Monday, February 25, 2008

The Song

The Song by Jean Johnson
Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day-they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy, and are thus exiled to Nightfall Isle, in Jean Johnson's "thoroughly romantic and wildly entertaining"* series.

Evanor lost his powers-and his voice-in a terrible battle that defeated his family's greatest enemy and gave his sister-in-law her freedom. The advanced magical healing that would restore his voice and powers is beyond their means-but not beyond the ability of the lovely healer Mariel. Mariel can restore what was torn from Evanor-and possibly repair her own broken heart in the process.

Book 4 of the Sons of Destiny series. You really need some background to understand this series so I highly recommend started with book 1. Jean has built a wonderful world here and I for one cannot wait for the next book. I always thought that Evanor who's power is as a song mage would be one of the hardest brother stories for me to get into. I was partially right.

In this book, Evanor's romance is only 50% of the book which is good because its fairly clear cut. Instead the rest of the book deals with, the back plot of the prophecies and Katan and political intrigue that was developed in the previous books are finally coming to bear. It made reading this book a treat and why you really need to have read the previous books.

Now we see he island coming its not nation. We even get a glimpse of how powerful the youngest brother really is and I can't wait for him and hope to finally come about. Book 5 can't come soon enough.

Overall Score: 4/5

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