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The Mage: A Novel of the Sons of Destiny

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

This is an excellent ending to a great saga

Morganen, the last single brother of four sets of twins born two years apart, has observed each of his siblings reach their part of the fulfilling the Curse of Eight Prophecy; at times with his help. In terms of the big Destiny, everything has gone the way it is suppos...
Morganen, the last single brother of four sets of twins born two years apart, has observed each of his siblings reach their part of the fulfilling the Curse of Eight Prophecy; at times with his help. In terms of the big Destiny, everything has gone the way it is supposed to, but the biggest quest is left; his and he knows not one of his siblings or their respective soul mates can help him achieve his destiny and complete the prophecy.

His beloved Hope comes through the portal from the dimension ruled by Queen Kelly. However, what Morg expected about his soulmate proves false. Instead Hope is the Duchess Haupanea of Nightfall, who vanished without a trace two centuries ago. As their enemies try to thwart the siblings from achieving their goal of Nightfall declared a kingdom, Morg knows his beloved is the one weapon the enemy can use to declare their efforts null and void; as she is the Duchess of Nightfall.

This is an excellent ending to a great saga as the key overarching thread that ran through the seven siblings' books reaches a crescendo climax. Jean Johnson proves she is the Mage as romantic fantasy fans will salute one of the best sagas in years and if anyone is as fickle as this reviewer is will ask what next?

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on March 11, 2009

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1 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Poor

I bought the first book in this series....and took it back. The premise had a lot of promise but, for me, it was unreadable. The characters were poorly drawn, the dialog stilted. After about four pages, I knew I couldn't read the book.

Because I read a lot of bo...
I bought the first book in this series....and took it back. The premise had a lot of promise but, for me, it was unreadable. The characters were poorly drawn, the dialog stilted. After about four pages, I knew I couldn't read the book.

Because I read a lot of books, I didn't remember the author or the series when the second to the last book came out. They have great covers and this is the type of book I like, so I bought it. After a couple of pages, I recognized the series but I thought I'd give it another chance. A few more pages, and I was done. I hated it. I have now got Jean Johnson's name firmly in my memory as an author who's work I don't care for. I will not be buying one of her books again.

posted by lunapara on March 21, 2009

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  • Posted June 13, 2009

    The end of a series

    I have read the whole series and though I enjoyd it initially, I was sort of relived when it was finally over. Having to wade through 8 books to find resolution was a little tedious for me as there was a lot of repetition throughout. That being said, I would certainly read any forthcoming books authored by Ms. Johnson.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2009

    A little disappointing, but still a good read.

    I long awaited this final book in the Sons of Destiny series, and was somewhat disappointed in it. Hope was not what I was expecting, and was a fairly dull character to me. The story was almost anti-climatic. Compared to the other seven books in the series, this one is my least favorite.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2009

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    Happy & Sad at the same time!

    I really enjoyed this series and I'm so sad to see it end. The Mage was good, but too short. I really enjoyed the twist in the story involving Hope; other than the obvious (that she was going to end up with the last brother). However, I wish the author had gone into more detail about what was happening between the couple and during the extraction of the fountain. Oh well, still a great, quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2009

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    Good end to an Engaging Series

    I enjoyed the series and The Mage was a good ending story. The characters are engaging and there is just enough adventure to keep the story rolling.

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