"I will go. Rather than follow her family's restrictive rules, centaur Brighid chose to set out on her own to make friends and form relationships with humans as well as centaurs. Now she's facing her toughest challenge yet. While helping guide home a grieving human—Cuchulainn, her friend Elphame's brother—Brighid finds herself beginning to care for him. An emotion forbidden by her clan. To add to her troubles, the Great Goddess has awoken the power of the Shaman within Brighid—the first centaur so blessed in ages. And just as she's torn between taking up a power she never expected and a love she's afraid to admit to, Brighid receives a vision of a tragedy that might destroy everyone she's ever cared about…."
Picking up right where Elphame's Choice left off Brighid starts out on her quest to save herself, her soulmate, and the world of Partholon as we know it. And what a quest it is! Ms. Cast weaves her web again and I am happy to become prey to this rich vivid web of a world. The characters have more meaning to me now like they've become (through the first book) a close-knit personal group of friends. And I love that this book is about Brighid because after Lochlan (Elphame's hottie mate from the first book) she was my favorite character. I loved her strength and sarcasm in the first novel and was astounded by her compassion, and endurance in the second. And I don't think I have to tell you but I do greatly enjoy a strong woman novel (it's the feminist in me). I really believe that Ms. Cast has hit a grand slam with this series and I hope she continues to develop it (as she did her House Of Night Series) I know I'm a pins and needles after that cliff-hanger ending shes left the readers on the last few pages of the novel! And I am certainly craving more Partholon and more P. C. Cast!!!
LOL=Lots Of Love