Author: Jean Johnson
Publisher: Berkley Trade (June 3, 2008)
Paperback: 368 pages
From the back of the book:
Eight brothers, born in for sets of twins, two years apart to the day - they fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy. Though no longer traped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. For the fifthborn son, it is getting his Destined bride to trust him...
Amara of the Shifterai has good reason to be wary of mages, because mages were responsible for chasing her and her sister out of their homeland. Being on the run for so long hasn't put her in a trusting mood, yet there is something about Trevan of Nightfall - mage or not - that Amara finds difficult to resist. But can he be trusted with her most fiercley guarded secret?
Courting such a pretty yet prickly outlander won't be easy, but Trevan is determined to try. She may be fierce, proud and from a diffrent culture, but he is the Cat, and none but the most fascinating and challenging of women could satisfy him. Of course, it would help if she stood still long enough for him to court her properly ...
This book was the least conflictual of all of the Sons of Destiny books so far. Yes, the main couple had some conflicts with one another, but there were no disasters, no pending dooms. Just Trevan attempting to court Amara. That is not to say that there isn't a tiny conflict. The Council of Katan does come to the Isle claiming that the residents of Nightfall were guility of Tax Evasion.
It was when the Council does come visit Nightfall, when Amara really proved that she was starting to realize that she does care about the inhabitants on Nightfall.
All in all this book was my least favorite book, mainly because I really didn't like Amara, and Trevan just seemed to be a bit flat for me. He had his own thoughts and ideas, but seemed to be half completed. This book just wasn't as good as the first four that I read. I hope that the last few books in this series stay true to the amazingness, and don't fall to the wayside which is what I feel happens in series this large.
Rating: 4 out of 5