Author: Jean Johnson
Publisher: Berkley Trade (December 2, 2008)
Paperback: 384 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 that it's his turn to look for a bride, the seventh born brother burns with curiosity and anticipation...
Koranen of Nightfall is tired of the Curse - in his case, a destructive flame that courses beneath his flesh. His brothers have wives and lovers, but all Koranen has are blistering reminders of a touch that burns ... unless he can find a woman able to endure the literal heat of his passion. Then the Aquamancers arrive, at last affording Koranen the chance to find his Destined bride.
Ostracized for being too good at her job, Danau si resigned to her punishment: never knowing love. But fire and water always create steam, and things do get steamy as Danau and Koranen gradually realize they were ment for each other - even as Nightfall's future becomes flooded with more trouble than either of them could have imagined.
This book set up for the last book of the series, while holding it's on in that respect. It seems to me that Koranen was an extremely well thought out character along with Danau and her Aquamancers.
The thing to remember, and that was really drove home in this book, is that the brothers are fairly young. Koranen is only 24 or something like that, so he had just been coming into puberty when the brothers were exiled. So he's got all of these questions about girls and courting, and of course he is nervous. It really shows in this book.
For me, reading this book was bitter sweet. On one hand I got to read about another one of my favorite brothers, but on the other I'm that much closer to the end of the series. I really love this series, and the characters in it. I'm anxiously awaiting the chance to read the last book.
Rating: 5 out of 5