The Grove

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THE NEW GUARDIANS OF DESTINY NOVEL

Calm the magics caught in thrall:
Put your faith in strangers’ pleas,
Watcher, Witch, and treasure trove;
Ride the wave to calm the trees,
Servant saves the sacred grove.

At the behest of their leader, the Witches of Darkhana are mobilized. Their mission: gather the most ...

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Overview

THE NEW GUARDIANS OF DESTINY NOVEL

Calm the magics caught in thrall:
Put your faith in strangers’ pleas,
Watcher, Witch, and treasure trove;
Ride the wave to calm the trees,
Servant saves the sacred grove.

At the behest of their leader, the Witches of Darkhana are mobilized. Their mission: gather the most honest, true servants of each deity so that they may respectfully represent their land at the reopening of the Convocation of Gods and Man. For Witch-Priest Aradin Teral, his part in the quest has taken him across the length and breadth of Katan, searching for the best possible representative of an empire bent on preventing that very task.

Ever since the destruction of the last Convocation, the magics of the Grove have been warped, endangering pilgrims and residents alike and requiring the guardianship of the strongest mage the priesthood can spare. Priestess Saleria is now the Keeper of the Grove, and Guardian of the Divine Garden. The arrival of a black-robed stranger bearing the faces of two men brings the promise of change, even peace, to the isolated valley. But it also ushers in an irresistible passion and a threat to Saleria’s control of the wildest magics in the woods…

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What People Are Saying

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Praise for Jean Johnson and the Sons of Destiny Novels

“Jean Johnson’s writing is fabulously fresh, thoroughly romantic, and wildly entertaining. Terrific—fast, sexy, charming, and utterly engaging. I loved it!”—Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author

“Cursed brothers, fated mates, prophecies, yum! A fresh new voice in fantasy romance, Jean Johnson spins an intriguing tale of destiny and magic.”—Robin D. Owens, RITA Award–winning author

“I have to say it is a must-read for those who enjoy fantasy and romance…Jean Johnson can’t write them fast enough for me!”—The Best Reviews

“A paranormal adventure series that will appeal to fantasy and historical fans, plus time-travel lovers as well…It’s like Alice in Wonderland meets the Knights of the Round Table and you’re never quite sure what’s going to happen next. Delightful entertainment.” —Romance Junkies

“An intriguing new fantasy romance series…A welcome addition to the genre. Cunning…Creative…Lovers of magic and fantasy will enjoy this fun, fresh, and very romantic offering.”—Time Travel Romance Writers

“A must-read.”—Romance Reviews Today

“An intriguing world…An enjoyable showcase for an inventive new author. Jean Johnson brings a welcome voice to the romance genre.”—The Romance Reader

“An intriguing and entertaining tale of another dimension…Quite entertaining.”—Fresh Fiction

From the Publisher

Praise for Jean Johnson and the Sons of Destiny Novels

“Jean Johnson’s writing is fabulously fresh, thoroughly romantic, and wildly entertaining. Terrific—fast, sexy, charming, and utterly engaging. I loved it!”—Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author

“Cursed brothers, fated mates, prophecies, yum! A fresh new voice in fantasy romance, Jean Johnson spins an intriguing tale of destiny and magic.”—Robin D. Owens, RITA Award–winning author

“I have to say it is a must-read for those who enjoy fantasy and romance…Jean Johnson can’t write them fast enough for me!”—The Best Reviews

“A paranormal adventure series that will appeal to fantasy and historical fans, plus time-travel lovers as well…It’s like Alice in Wonderland meets the Knights of the Round Table and you’re never quite sure what’s going to happen next. Delightful entertainment.” —Romance Junkies

“An intriguing new fantasy romance series…A welcome addition to the genre. Cunning…Creative…Lovers of magic and fantasy will enjoy this fun, fresh, and very romantic offering.”—Time Travel Romance Writers

“A must-read.”—Romance Reviews Today

“An intriguing world…An enjoyable showcase for an inventive new author. Jean Johnson brings a welcome voice to the romance genre.”—The Romance Reader

“An intriguing and entertaining tale of another dimension…Quite entertaining.”—Fresh Fiction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425262245
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/3/2013
  • Series: Guardians of Destiny Series , #2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 214,205
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

National bestselling author Jean Johnson lives in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of the Sons of Destiny series: The Mage, The Flame, The Storm, The Cat, The Song, The Master, The Wolf, and The Sword. She is also the author of the The Shifter and Shifting Plains which are set in the Sons of Destiny world.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

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    Background to Sons of Destiny series

    Way to extend the successful Sons of Destiny series that is attention grabbing.

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

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    Good Book

    This is a series of books...this one was good...not great;but if you want to keep up with the series it is a must buy.

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

    Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION¿s Vivacious Valkyrie ¿ Marta:

    Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Vivacious Valkyrie – Marta:

    *eARC received from the Publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

    This is my first book by this author and follows on  from her previous offering in this series The Tower (Guardans of Destiny). This is a
    fantasy with a sprinkling of romance and is set to delight fans of her previous Sons of Destiny series.

    In a land full of magic we meet the Witch Priest Aradin Teral, he has been sent on a quest to locate a suitable representative of the
    Kingdom known as  Katan to meet with the Gods and Goddesses at the upcoming  Convocation of Gods and Man. The Gods that have
    helped to protect mankind have been missing since the world splintered and now it's vital that humanity entreat them to save the world
    from the things that live in their Hellworld. Prophecies are starting to come true and the Seers in the world are beginning  to see
    changes that could herald vast destruction.

    Aradins  journey takes him to Saleria the woman who as a priestess is Guardian of The Grove, a famed, magical garden where a God
    and Goddess once united. Left far too long the magic the land is imbued with has begun to run wild  and strange and dangerous
    hybrids  run amok threatening nearby homes and lives. Saleria struggles on a daily basis to contain the deadly creatures and drain the
    fearsome magic. Charged with the prayers and petitions for her Gods her life is full of toil and sorely lacking in peace.

    Her world begins to change the day she meets Aradin Teral for he is a priest unlike any who have ever crossed her path. The young
    man Aradin carries the soul and consciousness of Teral and together they form a formidable Witch Priest. Not truly convinced that her
    path lies away from the Grove Saleria nevertheless allows Aradin access to the Grove in order to learn its secrets. As she slowly begins
    to trust the unusual pairing her feelings for Aradin grow but leaving the Grove could be deadly. Surrounded by dark magic and at the
    mercy of those with political ambitions Aradin and Saleria must find a way to control the threat before it's too late.

    Wow such an unusual world. A society that follows their Gods and the teachings of their priests. Although a simple outlook in many
    ways the author manages to imbue her work with a strong sense of humanity and it's petty feelings of jealousy and greed. I loved that
    Saleria although truly dedicated to her calling still managed to find it possible to fall in love, it would have felt dry and boring without the
    two(should that be three?) main characters as their personalities lifted this tale .Absolutely adored  the conversations between Aradin
    and Teral as at times they were hilarious but for me Saleria's love of life shone through.  

    A complicated story that is sure to delight Ms Johnson's fans and a good read for all those who enjoy fantasy and a romance for those
    like me who are just old fashioned romantics at heart.

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