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Divine By Blood (Partholon #3)

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Conceived in a lie and trapped in a tree throughout her gestation, Morrigan's birth was truly magical. After that start, she spent the next eighteen years raised as a normal girl in Oklahoma.

Upon discovering the truth of her heritage, her rage and grief take on a power of their own, carrying her back to the world of Partholon. Yet, instead of being respected as the daughte
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Paperback, 392 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Luna (first published September 1st 2007)
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Anastasia シ
Aug 17, 2012 Anastasia シ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anastasia by: Ana Carter
kinda slow

Edit: June 18, 2013
The first 2 novels in the series where more entertaining ....
Darcy
Apr 05, 2010 Darcy rated it liked it
This time around we find that even with Clint's sacrifice Rhiannon managed to survive. With the help of the evil spirit that has been chasing her she breaks free and finds herself about ready to give birth. At the last minute Rhiannon finally does the right thing and rejects the evil to save her daughter at the expense of herself. With her dying words she asks the Native American men to take her daughter to Richard Parker her pseudo father. Back in the Partholon Shannon is giving birth to her ow ...more
Lori Whitwam
The third in the Partholon series by P.C. Cast. I gave the first one a four, the second a three, and this one a two. In this one, the "two Rhiannons," one in Partholon, one in Oklahoma, have both had daughters (on the same day, naturally). Morrigan grows up in Oklahoma, raised by Shannon's parents. At age 18, they tell her her heritage, and that it was the "real" Rhiannon, not Shannon, who had been her mother. Rhiannon had renounced the dark powers as she died giving birth to Morrigan, but the g ...more
Emily
Oct 05, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
18 years after the events of Divine by Choice, Morrigan and Myrna have grown into lovely young ladies. Shannon is displeased that Myrna shows no signs of being the new goddess incarnate, Epona's Chosen. Morrigan, however, living with Shannon's parents in Oklahoma, and having no knowledge that her mother was Rhiannon instead of Shannon, finds that she can talk to stones. They call her the Light Bringer and want her to come harness her destiny in Parholon. Unfortunately, the Dark God Pryderi also ...more
Gina
Aug 21, 2016 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: goodreads-2016
A wonderful continuation of this wonderful and unique story!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed the ride with all these fascinated charterers that I got so invested in and loved. I didn't know where the ending was going, but was pleasantly surprised!!! Great series!!!
Traci
This book is okay. It was decent enough that I could get through it by reading in my free time, but not good enough for me to watn to recommend it to a friend, either.

I'm not sure if it's because I read a lot of this author's stuff, but I'm finding that the protagonists are all the same. I know that's not something specific to this book, but after a while, I'd like to read something a little different. It was the same white, middle-class, I-love-lavender Oklahoma girl who "just feels different"
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Amanda Bien Aime
Dec 03, 2010 Amanda Bien Aime rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult
The good:
• Even though there were several sections in the middle where I almost gave up on Divine by Blood, I eventually managed to finish this book.
• The last few pages were cute and made me smile, though I must admit that the miracle didn’t exactly mesh with the pervious mythology explored in the series.

The bad:
• Morrigan, Divine by Blood’s main character, is extremely annoying and spoiled, especially after she arrives in Partholon. I can only read about a pampered priestess for so many page
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Char
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This book isn't as bad as the previous effort in the series, although I'm not sure it's actually possible for a book to be that bad. Saying that though this book was screaming "edit me!" the whole time I was reading it. There are some pretty simple spelling and grammar issues (I think you mean 'very pleased' not 'well pleased'.) unless of course P.C. Cast wanted to come across as a chav (I'm not sure if there are chavs anywhere b
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Adriana
Jun 03, 2013 Adriana rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
The third entry into Partholon takes the story away from Shannon and focuses on Rihannon’s daughter, Morrigan. It’s time for the Oklahoma raised Chosen to head over to Partholon and embrace her destiny.
Morrigan is an excellent heir to Shannnon’s story. Though at times melodramatic, even for a teenager, her story is full of what any reader wants: intrigue, action, redemption, love, and a world that gets more real as the story progresses.
Old characters are back and given a chance to shine, while
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Kimchi
I Love to be taken away to a place where the life breathes into you through its characters but this book did not do it for me. In the first book the goddess incarnate Shannon parker had three sons and a daughter who was special. In this book Her only child for twenty years not who i thought she would be and i was upset that the author took all the important character out of her book.

