Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day-they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. To avoid tempting their destiny, the brothers are exiled to Nightfall Island, where women are forbidden.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
When a childhood friend seeks refuge among the brothers, it triggers a confrontation with their mysterious enemy.Alys arrives desperate and afraid, but welcomed by Wolfer, the second-born brother who harbors deep feelings for Alys. But she harbors a secret: her own uncle is tormenting the exiled brothers, and seeks to kill them to secure their ancestral inheritance for himself.
Confessing her uncle's plan to the brothers puts them at even greater risk, for their resistance against the evil mage has stirred his wrath. Alys fears her uncle is determined this time to exterminate the brothers once and for all-destroying the star-crossed lovers as well.
I liked this book even better than the first book in the series, The Sword! This book didn't have as much background information and focused more on the story. You didn't hear from the other brothers as much in this book, but that is ok because the first book explained them well. The only thing that I have a problem with was the fact that all the "disasters" in these books are taken care of so quickly! They don't seem very real to me this way. I suggest you read this series because it's starting to become a very interesting storyline.