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The Flame: A Novel of the Sons of Destiny
     

The Flame: A Novel of the Sons of Destiny

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by Jean Johnson
 

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Seventh in the hot series from the national bestselling author that Jayne Anne Krentz hails as 'fabulously fresh.'

Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day-they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. Though no longer trapped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. Now that it's his turn to look for a bride, Koranen,

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The Flame: A Novel of the Sons of Destiny 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
jjmachshev More than 1 year ago
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!
ColleenMP More than 1 year ago
Imagine not being able to touch a woman for fear of scorching her? That's Koranen's problem with being a firemage. He fears he will never be able to have a wife until the Aquamancers arrive. Danau has been ostracized, she can freeze another as part her gift as an aquamancer. The trials of these two as they meet, learn to trust and then to love is what makes this, the 7th book of the Sons of Destiny series, as interesting, funny and addictive as the previous 6 books. Love can conquer all!
lizrn91 More than 1 year ago
The Flame is a very good continuation of the Sons of Destiny Series. I felt sorry for poor Koranen because of his inability to even touch a female in any way. I have followed this series since The Sword and have not missed a book yet! This was not my favorite in the series but it was still a good read. I can hardly wait for The Mage to see how Morganen makes out. He seems to be the sweetest and most considerate of the brothers. I do love how the brothers respect and treat their women.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The seventh brother Koranen is perhaps the loneliest of the siblings as his skill pyromancy means no passionate touching; he literally burns women. He knows what the prophecy says for him and bolstering his hopes that his bride is an aquamancer as predicted is the recent success of his six brothers in finding their mates. Kor believes she is finally coming to him when four aquamancers from the underwater city of Menomon come to Nightfall to examine the desalinator.

Danau is Kor¿s polar opposite as her touch leads to frostbite. Although a pariah in terms of personal relationship, she is in charge of the Menomon delegation. Her icy persona hides her lonely heart, but also angers Kor who wants nothing to do with the frozen beauty. However, destiny could not care less what either thinks even as evil has creeped onto the island.

Events are reaching a climax as Johnson delivers the penultimate chapter in her magical Sons of Destiny series. Watching these characters and this new monarchy develop has been pure fun, with practical kingdom-building considerations mixing cleverly with high-risk danger. Johnson's impressive talent is on full display.

Though somewhat a set up for the grand finale tale in this terrific romantic fantasy saga, this seventh Sons of Destiny tale is kept fresh and exciting by the uniqueness of the lead couple as he is fire and she is ice. Separately they are loners as no one can touch them without being burned; together they make a perfect match. However, in spite of being destiny's darlings they must overcome their learned response that touching including passion literally burns. Jean Johnson provides a character driven enjoyable book seven.

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I have enjoyed this series enormously. I wish there were more than 8 books in the series.
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Absolutely loved the whole series!!!!
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_Serendipity_ More than 1 year ago
Love the entire series. Great imagery and imagination from Jean Johnson. A must read for lovers of paranormal romance.
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