Finding Destiny: From the World of the Sons of Destiny

Finding Destiny: From the World of the Sons of Destiny

by Jean Johnson

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Overview

Four brand-new novellas, from the national bestselling author of the Sons of Destiny series.

The slave...Chanson, a privileged Arbran dyara, discovers an unexpected connection with the excitingly different Eduor, a bracingly sexy war-slave who desires his freedom.

The knight...The Arbran diplomat Sir Zeilas must turn the Guildaran people from former enemies into allies. But in the case of their intriguingly beautiful leader, perhaps something more intimate is in order.

The mage...Gabria never expected to become a Guildaran envoy to Aurul. But the most stunning surprise was what waited for her in His Majesty's winter palace-and why.

The pirate...Captain Ellett would do anything for his king-even hunt down the pirates plaguing the Jenodan Isles. But he never counted on the seductive powers of the pirate's captain-beautiful, tempestuous, and impossible to resist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425238622
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/04/2011
Series: Sons of Destiny Series , #9
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 799,807
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The best part about being a writer is the joy of entertaining others. Whether it’s sad or scary, silly or sexy, I love knowing that one of my stories has given someone a good time. I hope this is one of those stories for you, too. Currently I live in the Pacific Northwest. Feel free to drop by my website for a chat.

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Finding Destiny: From the World of the Sons of Destiny 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun. Four linked novellas in the Sons of Destiny world, just after that series. They're linked by secondary characters - that is, a secondary character in the first novella is the hero of the second, a secondary on the second is the heroine of the third...and so on. And the hero of the first novella was a secondary character in a couple of the Sons of Destiny books - Wolf and Master. He's the younger son of the Mandarian lord who led the expedition against Nightfall - we find him as he manages to gain his freedom from the slavery he ended up in the last time we saw him. I like that novella best - Eduor is a nice guy, and Chanson is smart, capable, and as nice as he is. The ending is just a trifle convenient, but it works. Medium erotic - explicit and somewhat detailed, but not as much as most Jean Johnson stories. Though probably as much in proportion to the length of the story. The next one is...good, but not quite as good as the first. Mostly, I think because things feel rather rushed - it takes place over the course of weeks, not months, and it's just a little unrealistic. The third novella is the worst - the rush is ridiculous. She literally arrives in time for her (unexpected) wedding. That's quite a sacrifice for peace for her country. It ends happily, of course, but she didn't know that when she agreed - it feels a bit weak and weak-minded to me. The fourth one is better - as good as the second. Two strong people join on their own terms. It's still way too rushed, but while they become lovers literally the first night after they meet, it takes longer for them to arrange things so they can be more. There's a decent amount of time for them to get to know one another - to talk while separate so that they get to know each other's minds as well as bodies. Overall, pretty good. Quite explicit, which is good if you like that - it's well-done and not obtrusive. And nice to see more of that world, and how the various lands are dealing with the aftermath of the Convocation.
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chrism76 More than 1 year ago
This book reminds me of a collection of short stories because it has different sections and starts from chapter one in every section. it is a new story in itself. The first starts with Sundaran and the Knight and the Sundaran finds his happiness, but the Knight continues on into the next section with his own story. It is an interesting read and thought it was very good. Ruul/Devin are creepy. I get that Devin is a Seer for Ruul, but a woman would like to have time with her husband alone. Despite what Devin says about being amazing in the bedroom when they are one,I do not agree with both being in bed. When Gabria became married, she told Ruul that she just wanted Devin in the room. She should have stuck with it or at least give them her permission to have Devin or both in the bedroom. It seems scary when one is wakened by a body that looks like her husband, but it is not him in spirit. Devin has enough on his plate when Ruul intervenes with prophecies out of nowhere. Devin and Gabria cannot be a normal couple or take a break from ruling and kick back a beer. Ruul hears/sees all, but the person inhabited by him needs some kind of freedom, not just a few hours during the morning/night/occupied elsewhere. To me, Devin is like a father who works all the time and never is around for his wife/children. Do not talk or spend time together. I hope it will change because Ruul seems to respect love/romance and picks the wives of his Seers. He seems to have rules himself and maybe with Gabria some will change. He is like a friend. As for the sons being inhabited by him, what about the daughters? Maybe a daughter will be a vessel some time around. Things happen...
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harstan More than 1 year ago
"Sundara". When his abusive owner dies, dyara Chanson frees Eduour the Mandarite slave as the village lacks males since most have been deployed in battle.-------------- "Guildara". Arbran Knight Diplomat Sir Zeilas meets his former enemies the Guildarans led by Marta Grenspun. ------------------- "Aurul". Guildaran Gabria Springreaver is the new envoy to Aurul where a strange prophecy abounds. --------------- "Jenodan Isles". Aurulean Royal Captain Ellet and Mita the pirate meet when he stalks her under royal command in the Jenodan Isles. -------- These super interrelated fantasies enhance the Sons of Destiny mythos.----------- Harriet Klausner