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The Sword (Sons of Destiny) Paperback – March 2, 2010
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The problem was trying not to get confused as she introduced 8 men, pointing out each of their names, each of their specific magical gifts, each of their personalities, each of their physical descriptions, and which brother is a twin to which other. Another important detail to note is that each brother has a prophesied destiny. Some have positive destinies, others are said to be cursed. About half way through the book, I was able to keep most of the details straight.
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1. Saber "The Sword": Oldest of the 8 brothers. A master magician ("Mage") in the field of swords. His prophesied curse: If he ever finds true love, disaster will fall upon his land. Heir to a Count title that would have made him ruler of his native land of Katan, if the brothers had not been exiled by citizens who were afraid of the curse.
2. Wolfer "The Wolf": Second oldest. A Mage in the field of hunting, he can turn himself into a wolf. Largest and most muscular of the brothers. His personality is that of a gentle giant. He wears a braided lock of hair around his wrist; a gift from the woman he loved in Katan before the exile.
3. Dominor "The Master": Third oldest. A Mage with multiple gifts, he is said to be the one who will control his own destiny.Read more ›
THE SWORD is a splendid combination of romance and fantasy! The first part of the book is a bit too heavy on setting up the story and did drag a bit. However, once Kelly's character began to emerge as the very strong woman she is, the story took off. Kelly is forced to live in a world dominated by Alpha males but she doesn't cower despite her smaller size. Instead, she uses her wits and focuses on her strengths to make her own way in a world in which she is both the only female and the only non-magical person. THE SWORD has some of the best scenes of a male getting his comeuppance I have ever read!
Jean Johnson has crafted a number of very interesting creatures in this fascinating alternate reality. The mekhadadaks were wonderful although I did find myself comparing them to the replicators from the television show, SG-1, despite the obvious differences. However, it was the watersnakes that really creeped me out as Jean Johnson put such an interesting spin to these icky creatures.
THE SWORD is a superb addition to the ranks of the fantasy romances!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was this book a little cheesy? Yes. But did I enjoy it? Very much so. Great world building actually. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
The story was completely cheesy, sexist and the heroine in the story was a complete B. She comes to the castle and one of the main stories is all about how guys are dirty, messy... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Miss Fit
This book is wonderful to read. I will definitely be reading the other Seven Books in this series.Published 8 months ago by southernlass
While I want to strongly caution that this is a romance for adults, Ms. Johnson takes the reader on a beautiful ride to a world of magic, gods, prophesies and forever love. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Stephanie Weippert