Goddess of the Rose (Goddess Summoning Series #3)

Goddess of the Rose (Goddess Summoning Series #3)

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by P. C. Cast
     
 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series-a passionate paranormal delight...

Empousai family roses have bloomed for centuries, thanks to the drops of blood their women sacrifice for their gardens. But Mikki would rather forget this family quirk and lead a normal life. Until she unwittingly performs a ritual, ending up in the

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the House of Night series-a passionate paranormal delight...

Empousai family roses have bloomed for centuries, thanks to the drops of blood their women sacrifice for their gardens. But Mikki would rather forget this family quirk and lead a normal life. Until she unwittingly performs a ritual, ending up in the strangely familiar Realm of the Rose. As its goddess Hecate reveals, Mikki is a priestess-and the Realm's been waiting for her...

Long ago, an enraged Hecate cursed her guardian beast and the entire Realm with a slumber only a priestess can undo-and she's counting on Mikki. The beast at first terrifies Mikki-but soon intrigues her more than any man ever has. But the only way he and the Realm can be saved is for Mikki to sacrifice her life-giving blood-and herself...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425227107
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/06/2009
Series:
Goddess Summoning Series, #3
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
190,310
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Award-winning author P. C. Cast is a dynamic, entertaining orator and an extraordinary teacher. Currently, her realm is in Oklahoma, where she resides with her spoiled cat, Patchy Poo the Pud, and her stubborn Scottie dogs, better known as The Snotties.

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Goddess of the Rose (Goddess Summoning Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 121 reviews.
vampreader54 More than 1 year ago
Mikki Empousai has a secret to how her garden grows. And it is not a secret she is about to share with anyone. Why? Becuase for centuries the Empousai women have been mixing their blood with the water they use to nourish their roses. One day as Mikki decides to go check on her garden something strange happens. She unknowingly performs a ritual that takes her to the Realm of the Rose. There she encounters Hecate who informs her she has the blood of a high priestess running through her veins. She is the key to keeping the Realm alive. Also in performing this ritual Mikki has awakened the Realm's Guardian. A Half-man, half-beast creature who was cursed by Hecate. And now Hecate is determined to set things right. This book was amazing! I know i say that about all of PC Cast's books but it is true. This is one of VERY FEW books I have ever cried in. By the end of the book you are so invested in the characters that you can't help but feel what they are feeling. The raw emotion, the sacrifice, the love. It was a beautiful story. If you didn't know "Goddess of the Rose" is a mythological retelling of "Beauty and the Beast". I would also give this book a 6 out of 5 stars! I LOVED IT!
MidnigntRage More than 1 year ago
i love this book. this is one of the kind of books that you can read over again and it will always leave you breathless as well as wanting more. i have cry every time i read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Mikki feels out of synch with the world around her and the only thing that pleases her is her award winning roses that she cares for by giving them her blood during the new moon. She begins having dreams of a man-monster and a woman gives her rose scented anointing oil. In a play about Medea, she is asked to read some lines about Hecatate. Afterward she then visits the rose garden in the park and uses her blood to heal the sickening roses. Her blood accidentally is smeared on the statue of a minotaur creature and he suddenly comes to life, chasing her until she loses consciousness. --- Mikki awakens in the Realm of the Roses and her handmaidens tell her that she is the High Priestness of Hecate. She awoke the Guardian who was entombed in the statue in the garden in Tulsa. Now he is back to protect the realm while the Priestess is to care for the roses so that the realm will survive and magick and dreams will be sent out to all the worlds. The Guardian is forbidden by Hecate to love the high priestess unless she can love the man inside the outer visage of a monster. Mikki brings new life and changes the realm and in return the denizens love here include the Guardian but can beauty love the beast and if so when tragedy strikes will eternity keep them apart? --- PC Cast who is well known for her blending of mythological tales and romance creates in GODDESS OF THE ROSE a beautiful adult fairy tale when the heroine teaches the Guardian to see himself through her eyes and is willing to sacrifice herself to save the realm. Mikki feels at home in her new world because she is connected to it through her blood and the roses. Readers will be enchanted by GODDESS OF THE ROSE. --- Harriet Klausner
book-lover37 More than 1 year ago
One of my absolute favorites that I can honestly just read over and over again.
JulieAnn1990 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. P.C.Cast was able to take the Beauty and the Beast story, and make it her own. This book is for everyone who loved Beauty and the Beast, and wished that the Beast would have stayed a beast instead of turning into a prince. You fall in love with the "Beast" from the moment you meet him, and continue to love him throughout the book. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
bunnygirl64 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read in Ms Cast's goddess series. I liked the fact that she used the Beauty and the Beast story but tweaked it to add her original view of it. Let me tell you I enjoyed her version soooooo much better. I will be keeping this one in my collection. I highly recommend it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the first in the Goddess series that I have ever read. It is a beautiful story, and I have to say that it is one of my all time favorite books. I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first book in the Goddess series I picked up. I am rather fond of retellings of Beauty and the Beast, but I think this one stands out among them. This story takes the classic plot out of its typical setting and into a new realm, the Realm of the Roses. I was hesistant of the novel at first, but once I got into it I could not put it down. I have suggested it to all my friends as I suggest you pick it up. ^_^
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was so good, one of the best HEA I have read. It still had me wondering up until the end. Way better than the beauty and the beast story. Mikki was a strong woman who loved her roses and knew without a doubt what she believed in, strong in her decisions and love of everyone. She deeply loved her beast, and he was strength and gentlenss personified. The sacrafice was on everyones mind including, me, the one reading the story. The only one who wasnt thinking of it was mikado since she had no idea of her fate. Loved this story. It was so well written. Definitely one you do NOT want to miss reading. Loved that guardian! Buy this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite of all of her Goddess books, the story is the most original, the characters as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this while recuperating from a broken leg. Throughout all my pain I still couldn't put it down. The story draws you in almost like your there with them watching it unfold... I loved it now on too the next one. P.C. Cast keep them coming!!!
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BookReaderAnnie More than 1 year ago
I was slightly disappointed in this book. I've always loved her books but had trouble with this but can't really put my finger on why. It wasn't that it was badly written, and the characters were good too. I think it was the story itself.
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I like P.C. and this is my favirite book she has written. It is worth the money
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