What is it I like so much about Jean Johnson’s ‘Sons of Destiny’ series? OH yeah. Well first, they’re like grown up fairy tales. And second, there’s no real angst. And last, but certainly not least, they’re pretty darn hot! The backstory is: Eight brothers, four sets of twins, who were banished from their kingdom to an island because of a famous curse. The curse involved the brothers, each of whom has a different ‘magic’, finding their true loves and destroying the kingdom. So they were banished and women were forbidden from the island. The youngest, and most powerful of the mages, is the ‘matchmaker’ and he brought over a woman from Earth for his eldest brother which began the fulfillment of the ‘curse’. Each book is about a different one of the brothers and each is a great combination of romance, fantasy, and light suspense.
Kor is ‘The Flame’ brother. His power is his affinity with fire. He’s also the only virgin since his flame has burned the whole two women he’s tried to have sex with! He’s very excited when some female water mages are scheduled to come to the island as he’s sure his verse in the curse means his destined mate will be an aquamancer. Water and flame.
Danau is sure she’s cursed. She is valued for her water mage skills, but reviled as a woman because her power manifests itself in ice whenever she’s excited. After giving her first and only lover frostbite on his ‘member’, no man is willing to touch her. So she has determined to make her work her life, sure she will never find a man that she won’t hurt.
Another excellent story. Johnson’s books are NOT erotica, but they ARE pretty hot romances. And the scenes in this book of the ‘virgin’ and the things he has done and is willing to do to find his true mate are both touching and hilarious. If you loved fairy tales as a child and always wanted a more adult version, you should really pick up Johnson’s series. The last book of the series, “The Mage” is scheduled for release in April 2009. I can hardly wait!