PUBLISHER: Luna Books
DATE PUBLISHED: 28th August 2001
The most excitement teacher Shannon Parker expected on her summer vacation was a little shopping. But then her latest purchase–a vase with the Celtic goddess Epona on it–somehow switches her into the world of Partholon, where she’s treated like a goddess. A very temperamental goddess… It seems that Shannon has stepped into another’s role as the Goddess Incarnate of Epona. And while it has some very appealing moments–what woman doesn’t like a little pampering now and then?–it also comes with a ritual marriage to a centaur and the threat of war against the evil Fomorians. 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…
This fantasy book follows a modern day character into a fantasy world in this magical Freaky Friday. This book had an interesting concept that expanded upon itself as the book moved along. The world-building was brilliant and the characters were funny and intriguing.
Shannon is a school teacher from Oklahoma who gets sucked into an alternate magical world taking over the life of a Priestess named Rhiannon who looks remarkably like her. The more Shannon learns of the world the more she believes she should be here and the hot husband doesn’t hurt matters. Shannon’s character was funny with her modern speech and colloquialisms which make her unique in this magical world. Her bravery and love for those she comes to know makes her a loveable character.
ClanFintan is the male protagonist. He is a unique character, not to mention the husband of Shannon and a centaur. Intriguing times ahead. As these two characters come to learn about each other their affection grows and it was sweet to read about.
The side character of Alanna was one I absolutely loved. She is the handmaiden for Shannon and her guide in this new world. Alanna acts as Shannon’s confidant and friend in this strange world.
With a darkness on the horizon Shannon might be divine by mistake but she is bound to help these people overcome the darkness ahead. This was an engaging plot with characters I enjoyed and a world that was well constructed.
Keep Calm and Read On,