Also It kinda makes the wonderful books that came before this one seem tainted like she couldnt remember what she
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ღஐღCielito Lindo
Beautiful book! It's a tragic thing that this series has come to an end, but it was beautiful from the beginning to end.

With this book in particular, however, I can say that there were only two things that I missed or didn't particularly like.

One: I can't say much without spoilers, but I will say there was too much of a certain thing for me and the fact that it happened in the span of about three chapters hurt just a little more.

Two: I missed the initial perspective of the first two books. Fo
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Annlu
Apr 14, 2015 Annlu rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third book in the serie starts with Rhiannon – she is held captive in a sacred tree till she gives birth to her daughter Morrigan. The native American who helps her brings her daughter and her dead body to the parents of Shannon. They take care of her. In Partholon Shannon gives birth to her daughter too.
Morrigan knows that she is different. All her live she hears voices and can not be sure where they come from – is it her mother who is helping her or the evil who influenced Rhiannon during
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Sakurahan
Feb 21, 2016 Sakurahan rated it really liked it
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Zwart Raafje
Feb 24, 2014 Zwart Raafje rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
Na het einde van 'Godin uit vrije wel', dacht ik dat deze opvolger vooral zou gaan over het opvoeden van kinderen met een iets uitzonderlijkere gave dan het in enkele seconden omtoveren van orde in chaos. Dit bleek echter niet het geval te zijn. De samenvatting op de achterflap van dit boek is vrij omvangrijk, dus ik kan niet veel meer vertellen zonder iets te verklappen. Wat ik jullie al wel kan laten weten is dat 'Godin van Nature meteen op gang kwam. Geen rustige of trage start, je bevindt je ...more
Leandra
I think all of the people who had read the first two books in this series could mostly all agree on the fact that this last book had so much potential to become an epic story that we had all hoped for. It just...wasn't. It was a bit of a letdown.

The storyline with Morrigan was at first highly entertaining, but then just ended up being a bit lifeless and boring. I thought the plotlines of Morrigan and Shannon would constantly switch around, kinda like in the HoN series, but only about 5% of the
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Criss
Feb 15, 2010 Criss rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book, to me was not as good as the first two. It was still enjobable and the authors writing style stayed the same so it was fairly fast paced but I guess I got addicted to Shannon/Rhea and ClanFinten and there was not nearly enough of them in it for me. As far as the story goes it was interesting and well written, but if you buy this book thinking you are going to read more into the lives of Shannon and ClanFinten you are going to be disappointed.
Brookanne
I enjoyed this series, but I was disappointed with this book because it focuses more on the daughters than on the characters I really wanted to read about. I would have liked to read one more book about Shannon and Rhiannon and I think the stories of their daughters could have been a sequel series or some other sort of extension. That being said, Shannon is one of the funniest fantasy characters I have ever read about!
Lisa
Jan 27, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was by far the best of the three books. I couldn't put it down!
A page turner from start to finish. A very emotional book, I laughed,
I cried. I didn't want this book to end.

I think there could be so much more to be told. I hope one day P.C. Cast
will come back and revisit the characters and tell us what happens with
Rhea and ClanFintan, with Keagan and Morrigan.

Fantastic series, I highly recommend it.
Shellie
Nov 07, 2014 Shellie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really shouldn't give this 2 stars...because it did hold my interest...but that's all it's really worth. I didn't think it was possible to dislike a main character so much. I thought the whole moral of the story in the first two books is that Shannon was raised by good parents, where Rhiannon had a bad childhood, and that's why she fell to darkness? Well Morrigan was raised by the same people, and she turned out awful! I didn't like Morrigan. I didn't like Kegan. The only person I liked was Bi ...more
Savanna Stevenson
The book was intersting but i love when the book went back and forth between the two worlds...but after a while I wanted to know more about what Shannon was going through when she lost her daughter to childbirth...even though i know the book wasn't all about shannon and it was about morrigan it would have been interesting to know more about what was going on.
Brittany
I had decided to reread some of my favorite series from P.C. Cast. In this book we get Morrigan's story. She is the daughter of Rhiannon the disgraced Chosen. I enjoyed the glimpse of Shannon's life now. I enjoyed it a great deal.
Andrena
Feb 22, 2010 Andrena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this series alot... The first and second Divine books were much better then this one im not exactly sure but i think i just missed shannon in this one..
Natasja
Feb 20, 2014 Natasja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, fantasie, 2014
Wat een heerlijke serie is dit toch,zo als ik tijdens het lezen denk jeetje tis toch te gek wat een klets allemaal,en ondertussen geniet ik ervan als een volwassene in een sprookje,iets wat je normaal alleen in fantasie films ziet.
Toen ik de cover las dacht ik wat verwarrend allemaal ik miste een paar namen uit de vorige delen zoals Shannon en Rhianna maar terwijl ik in het eerste hoofdstuk zat was ik meteen al helemaal weer bij.
Hoe een fantasie verhaal je helemaal kan mee sleuren alsof je zelf
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Tricia
Aug 01, 2016 Tricia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love this series I stumbled on

