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Goddess of Legend

(Goddess Summoning #7)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  4,549 ratings  ·  330 reviews
Saved from a car accident by the Water Goddess, photojournalist Isabel visits the time of King Arthur to seduce Lancelot du Lac away from Queen Guinevere.
Paperback, 309 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Berkley Books
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Jamnheart No. I've so far read 1 and 2 and neither of them had anything to do with each other. Read the ones that look interesting to you. If you like Greek Myt…moreNo. I've so far read 1 and 2 and neither of them had anything to do with each other. Read the ones that look interesting to you. If you like Greek Mythology I'd read 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6. The 4th one has more to do with a retelling of Beauty and the Beast and the 7th one has to do with King Arthur's time.(less)

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May 30, 2011 rated it did not like it
Terrible. My intelligence as a reader is insulted, and I am so angry with the horrendous laziness of this book that I can barely think straight. The Goddess Summoning series, once terrific, is turned to absolute garbage in this book. It can't even redeem itself with passionate love scenes between the main characters. I'm trying desperately to find something nice to say for the author of Goddess of Spring, a book that I adored, but I cannot. This is just lazy, lazy writing. You can't leave the he ...more
May 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fantasy
Okay that is 309 pages of my life that I will never get back. This woman writes like a 17 year old girl.

I regret reading this book.

Okay... So here's something a little more in depth.

The writing was choppy at best. And everyone seemed to cotton on to Isabel's way of speaking like it wasn't ridiculous. None of the characters had any meat to them outside of Mordred. Isabel was the epitome of a Mary Sue. She was perfect in every way, everyone enjoyed her company, everyone loved her.

And okay, I'll ac
May 01, 2011 rated it did not like it
I really wanted to enjoy this book as I am a Goddess fiction fan, however I was very disappointed. This review may contain spoilers.

The book was difficult to get into at the start as it kind of dragged.
As a fantasy Romance tale targeted at a younger audience similar to HON, this heroine Isabel was too old.
Isabels profession as a photographer had no relevance to the story
The old English was a bit difficult on the eye and detracted from the story, although I guess it's there for authenticit
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Charul Palmer-Patel
I didn't think there could be a book that is worse than Twilight... ...more
Jun 05, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed

It was alright, I guess.

That's probably the worst thing anyone can say about a book. It wasn't good, it wasn't bad, it was meh.

Now, this came as a bit of a disappointment to me. The first book in the series was weird, but I was prepared, thanks to your lovely selves. I really enjoyed the rest of the series, and then came this one.

It was really confusing at the beginning, and I often had to read the page twice before I understood it. The writing was stilted and muddled, and don
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Aug 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
If I am being honest, it was just so bloody boring. I tried to stick with it but I ended up giving up. Sadly, a DNF for me.
belle ☆ミ (thisbellereadstoo)
It's all about love in all forms that exists in countless ways. Finding a new love while you love someone else, the love and respect between friends and the love for others. It showed how love changes someone, opens one's eyes and the impact love has on people around them.

Isabel is a selfless, caring and exceptionally loving countess. She's a wonderful human being who is paving a whole road for the kingdom of Camelot. Arthur is charming, honorable and selfless as well. His love for his country
Feb 21, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Goddess of Legend is a very cheesy anachronism stew of an arthurian themed time travel romance. I don't think it's quite as bad as some of the other reviews would have me believe (even though I think "that's 309 pages of my life I'll never get back" is a hilarious description in general); it's just a ok book, leaning toward the worse end of mediocre if you really want to be critical. It's definitely not something that I will passionately recommend to everyone, but it's hardly the worst book I've ...more
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, romance, adult-series
This was just what I felt in the mood to read this weekend. A slightly predictable romance novel with some familiar setting and themes/names (ie Arthur and Lancelot).

And easy breezy read, not too many steamy scenes though. If you’re wanting more romance then I’d suggest something else but after so long not reading these types of books I’m glad I had this one on my shelf.

Would def read more in this series when the mood strikes.
☽ lana ☾
This was a 4 star rating aaaall the way until the freaking ending. Like, literally the epilogue. Dang it.
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Here's the entire book. "I love you" "no I love you more" " no no I love you more" " you are amazing in love you more" I mean seriously....
Oct 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
As much smack as I was talking about the other books in the Goddess Summoning series, at least they were mildly fun. They weren't very accurate, but they were FUN. They were easy, quick reads and the romantic aspects of them were actually kind of nice... Once I got past all of the inaccuracies.

People who write about Greek/Roman deities should probably do 10000000 times more research.

I had some trouble getting through Warrior Rising, but it wasn't too bad. I felt like the “ugh, just stop talking
This was my least favorite Goddess Summoning novel. Only the verbal humor in the latter half of the novel lifted this book from a 1 star "didn't like" to a 2 star "it was okay". The character development was spotty and inconsistent with many characters being nauseatingly perfect. The plot also seemed rather weak and the ending while very 'perfect' and romantic was unconvincing and *way* too convenient.

