God(or Goddess), but I found it is really a great story to take on. Makes me want to know a bit more ab ...more
However, I found this book incredibly boring. The writing style was alright, don't get me wrong, I thought the main protagonists voice was very witty and pacy although P.C Cast's stereotyping annoyed me somewhat like it had in her House of Night novels- not all Brits have bad teeth, okay? Also, th ...more
Al heeft Shannon Parker als lerares Engels voor heel wat hete vuren gestaan, zelfs voor haar is het wat bizar om eerst op mysterieuze wijze te worden aangetrokken door een Keltische pot, dan met haar auto in een heftige storm verzeild te raken en door haar spiegelbeeld een vuurbal in gelokt te worden, om uiteindelijk geradbraakt wakker te worden in een andere wereld.
Een mythische wereld zonder auto's, computers of opstandi ...more
Een paar jaar geleden heb ik de gehele Partholonserie in het Engels gelezen en ik was er dol op. P.C. Cast had een hilarisch personage, een spannend verhaal en een op zijn zachtst gezegd interessante wereld gecreëerd, waar centaurs ook tot de bevolking hoorden. Toen ik dit boek enige tijd geleden op de boekenbeurs in Antwerpen tegen kwam, in het Nederlands, had ik dan ook meteen zin om alle boeken opnieuw te lezen.
Ergens was ik ook nieuwsgierig...more
I know. I'm surprised too!? But I enjoyed this way more than I anticipated. Wow.
This book is fabulous. There's so much I love about it, the humour, the setting, the pagan inspirations and the characters.
The story follows Shannon, an English teacher with a humdrum lifestlye, into a new world, an alternate universe where she is a High Priestess in service to the Goddess Epona. As ...more
Gosto imenso da Shannon/Rhea... Do seu discurso descontraído (parece mesmo que está a falar connosco), da informalidade da escrita da história... As personagens são maravilhosas e nunca tinha pensado ficar "apaixonada" por um centauro... Os cenários são lindos com descrições que não cansam e os pormenores como personagens espelho e afins foram salpico de originalidade e fantasia que enriqueceram muito este romance.. Não é meloso, não é hardcore, não é chato/aborrecido... Não sendo o m ...more
Waking up in the world of Partholon Shannon finds that she has switched places with the Goddess Incarnate of Epona who was not ...more