Review: Banished (Daughters of the Gods #1) by Tamara Gill

Book Blurb

Chloe, beautiful and privileged daughter of a powerful god, literally has the world at her feet. Until she falls in love with a Scottish druid. Her enraged father sentences her to an endless cycle of birth and death; each life spent yearning for a man she no longer knows or remembers.

Scottish druid, Cian McKay searches the world for his long lost love, only to have her appear at the local pub in his highland hometown. Cian must win Chloe’s heart again but without the ability to tell her who she is.

Back in the place where she first loved Cian and fell from grace, Chloe’s memory haunts her with images that could not possibly be true. She must find the truth and the only way is a confrontation with the Deity who banished her a thousand years before – her father, Zeus.


Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Chloe, oldest daughter of Zeus, desires a human druid named Cian McKay. He tries to walk away telling her no but Chloe is relentless and gets her way. She falls in love with him which surprises her. She continues their relationship for hundreds of years. Her love and power keep him alive.

Unfortunately her father finds out that she defied his orders. He punishes her to be born every one hundred years as a mortal and she will have to search out Cian every life time. She won’t remember him but will search for something she has to have. Cian was given immortality. He will have to live his life forever only spending a hundred years at a time with Chloe as she ages. That is if they can find each other during that lifetime.

It is now modern day Scotland and Chloe Smith with her fiancĂ© Eddie arrive for a holiday. Chloe walks into a local pub alone for dinner and finds the most handsome man she has ever seen looking at her. She has no idea who he is but her attraction to him is shocking. He, on the other hand, knows exactly who she is. She has found her way back to him and he is determined to win her heart back. He has been waiting for her for a hundred and fifty years. He has to tread lightly since she doesn’t know who she really is and he is bound against telling her.

When the Goddess Artemis shows up and tells Chloe everything, Chloe is shocked. She doesn’t believe any of it. However her memory is returning fast as is the threat that Zeus will soon be making. Chloe refuses to lose the love of her life again.

This was an interesting story. I liked the initial part of the story where a goddess fell in love with a human druid against the wishes of Zeus. The author also presented Zeus as heartless and power hungry. He comes across as the true villain in the story.

Chloe starts out wanting Cian and gets what she wants. However it ends up being more than she expected. So it is a twist on the gods and goddess story. The reader gets to see Chloe with human feelings instead of a spoiled goddess.

She also refuses to let Zeus ruin her life any farther. She changes from a bit of a pushover in the beginning with Eddie to a tough woman who fights for what she wants. It was a good short story. I give it a 4 out of 5.

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