Author: Jean Johnson
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade (February 5, 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 their destiny, the brothers are exiled to Nightfall Isle, where women are forbidden. This presents a challenge for the brother whose magic has been destroyed ...
Evanor, fourthborn of the Sons of Destiny, lost his voice- and with it, his powers- in the violent battle that freed his family from their greatest enemy. Thankfully, with the safe return of his twin, Evanor now knows precisely who can bring his songs back to life.
She is the enchanting widow Mariel, a Healer brought to Nightfall to help the brothers in their hour of need. For Mariel and her young son, that means leaving their beloved homeland for the unfamiliar island of Nightfall and it's still-forbidden shores ... and with it, risking the passion she stirs in her intriguing patient's heart.
But a new danger looms when the Council of Katan learns there might be women on the Isle...
Reading this book, I truly realized how interlocked these books are. It is wonderful, I enjoy being able to point out where and who will be in the following books, because they play a large part in a previous book.
When Dominor was in Natallia with Serina, the brothers were able to talk via a two way mirror. It was through this two way mirror that Evanor saw Mariel, and knew upon first glance that she was for him. Out of all the books so far, Evanor had the easiest time woo-ing Mariel. They both seemed to realize that they were ment for each other right from the start.
The only person that had a bit of a rough time with this instant coupleing was Mariel's son Milkor. But he too eventually came around.
It actually was Milkor who first encountered the Council of Katan, and he was able to stall them long enough for himself to be rescued, without giving away any of the Isle's secrets. However, when the Council showed up it forced the Isle to ring the bell and declare themseleves independant from Katan. Which is now going to be bringing a whole new set of problems around. I cannot wait to find out what happens next.
This book flowed so well, it was a seemless addition into this series. I am currently devouring the next book in this series.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5