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Divine By Blood (Partholon #3)

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Morrigan Christine Parker finds that turning 18 carries a heavy weight when you're the only daughter of Rhiannon MacCallan, disgraced high priestess to the goddess Epona, in Cast's down-home follow-up to 2006's Divine by Choice. After Rhiannon betrayed Epona, the goddess bestowed her favor on Rhiannon's look-alike, Shannon Parker. Rhiannon promised her allegiance to the ev ...more
Paperback, 443 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Luna Books
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Anastasia シ
Oct 22, 2011 Anastasia シ rated it liked it
Recommended to Anastasia by: Ana Carter
kinda slow

Edit: June 18, 2013
The first 2 novels in the series where more entertaining ....
Amanda Bien Aime
Nov 02, 2010 Amanda Bien Aime rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Lori Whitwam
Jan 14, 2008 Lori Whitwam rated it it was ok
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
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
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"
Jul 30, 2016 Gina rated it really liked it
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!!!
For my full review please visit my blog: From the Shadows I Review

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
Jul 18, 2012 Adriana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 05, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it
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
May 18, 2008 Kimchi rated it it was ok
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
ღஐღCielito Lindo
May 24, 2010 ღஐღCielito Lindo rated it really liked it
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
Dec 22, 2009 Brookanne rated it liked it
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!
Feb 15, 2010 Criss rated it it was ok
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.
Sep 05, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
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.
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.
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.
Feb 10, 2010 Andrena rated it it was amazing
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..
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
Jan 17, 2017 Sarah-Jayne Briggs rated it really liked it
(This review may contain spoilers).

While I did enjoy this book and found it read better than the second in this series, I did find it somewhat harder to read at times due to a constant switching between first person POV and third.

I found it easy to care about Morrigan and how she felt like she didn't fit in, even though those kinds of feelings are a common trope in young adult books. I did enjoy seeing her relationship with her grandparents and even though she had a mother who made some really b
Jun 17, 2017 Natasha rated it it was amazing
I love this series. This book did seem to drag quite a bit before any climatic moments happened, which was pretty much towards the end. The world of Patholon pulls you in and it's hard to have to say goodbye to such beloved characters.
Hannah (Sakurahan or ForeverBooks18)
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Jan 15, 2012 Saskia rated it really liked it
Meine Meinung:
Um euch zu erklären, warum Morrigan mir direkt sympathisch war, muss ich etwas ausholen. Morrigan ist die Tochter von Rhiannon, die wiederum die Erzfeindin und Spiegelbild zu Shannon war. Shannon ist die Inkarnation von Eponas Gottheit. Rhiannon stirbt, schließt Frieden mit all denen, den sie geschadet hat und möchte, dass ihre Tochter bei Shannons leiblichen Eltern aufwächst. So, hier also warum ich Morrigan mag. Sie gehörte nie wirklich dazu. Das lag weniger daran, dass ihre Groß
Sep 22, 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
Apr 27, 2011 Myvampfiction rated it really liked it
review by Saluki

*Warning: possible spoilers ahead.*

The third book in the Divine series follows Morrigan, the daughter of Rhiannon. In the last book, Clint Freeman sacrificed his life to banish Nuada and Rhiannon from Earth. However, Rhiannon survives, entombed in a tree. For the next nine months she is trapped with only Nuada’s whisperings to keep her company. It seems she has shed any goodness she had and accepted the darkness completely.

All that changes when she gives birth to her daughter, Mo
Ricarda Scola
Jan 21, 2013 Ricarda Scola rated it it was ok

Rhiannon und Shannon erwarten beide ein Kind - doch nur Shannon überlebt die Geburt. Kurz vor ihrem Tod schwört Rhiannon dem dreigesichtigem Gott ab und wendet sich Epona zu, mit der Bitte über ihre einzige Tochter wachen zu dürfen. Diese wächst bei Shannons Eltern in Oklahoma auf, fühlt sich aber nie so recht zugehörig. Während ihres 18. Lebensjahres hört sie nicht nur mehr Stimmen im Wind, sondern auch noch in den Steinen und plötzlich ist sie in Partholon...

Die Protagonistin:

Morrigan w
Sep 22, 2016 Jessica rated it liked it
This book was good, I like the story and the characters, however, out of all of these books I feel it took the longest to get interesting. I felt it took too much time for the main character to actually get to the point and for things to start happening. Good read for the series, but the next book I enjoyed much more.
Jan 15, 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
Zwart Raafje
Feb 19, 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
Nov 12, 2010 Emilie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
A bit better than Divine By Choice but definitely not as good as Divine By Mistake.
What makes this book better than the previous one is, to me, its richer narrative. When in the first two books we only had Shannon's point of view, in Divine by Blood, we're able to follow a few more characters.
Moreover, in this last installment of P.C Cast's series, we discover a new part of Partholon and its people with their beliefs and life style and we're able to follow a new heroine: Morrigan, daughter of Rh
Apr 14, 2015 Annlu rated it liked it
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
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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PC was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school, she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a #1 ...more
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Partholon (5 books)
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