The Sword

The Sword

Book - 2007
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Penguin Putnam
The first novel of the Sons of Destiny...a romantic tale of magic, superstition, and a love that transcends dimensions.

Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day-they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. To avoid tempting their destiny, the brothers are exiled to Nightfall Island, a land where women are strictly forbidden. But, when the youngest of the mage-brothers rescues a woman from another universe, their world is altered forever.

Kelly Doyle had wanted to get away from the world. Threatened, attacked, and accused of witchcraft, Kelly had enough of her narrow-minded small town. And now she has somehow landed in another, magical dimension-the only woman in a realm inhabited by eight men who are desperately in need of a woman's touch.

Baker & Taylor
Rescued into another universe by the youngest of eight mage-brothers, world-weary Kelly Doyle finds herself exiled on an island where women are forbidden and surrounded by four sets of twin brothers who are struggling to avoid a curse. A first novel. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Sensation, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425214404
0425214400
Characteristics: 379 p. ; 21 cm

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nancy707 Sep 01, 2013

Sons of Destiny Book 1

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jaauer
Aug 05, 2012

I'll take the counter point to Jaida. One of the reasons I lve this, and the rest of the series, is that the characters are real, flawed and enjoyable because of that.
As the introductory book to a planned 8 book series this book had to not only tell its own story but begin to set-up a complex Universe in which the other stories will be told.
Watching how Jean weaves together plots that will span the entire series is a joy to watch.
The sons of Destiny series like Stephanie Laurens original Cynster books (and I mean the first 5 after which they turned more into pron than good reading) lets us witness events that are occuring simulataneously in a beautifully woven tapersty of words. Not many authors can pull off writing so that parts of this story do resonate across the series, well.
Ig wou want some good bedtime reading I suggest all of Jean's romance works just remember that she is also now writing science fiction and she does that with the same flair she shows in Sons Of Destiny.

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Jaida13
Jul 04, 2012

I couldn't finish this book. I was bored to distraction within the first 100 pages and got to about the halfway mark when I gave it up as a lost cause. The book is an interesting premise of a woman being saved from certain death but stranded in a magical realm with a man she is destined for. However, Kelly was never made likable. She was yelling the whole time to get her own way and then passed it off as just the redhead temper. But when she was calm all the dialogue was forced. And Saber, her love interest, is nothing more than a grumpy hunk. He's given no characterization other than that. Also, about all that I read in the book was cleaning. Sure, a paragraph about how Kelly made the brothers clean their castle with magic is interesting. But chapters??? The only action to spice it up was boring and the book was boring and the characters were boring. And I'm usually a very easy-going person when it comes to romantic so called "trashy" books because I like them. But this book is literal trash.

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