07 September 2008

Review: P.C. Cast - Goddess Of The Sea

Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Berkley (October 7, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425192792
ISBN-13: 978-0425192795

On the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, alone in her apartment, Air Force Sergeant Christine Canady wished for one thing: a little magic in her life. After drinking way too much champagne, she performed, of all crazy things, a goddess-summoning ritual, hoping that it would somehow make her life a little less ordinary...but she never believed the spell would actually work!

When her military plane crashes into the ocean, CC's mission overseas takes an unexpected turn. She awakens to find herself in a legendary time and place where magic rules the land--occupying the body of the mythic mermaid Undine. But there is danger in the waters and the goddess Gaea turns this modern, military gal into a beautiful damsel so that she can seek shelter on land. CC is soon rescured (literally) by a knight in shining armor. She should be falling in love with this dream come true, but instead she aches for the sea and Dylan, the sexy merman who has stolen her heart.

After closing Goddess of the sea I feel that every woman should once in a while indulge herself with a book of P.C. Cast. I relished the story from beginning to end for the sheer fact that it is a true celebration to the goddess within every woman regardless the age.

Flushed wit champaign CC performs a Goddess ritual but soon after that life for CC goes from normal everyday life to being thrown into a realm that simmers with magic. When her plane crashes in to the ocean and CC chooses to change bodies with another she suddenly is a radiant woman of the sea….a mermaid. Daughter of God Lir a.k.a Poseidon in some cultures and Goddess Gaea, CC finds herself hunted by a mer-man with pure possession on his mind and life in this new body brings along a whole new set of adventures.

P.C. Cast evoked a magic all of her own with this tale and though it holds elements of the mythology, it made me want to do a Goddess summoning myself. This novel speaks of female strength and beauty, finding friends and family in a dark, man-controlled world that Goddess of the sea will speak to many women!

The love captured in this story echoes from the endearing to passionate moments between CC and Dylan, making me want those very words of him spoken to me too. The world building and use of Mythology feels well researched adding an authentic feel to the adventures of CC. As I love authors who have the talent to take the time, slow the pace of storytelling and still make me want to keep reading as to see what happens next P.C. Cast delivers it to me.

The monastery and its inhabitants made me feel a range of emotions, the abbot made all that is feminine in me holler of injustice, a knight bears the behavior of his time period and the author created with him an honest picture of what men are like in medieval times and four maidens of age made me grin when I read their thoughts and adventures, making me cheer for them as they blossom in their strength. Respect by Aretha Franklin will never be the same again for P.C. Cast painted a purely feminine picture in my mind’s eye that I enjoyed so thoroughly!

The author has written a touching romantic story and with every chapter it pulled me more into this world that P.C. Cast has created and made me snuggle deep in to my couch, treat myself to some chocolate and found out that the Divine still hear our calls!

This Goddess book of P.C. cast will beckon you to read at a time when you need a good dose of laughter, romance and girl power!

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