I am really enjoying this series. Though, with an honest review, I had a hard time getting lost in this book as the previous ones. I don't know what I really expected, I knew Morrigan would be a main center point as well as Myrna, though her part was much shorter than expected. I'll move on to the next book, gotta find out what happens in Partholon. It's interesting to read about the mirror world of our world. Something as a child I dreamt about. Not to mention, I l
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Ruth
Oct 21, 2011 Ruth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The final title in teh tales of Partholon series. I was sorry to see it end as I had begun to feel like Shannon had become a friend! I could imagine sitting down and having a long chat with her about men, life, family, and the other important things one would only talk about with someone they trust. And someone they can laugh with and Shannon/Rhea is certainly that. She has to be to have gone through what she has. But, this final book isn't about Shannon, it is about Morrigan, the daughter of La ...more
Jenny
May 09, 2010 Jenny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2010, adult-lit
Divine by Blood is centered on Morrigan, who is Clint and Rhiannon’s daughter. She grew up in Oklahoma in the care of Shannon’s parents. Since she was a child, Morrigan has heard voices in the wind and has been warned by her grandparents to be careful of what they say. On a cave tour, Morrigan finds out that she can communicate with the rocks and rushes home where she confronts her grandparents and finally finds out about her heritage. Distraught, she returns to the caves and in the middle of a ...more
Wai
Jan 21, 2013 Wai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Do you know that the only reason that Divine By Blood was granted five stars and a position on my coveted 'Favourites' shelf was because of the ending? No, I don't mean that I'm glad it's over. Don't be mean!

Although to be fair I did find it harder going than the previous two books. Those two; Divine By Mistake and Divine By Choice were told in a first person perspective from the point of view from Shannon Christine Parker who was transplanted from Oklahoma to Partholon to be the High Priestess
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Aoife
Jun 23, 2016 Aoife rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, library
I did enjoy this book but I wasn't as gripped with it as I was by Mistake and Choice.
I love Shannon and I had begun to look at her as a friend so I missed the absence of her presence in this book. Morrigan is more serious than Shannon and doesn't bring the humorous edge that Shannon can bring. I also found it hard to decipher all the different voices she heard and thought it is explained at the end makes me wonder did Epona ever talk to her in Oklahoma?
I also Mryna to be disappointing that she j
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Brina
Oct 17, 2012 Brina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Die "Tales of Partholon"-Reihe ist so eine Reihe, die man entweder liebt oder hasst. Da ich mich bislang noch nicht entscheiden konnte, auf welcher Seite ich stehe, habe ich auch dem dritten Band "Gekrönt" eine Chance geben und es stellt sich immer mehr heraus, zu welcher Seite ich dabei tendiere.

Nachdem ich den zweiten Band gelobt habe, muss ich nun leider wieder einen Gang runter schrauben, denn leider hat mich der dritte Band an vielen Stellen enttäuscht. Es sieht stellenweise sehr danach aus
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Meggean
Sep 21, 2010 Meggean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I think this is by far one of my favorite books. Not just of Cast's but of most any book. A lot of ending books get very serious and pompous, they draw the book out to fill with needless things. Or they don't do enough, there are still questions, things left unfinished that bug you once the book is done. Cast did an amazing job of doing enough to fill in the gaps, wrap up the story, create an ending to a trilogy that fans will appreciate and actually create a new story for us to enjoy! I didn't ...more
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Partholon (5 books)
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