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December 2, 2011

Goddess of Legends by P.C. Cast

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Series: Goddess Summoning 7
Format: Paperback
Release Date: December 7, 2010
Purchase Link: Amazon
After her car plummets off a bridge, Isabel, a world-weary photojournalist, struggles between life and death when she's saved by the Water Goddess-with one tiny caveat: Isabel must travel to another time to seduce the legendary Lancelot du Lac away from Queen Guinevere.

The handsome knight is a dream for any woman in any century. But Isabel is the one who's seduced by King Arthur. For Isabel, a deal is a deal. Now, the King watches as fate takes from him the mysterious beauty he has come to worship, knowing all too well that any interference on his part could destroy the kingdom he loves.

As Merlin lies on his sickbed, heartbroken by Arthur and Camelot's fate, his lover, Conventina or The Lady of the Lake mourns beside him. Before he slumbered, Merlin cast a spell that bound him to Arthur's happiness.

As a desperate act, the Lady cast a spell of her own. To find a woman that will prevent Arthur's fall due to Guinevere and Lancelot's betrayal that will in turn revive her beloved Merlin.

Isabel is a world renowned photojournalist who is taking a break and went back home to Oklahoma. She met an accident, fell off a bridge and sunk into a lake. As she hovers between life and death, The Lady rescues her but on one condition: she is to go back in time to King Arthur's court and seduce Lancelot du Lac. But when Isabel got there, she found herself drawn to the legendary King Arthur instead.

The seventh book of P.C. Cast's Goddess Summoning Series, Goddess of Legend is a joy to read. If you liked Karen Marie Moning's Highlander Series, I'm pretty sure this will be right up your alley. Time travel laced with magic, gorgeous rustic men and feisty modern women. The perfect romantic batter.

This is my first P.C. Cast novel and though this is part of a series, it was a complete read. Goddess Summoning is based on mythological stories ranging from Aprhodite to King Arthur, conveniently updated by the time travel loop hole. In Cast's introduction, she said that this is her way of giving happy ending to some characters she grew up with and loved.

I really enjoyed the story. But if you're a history buff, please ignore the inaccuracies (which I will not mention here) and comparing it to the original stories will be futile.
Now I love King Arthur and everything he and Camelot represented. Who doesn't want a majestic knight and a King for that matter? The story was funny and romantic although at times I want to wring Isabel's pretty little neck because she would take some situations too far that I'm not surprised she haven't been tried for treason. But I got over it as my attention was solely on the dreamy King Arthur and everything ended happily.

The story and ending is predictable and it's your typical romantic comedy story. As the weather gets colder and the skies turn gray, this is a perfect pick-me-up read.

Now I'll go get my hands on the previous six books and will call it a day.


4 comments:

  1. I almost picked up this series when I was last at the book store. The only thing was they didn't have the first book and I like reading in order. I'll have to check back again and pick up Goddess of the Sea.

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  2. Yeah it's not as popular as her House of Night series and even the ebooks are kinda expensive at $11.99. This is the only book that our library has and I thought that's it's a stand-alone one. Been hunting for cheaper ones in our used books stores lol, I hope I get lucky

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  3. I am with Cimarron, I like to read in order too, but this series sounds great. And I am a huge Moning fan, so if this is like that, I will give it a try. But it is crazy these are so expensive still, but I will try an buy used books from Amazon or BetterWorldBooks. I am also happy these are adult books even if some of these come off as romantic comedies, I need some spice LMAO! Great review hon, thank you :)

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  4. I got duped when I picked this up at the library. I was so excited that a P.C. Cast was just sitting there that I didn't bother checking if it was part of a series. Hahahahaha! No wonder it's not on reserve. Anyway, my take away from the experience is I've read a P.C. Cast book AND I've discovered another series that's not too serious and that I'll probably like. But yeah, it's still so expensive.

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