Book Review: Goddess of Legend by: P.C. Cast


Berkeley Trade

Publish Date:
December 7, 2010

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Trade Paperback

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Isabel, a world-weary photojournalist, is grounded back home in Oklahoma when her car plummets off a bridge into a lake. Struggling on the edge between life and death,  she’s miraculously saved by the Water Goddess, but with one tiny caveat: Isabel must travel to another time to seduce the legendary Lancelot du Lac away from Queen Guinevere.

Simple. After all, the handsome knight is a dream for any woman in any century. Unfortunately, Isabel is the one who’s seduced – by the soulful eyes of the wise and soft spoken King Arthur. But 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.

Review: 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 Arthur - never expected to be attracted at first sight. Will Isabel manage to do what's right or will following her heart lead to disaster?

This is my second favorite of the Goddess Summoning Series, Goddess of the Rose being my favorite. I've always loved the stories of Camelot, King Arthur, his knights, and of course, the strong women. Isabel is instantly enamored with the people of Camelot - especially Arthur. He finds her equally compelling and listens to her suggestions, which brings a sense of true unity and peace to the kingdom. Truthfully, I did want to smack Guinevere over the head a few times, but she does come through. This is a wonderfully sensual and delightful addition to the Arthurian legacy. I loved how strong, yet vulnerable, Isabel is and how much she cares about the people around her. Her light, love, and laughter shine through the pages and makes this book a pleasure to lose yourself in for a few hours!

Goddess Summoning Series: Goddess of the Sea (1), Goddess of Spring (2), Goddess of Light (3), Goddess of the Rose (4), Goddess of Love (5), Warrior Rising (6), Goddess of Legend (7)


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