Sunday, October 5, 2008

The Master by Jean Johnson


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 the Isle of Nightfall, where women are forbidden. But when the abducted third-born brother is taken by a powerful and beautiful mage, he wonders if she is his own Prophesied Disaster, his foretold wife-to-be

Kidnapped from the Isle of Nightfall, taken captive by slavers, Dominor is sold to a lovely mage, who promises freedom. But Lady Serina has plans for him; she needs another powerful mage to re-enact a mating ritual, to help reverse a Tantric spell cast centuries ago. Agreeing to help her, Dominor doesn’t suspect the secret she holds back from him: there is more to this magical mating than the Arithmancer has revealed.

Once the ritual is complete, he will be returned to Nightfall. But when that secret finally shatters, baring the truth behind the misunderstandings now separating them, Dominor is determined to retake possession of the woman who is his Destiny.
This was a very good book. I am quite happy that I have started the Son's of Destiny series by Jean Johnson. This book dealt mostly with Dominor, not his brothers. The book also revealed a few interesting facts about Ryaden and they make me want to read his story, The Storm, even more! You also read about Serina's friend Mariel, who we will read more about in the next book, The Song.

The Wolf by Jean Johnson

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.


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.

 
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