Thursday, 23 December 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Goddess of Summoning 1: Goddess of Legend - PC Cast

Release Date: 23/12/10


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.


Whilst many know PC more for her House of Night series which are written alongside her daughter, PC comes to her own in what I can only term the Urban Fantasy Bodice Ripper where strong female leads walk the fine line of independence backed within the rules and restrictions of the society into which they’re placed. Here in this, the first novel in the Goddess of Summoning series the reader is transported back to the days of Camelot where a water goddess seeks to save her love, Merlin, from the fates by attempting to save Arthur from despair.

It’s beautifully written, its definitely a title that is a bit of a guilty pleasure and one that the reader will more than likely enjoy under the duvet with a glass of wine and a box of chocs. Ideal fare for the busy holiday and a great opportunity for the reader to escape the chaos to a world of their own as this title weaves its own eldritch spell of calmness within the storm.


Pat Hollett said...

A coincidence I think Gareth. I'd love to read this since I've read so many P.C./Kristen Cast books, but back in September I had my 5k short story accepted by Night to Dawn Magazine, featuring a vampire, Sir Galahad and King Arthur...a comeback and infusion of old tales combined with new. And, an unusual coincidence that we're both writing about Camelot. :)

Jessica Peter said...

This sounds interesting. I'm not a fan of the House of Night, but this sounds (perhaps) more my style. Adding it to my list!