Brighid's Quest (Partholon #5)
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...more
Too much of the fantasy that I’ve read of late has strayed toward the dark side. Some of them seem to be competing for awards of “goriest death” or “most revolting torture” or “bleakest outlook on life.” After too many course of that type of fantasy, Brighid’s Quest by P.C. Cast comes as a welcome and enjoyable relief.
Brighid’s Quest is a book that doesn’...more
If you haven't read the rest of the series, you should, and you should read this too just to see things tied up - but don't pick it up if you have no background.
The mating in this book seems more forced, we're forced the whole way to accept the divine proposition and no matter how much I wanted to buy in, I couldn't. I kept waiting for the feeling of a fated match and...more
Förutbestämd att bli shaman i hennes flock flydde hon från den rollen och rakt i famnen på Elphame, som då höll på att bygga sin borg.
Två månader tidigare så bestämde sig folket i Partholon att för första gången i århundraden ta med en formie i deras land.
Formierna kom och bodde ett tag i Elphames borg.
Tills dagen då dom dödade Elphames brors trolovade.
Cuchulainnhar nu varit borta i flera månvarv oc...more
This book just made me want to bang my head on the nearest wall…hard.
This book picks up shortly after where Elphame’s Choice ends. This book however is all about Brighid and her quest, or I should say quests. She has several; spiritual, emotional and physical.
Being the eldest daughter of the Shaman for the Dhianna centaurs, Brighid can feel the spiritual world, a pull towards being a Shaman herself. Brighid wants nothing to do with it. S...more
As much as i enjoyed this book i felt that something was missing. The story was interesting enough and kept me reading but Cu and Brighid's relationship felt rushed and not as well developed as it should have been. There wasn't much bonding time, Cu didn't have time to woo her it just sort of happened and the mating felt seriously rushed and Brighid seemed strangely withdrawn from Cu at the beginnin...more
The book itself is marginally interesting. The story was compelling in a way, but I found myself just wanting to get to the end to know what happens...the "journey" along the way wasn't really very captivating....I was mostly reading it because I was bored and curious to see what happened in the end.
I do really like the ideas the book puts forward about us need...more
The story line is good but as I said, starts out slow and then it packs the action to the end of the story, I couldn't get a feeling about where I was in the story and the climax wasn't obviou...more
Brighid, MacCallen's huntress centaur volunteers to help Elphame's brother Cu return home after escaping the grief of his betroth's murder. The New Femorian's, Lochlan's people, are introduced and capture the essesnce of the entire book. Both Cu and Brighid have long denied their connection with th...more
That's not to say that Elphame's Choice ends on a cliff hanger. Rest assured that it doesn...more
The magic part of the story was a little odd, because there was...more
Cuchulainn hat die MacCallan Burg nach dem grausamen Tod seiner Verlobten verlassen und sich auf ins Ödland gemacht um die geflügelten Kinder zu finden. Als Elphame sich zunehmend Sorgen um ihren trauernden Bruder macht, mac...more
Having herd P.C Cast highly praised for the bestselling ‘House of Night’ novels, I felt compelled to discover her work and so I jumped at the chance to delve into a Goddess of Partholon novel. As an avid reader of both fantasy and the Young Adult genre, I was fascinated by how the author cleverly combined magic with myth & legend to create a refreshingly original paranormal phe...more
***This is an adult book and not YA as is suggested on P.C. Cast's website.***
I have a confession, I approached this book with dread, the previous efforts had left me frustrated and annoyed but I really liked this one. The plot had a nice pace and I didn't find myself getting bored after a few minutes. In fact I was comfortably reading this for hours at a time (something my attention span doesn't always a...more
I have enjoyed each of the novels. It's one of those series that I can truly say i was not in the least disappointed by any of the books.
About this one in particular: I enjoyed the development of Brighid's and Cuchulainn's characters and of their relationship. When Brighid first appears in "Elphame's Quest" I thought she was meant to be with Cu and I wasn't wrong...!
The writing is very fluid; the...more
Siempre he creído que el mas fuerte y el protector debe ser el hombre, y en esta relación parece lo contrario.... Pero después de todo lo que cuchulainn habia sufrido por brenna, quería saber que pasaría con el.
El condimento de los nuevos fomorians fue interesante y me encantaron Liam y su amiga.
La novela es linda e interesante. Yo la podría dividir en dos gran...more
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