Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Flame By Jean Johnson

The Flame (Sons of Destiny #7)

Genre: Paranormal Romance


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, Koranen, the seventh-born brother, cursed with a flame that courses beneath his flesh, must find a woman able to endure the literal heat of his passion. Then Danau the Aquamancer arrives, and as everyone knows, fire and water create steam.


Koranen suffers alone due to his ability to harness flame as a Pyromancer which he cannot control at times, he distances himself from others just as they do him. When Aquamancers come to Nightfall to help with the water issues the community faces Koranen is excited, it is prophesied that his only hope at love and at finding a bride is destined to be with an Aquamancer, water to quench his fire.;

They’re coming today they’re coming today they’re coming today they’re coming today...
Koranen couldn’t get that refrain out of his head. From the moment he woke up, all through his morning chores, breakfast, sword practice, and even spending the rest of the morning kilning yet more of the blue faience roof tiles they were using for the new buildings in the city, he couldn’t stop thing about the fact that the Aquamancers were due in port today”.

One of the Aquamancer women who arrive at the attempt to match make with Koranen throws herself at him, which he doesn’t mind at first, but when they start crossing the line into the public domain he finds it unsettling and she does nothing to help with his fire, neither does Reuen, one of the other which just leaves two options left, Ama-ti and Danau. Because of what happened to Danau’s past lover, she is hesitant to give in to the desire she feels for Koranen, but he is persistent and with Ama-ti’s husband revelation, Danau is his only hope at love.  I couldn’t really get into this book until half way through, it just seemed to just a little too much and the ending didn’t really cut it for me either. The steamy romps were well written, they are probably what made the book for me, and the characters were relatable enough. The connection between Danau and Koranen and how their abilities though they be a curse to them both, they are the very things that allow them to be together was beautiful. I can’t stand Kelly the ruler, she is too harsh and just rubs me the wrong way with the way she is. Overall it wasn't a bad read and I would read it again, it was just missing the bit of magic that sucks you into a book.

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