Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Review: The Mage by Jean Johnson

       The Mage is the last enstallment in Jean Johnson's Sons of Destiny series.  (For those of you who haven't yet read anything by Jean, that means it is the 8th [and last] book in this series.)
       The Sons of Destiny is about 8 brothers, mages (think wizards in another universe).  The brothers were exiled to live on an island all alone.  Seven books later and 7 out of the 8 brothers is happily married.  The island is now filled with people, and the family is making the island an independent kingdom.
      In The Mage, Morganen, our last single brother, meets his pre-destined bride.  He already knows who she is, and she, Hope, is ready to finally see Morg.
     Hope previously lived in the same universe Kelly used to live in.  (Kelly is the eldest brother's wife)   So, when she finally comes across to Nightfall Island and sees Morganen in the flesh, she is estatic.  They court (date), fall even further for each other, and then complications pop up.  (Don't they always?)
**You do not have to read the books on order to understand the story, but I would recommend it because of spoliers**

In reading order The Sons of Destiny:
The Sword
The Wolf
The Master
The Song
The Cat
The Storm
The Flame
The Mage

For more on Jean Johnson and the Sons of Destiny:
Also, a spinoff of the Sons of Destiny, The Shifting Plains, is out as well in trade paperback formatting.  (That's the larger $15 paperback)

*** Page Turner
Heat Rating= Sexy

Until Next Time,
Happy Reading!