Paranormal / Fantasy Reviews: "Goddess of the Sea" Swept Me Away

 
 
Title:  Goddess of the Sea (Goddess Summoning Series #1)
Author:  P.C. Cast
Format:  Kindle Edition
Length:  368 pages
Publisher:  Berkley Publishing
Age Range:  Adult
Rating:  5 stars
Home alone on the night of her twenty-fifth birthday, U.S. Air Force sergeant Christine Canady yearned for something to cure her loneliness. After drinking too much champagne, she recited a divine invocation to revive her humdrum life. But how was she to know the spell would actually work?

When her plane crashes into the ocean, CC’s life changes forever. She awakens, bewildered, to find herself in a legendary time and place ruled by magic – and in the body of the mythical mermaid Undine. But danger lurks in the water, ready to swallow CC whole. Taking pity on her, the goddess Gaea turns CC into a damsel so that she might seek shelter on land. When a dashing knight comes to CC’s rescue, instead of falling for this dream come true, she aches for the sea and the darkly sexy merman who’s stolen her heart…

-P.C. Cast.net
I Wish...
This book is for every woman who ever wished to don a tail and frolic among the waves of the oceans and seas.  You heard me right ladies...the P. C. Cast that your teens love so much has penned a little fantasy for the not so little girls, and you once you plunge into the depths "Goddess of the Sea" has to offer...you will want to shun the shores of reality forever.
Where Do I Belong?
As the story opens, the reader is introduced to one Christine Canady.  In Christine we find a woman who try as she might, just can't seem to find her place anywhere.  She feels inadequate at work, has no real attachment to the home that she has made for herself, and is even unsure of herself as a sensual being.
Been there...done that!
Christine's not so perfect character and her struggle to "fake it til you make it" will ring true with any reader who has ever felt themselves to be the square peg in the round hole.
Not to worry dear reader.  Help is just a few...well a great many drinks away.
Yes, as is often the case, Christine has a light bulb moment while blitzed past all help.  During said moment she invokes Gaea, the Earth goddess and asks for "a little magic in her life."  It is not until her plane crashes into the ocean and she trades bodies with Gaea's drop dead gorgeous mer-daughter Undine, that things start to get a little interesting.
This is where the story really begins.  There is an overbearing ass of a Mer-prince named Sarpedon, a knight in shining armor merman named Dylan, and even a Little Mermaid-esque prince, named Sir Andras.

There is quite a lot of physical ping ponging from man to mer and back, but Undine/ CC's heart remains with the waves.
After reading the love scenes that take place amid the crystalline waves, even the most land locked heart will yearn to be lost "under the sea".

Girl Power Mid-evil Style
The meat of this story takes place in Mid-evil Whales, a time and place that at first seems to leave CC completely out of her element.  The further the story progresses, the more readers truly come to know CC and how much in her element she is.
Though this story is dripping with romance and magic; the story is really about the power of all that is feminine.  The spell cast by her eyes.  The enchantment of her voice.  The strength in her bond to the creative and the divine.  These are the real stars of this story. 
This book is a joy to read and a great first in the series.

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1 comments:

Cha' Keylah said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG, IT AMAZES THE EYE!
BUT YOUR BIRD. . . .DNE SPEAKING -_- .'!

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