The only excitement Shannon Parker expects while on summer vacation is a little shopping. But when an antique vase calls to her, she finds herself transported to Partholon, where she's treated like a goddess. A very temperamental goddess…
Somehow Shannon has stepped into another's role as the Goddess Incarnate of Epona. And while there's an upside—what woman doesn't like lots of pampering?—it also comes with a ritual marriage to a centaur and threats against her new people. Oh, and everyone disliking her because they think she's her double.
Somehow Shannon needs to figure out how to get back to Oklahoma without being killed, married to a horse or losing her mind….
My thoughts: This book honestly shocked me. If you get under YA Series it really shouldn't contain some of the things it contains.....
I don't know what was more surprising that a human mates with a centaur or that the Fomorians are raping women and young girls....That part was just sick..really!!
I did however love the story between Shannon (Rhea) and her centaur mate ClanFintan. The love that exist between pure strangers is amazing.
In the real world shannon had no one but in Rhea's world she found herself in an arranged marriage.
I'm glad to see that through all the horrible things that went on they were able to cure small pox and help her friends find love.
I do hope however that the other books aren't this graphic about abuse.
My rating: 2 stars