Divine by Blood (Partholon, #3)
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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...more
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Published October 27th 2009 by Luna Books (first published September 1st 2007)
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Ana Carter  シ
Aug 17, 2012 Ana Carter シ rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ana by: Ana Carter
kinda slow

Edit: June 18, 2013
The first 2 novels in the series where more entertaining ....
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
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"...more
Amanda Wilch
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...more
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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...more
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...more
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...more
Ugh. I had high hopes that this series would end on a better note, but this book was the pits. The first book of the series was so interesting and had such great characters and a great world and mythology, but by the end I found myself disliking most of the characters I've come to love and being bored with the plots and world. I ended up skimming huge chunks of it.

The plot is very slow moving. Almost the entire first half of the book was just setting up the plot. The main character, Morrigan, st...more
Zwart Raafje
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
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.
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!
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 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..
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...more
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
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
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...more
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...more
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...more
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
Ricarda Scola

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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
I was reading through, and I must have come up for air or something, because I realized I had nearly nothing left of the book. It was just so engrossing. Partholon is an amazingly believable place.
I did notice however, that there wasn't as much buildup to the evil-person-trying-to-take-over-the-world part as with the previous two books. Mostly it was just, 'Is it evil, or is it not? I'm so confused!' which made me not like this book as much as the other two, which had that build up from very ear...more
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this series by P. C. Cast. I couldn't stop reading this one. I carried the Kindle around as I did laundry and everything else so I could continue reading (listening to text-to-speech) until the story was finished. I wish I could give this one many more than five stars.

My tags (shelves) seem so inadequate to identify this book. But it is all of that and more. I love the characters in the books so much. I have a feeling I am about to lose the older ones as new generations take t...more
Diane Labrosse
Morrigan, daughter of Shannon's twin in Partholon, was trapped inside her mother in the middle of a mystical tree throughout her gestation. Her mother, thinking the goddest Epona has deserted her, decides to ask the dark side for help.The evil spirit agrees to help her but in return she has to give her soul and her daughter's soul to him. Seeing no way out she agrees and the evil spirit freed her from the tree. Morrigan's mother cries out to the goddest Epona one last time and Epona answers her...more
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P.C. Cast was born in the Midwestern United States, 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. With her tour in the USAF completed, she taught high school for 15 years before retirin...more
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