Author: Jean Johnson
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (April 1, 2008)
From the back of the book:
Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day - they fulfill the curse of Eight Prophecy. To avoid tempting Destiny, the brothers are exiled to Nightfall Isle, where women are forbidden. When a childhood friend seeks refuge among the brothers, it triggers a confrontation with their mysterious enemy.
Alys arrives desprate and afraid, but welcomed by Wolfer, the second-born brother. They have each harbored deep feelings for the other, but Alys harbors a secret as well. It is her very own uncle who torments the exiled brothers, plaguing them with creatures, and who seeks to kill them to secure their ancestral inheritance for himself.
But confessing her uncle's plan to the brothers will put them at even greater risk, for their resistance against the evil mage has stirred his wrath. This time Alys fears her uncle is determined to exterminate the brothers once and for al l- destroying the star-crosed lovers as well...
The second book in the Sons of Destiny series, did not disappoint. It was a super quick read and neatly tied up some of the questions from the first book, along with raising new ones that will be answered in the following books.
Alys having been forced a life of servitude to her uncle and now being forced into an arranged marriage runs away. She runs to the Isle, not only for her freedom but to her long time crush, Wolfer. After having to use her powers to escape her uncles wrath, she instead faces Wolfers. His feelings for her are the same, but he's unsure of if she should be on the Isle or not. Plus, he can tell she's hiding something, but is unsure what.
Kelly, Saber's wife, imediately takes to Alys, and offers her a protective wing. However, Wolfer isn't happy with that either, but it forces him instead to offer Alys the same protection. A little while later he realizes, that Alys feels for him the same way he feels for her. There is a lot of sexual energy between the two of them, and pretty soon Wolfer realizes that she is his intended.
Alys however, is still keeping her secret. Sure that if she were to ever tell the brothers would reject her, even worse that Wolfer would reject her. When her uncle unexpectadly shows up on the Isle, Alys knows that it's now or never. After her uncle is shown off the isle she spills her guts. Wolfer's reaction was predictable, but some advice from a very unlikely brother has Alys going after him to plead her case.
Wolfer listens, and the more he hears the more he wants to rip her uncles throat out. He forgives Alys for not being up front, and instead is more focused on getting even with her uncle. However, her uncle has a diffrent plan. He breaches the Isle's defenses and is there ready to take the place by storm. All of the brothers show up for the fight, and of course come out the winners. Not before one of them is seriously wounded though.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5