Author: Jean Johnson
Publisher: Berkley Trade (September 2, 2008)
Paperback: 352 pages
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. Though no longer trapped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. Now the sixth born son must find a way to trust his destined bride...
First, his most heavily guarded refuge is breached. And now, the worst of all crimes against Rydan of Nightfall: Rora a pesky, privacy-invading foreigner, likes him and won't leave him alone! Rydan knows he's as appealing as a rosebush stripped of its blooms, so why does she persist? Any normal maiden should be seeking less thorny company than his.
But Rora isn't normal. She alone sees the secret of what torments Rydan. And only she can persuade him to put it right before it destroys him. But Rora has her own secret as well - one of such vast power that other mages would kill in order to possess it. It once drove Rora and her sister into exile, and, in the wrong hands, its power could annihilate their world. In the right hands, it could change her and Rydan's fate forever.
This book I LOVED. I was wavering on buying this series, but this book cinched the deal for me. After how flat The Cat fell for me, this book just picked right up. My two favorite brothers have been Rydan and Korenan. So being able to read about Rydan was an absoloute joy. I actually really liked Rora as well.
This book flowed nicely, and being able to watch the two of them fall in love was awesome. Rora was able to pull Rydan out of his awful funk, and he was able to give her a sense of reassurance that she wasn't a freak or an oddity. They worked beautifully together.
The Cat & The Storm were two books that were supposed to connect together, and they did. Because where The Cat fell short, The Storm didn't.
Rating: 5 out of 5