Some issues that, in my opinion should be major issues causing much angst and dissension, are a
Nov 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Goddess of Legend by P. C. Cast
Paranormal Romance –Dec. 7th, 2010
4 stars

Goddess of Legend is the 6th in P.C Cast's Goddess series and I hope not the last! This book centers around the King Arthur legend as the heroine Isabel is sent back in time to seduce Lancelot!

In this story the heroine, Isabel has a car accident but is saved by the Goddess of Water. The Goddess makes a deal with Isabel. If she can make King Arthur happy by seducing Lancelot from Queen Guinevere she can have her life back.
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Isabel, back from spending time with the troops in Afghanistan, is trying to rediscover the beauty in the world. At the same time, yet not quite, the Water Goddess - also known as Vivianne - is looking for someone who can save Camelot and restore Merlin into her loving embrace. When Isabel's car goes off a bridge on her way back home, Vivianne brings her back to King Arthur's court with one mission: seduce Lancelot du Lac away from Queen Guinevere, thus restoring the balance. But Isabel - and Ar ...more
Tara van Beurden
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-read-2011, own
This was by far the worst of the Goddess Summoning books, which perhaps had something to do with the fact that Cast wrote this in conjunction with another writer. Not that Cast is necessarily a stellar writer, but her lack of attention to this story in light of her work on the House of Night series seems to be the key driver behind the poor storytelling in this one. The one thing that helps it is the humour in the second half, but that’s if you can get to it. The language is jarring, and somehow ...more
Noortje de Graaff
Amazing book! I'm a great fan of the House of Night series written bij Pc Cast and her daughter, and this one is just as good!
It's about the king Arthur legend, but shed in a whole different light as Isobel, a modern age woman dies and is send back in time to the age of camelot bij the Lady of the Lake. There she needs to fall in love with Lancelot (to bring Gwen and Arthur back together) but fate takes a funny turn when she falls in love with Arthur in stead.
I loved reading about how Isobel an
Feb 09, 2011 rated it liked it
I love this series, and have read the 5 previous Goddess summoning books. However, this one is a bit too similar to goddess of the sea, and became ultimately forgettable. Compared to the rest especially, this one is a bit of a let down. It's not awful or anything, still quality writing and a good read, but while the others in this series manage to maintain a completely individual plot and characters from each other, this one is too similar to goddess of the sea. It was almost as if this were a s ...more
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes I said it again because frankly it bore repeating.
I am personally going to thank my Liberian for recommending this series to me.
This was one of my two favourite books I this series because I just love stories that have a connection to the middle ages. There’s just something about a knight you know.
Anyway this book is for mature readers and l love P.C Cast for them. The concept is totally amazing. Yes there are books were the person is from the middle ages or were the person goes bac
Awful, just...just awful.

I had to read this book for this library club that I'm doing and it is absolutely awful.

Are there any other words I could use to describe this?

(terrible, horrible, the epitome of evil, an insult to literature)

Isabel was so completely up herself! She was NOT charming, she was NOT funny, she was just irritating and irrationally impulsive.

I just...URGH! And the ending was so predictable that my 9 year old brother could have written it. Actually no, Joshua would have at leas
Jan 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my all time favorites series and feel it took much to long for this newest book to finally come out. Once again I was transported and enchanted by the story woven by PC Cast wherein a present day woman is transported in the realm of mythological legends - this time to Camelot. A departure from her typical stories based on Greek mythology, but no less enjoyable. I so thoroughly enjoyed it I did not want it to end. A series recommended to all who love both great romance and mytholog ...more
Catherine Green
Feb 04, 2012 rated it did not like it
I was very disappointed and disillusioned with this book. There are not many that I dislike, but I think it was PC Cast's complete disregard for the integrity of the Camelot myth that upset me. As a British reader, I actually felt insulted on behalf of my ancestors, because this book was simply a complete American fantasy. The story seemed weak, as did the characters, apart from the two protagonists. ...more
Feb 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
I absolutely loved this series, except for this one. I'm completely biased though, I have a hard time with anything relating King Arthur... it's just not my cup of tea. If you like that legend then this will be a nice twist on it. ...more
Maxi Shelton
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
P.C. Cast has a way of taking you out of this world, into a different time, place and sometimes body. Each book is bursting with passion, love and adventure. Thoroughly enjoyed the complete series.
Maya Manalao
Mar 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book is amazing. I gave it 4 stars since I'm not an avid fan of s*x, but all in all, this book is a must read.

The plot, the characters and the story is irresistible. I love them. Can't wait to buy the other Goddess Summoning books. :)))
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, rom-com
This is a retelling of the Arthurian legend that is full of laughter, action, and romance.
The beginning leans towards corny, so much so that I almost put it down. Bear with it and you’ll get a great story with strong female characters and lots of fun with your romance.
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Jun 14, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2012
One of the weaker books in the Goddess Summoning series. Considering this is Camelot, I don't think all the slang worked. It was distracting. However, it was an entertaining read. ...more
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!! The first one I have read by PC Cast, I think we have a long relationship ahead of us
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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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