The Mage

The Mage This is the final book in the acclaimed series of cursed brothers fated mates prophecies destiny and magic Robin D Owens New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz hails Jean Johnson s writi

  • Title: The Mage
  • Author: Jean Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780425225943
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • This is the final book in the acclaimed series of cursed brothers, fated mates, prophecies destiny and magic Robin D Owens New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz hails Jean Johnson s writing as fabulously fresh, thoroughly romantic, and wildly entertaining Now, Johnson returns for the final book in the series of eight brothers destined to fulfill a sThis is the final book in the acclaimed series of cursed brothers, fated mates, prophecies destiny and magic Robin D Owens New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz hails Jean Johnson s writing as fabulously fresh, thoroughly romantic, and wildly entertaining Now, Johnson returns for the final book in the series of eight brothers destined to fulfill a strange prophecy As their growing family faces new problems, the worst of those troubles now fall upon Morg, the last of the Sons of Destiny, and on Hope, Morg s foretold bride.

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    • Jean Johnson

      Berkley Jove Authors BioLibrarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name 1 romance author, science fiction authorJean Johnson currently lives in the Pacific Northwest, has played in the SCA for 25 years, sings a lot, and argues with her cat about territorial rights to her office chair She loves hearing from her readers, and has a distinct sense of humor Right now she s living in a home with zone heating decent plumbing, but hopes to some day put turrets and ramparts on it so that it looks like a castle.



    881 thoughts on “The Mage

    • The final book in the Brothers of Destiny and it was a let down after a 7 book build up. I can't believe I read the whole series. The writing needed an editor who understands the concept of split infinitives. My daughter and I had a riot parsing the following sentence from page 86 - - "The Darkhanan Witch looked much like she always did, her blonde hair plaited into a coronet on her head and the hooded, black, deep-sleeved robe draped over her shoulders that she always wore, regardless of the we [...]


    • A mostly satisfying end to the series. Although Morganen already had chosen his bride in earlier books, this began with a surprise about Hope, which added a little more flavor to the story. After a very promising beginning, it bogged down a little as Hope was established as a chocolatier - interesting details about the making of chocolate, but would a woman really give a 'lecture' on how chocolate is made while she's trying to seduce her guy?!It was nice to see Consus continue as 'the good guy o [...]


    • A thoroughly satisfying ending to the Sons of Destiny series. All the loose ends are tied up, all the prophecies fulfilled, even the Gods are on their side But [consider this a whine:] couldn't we have a few more stories - just to see what happens now?Sons of Destiny1. The Sword (2007)2. The Wolf (2007)3. The Master (2007)4. The Song (2008)5. The Cat (2008)6. The Storm (2008)7. The Flame (2008)8. The Mage (2009)


    • “The Eight Son shall set them free:Act in Hope and act in loveDraw down your powers from aboveSet your Brothers to their callWhen Mage has wed, you will be all.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. The worst of those troubles now falls upon the last of the Sons of Destiny…Hope, Morganen's foretold bride, has finally arrived on the island. [...]



    • The Mage is the final book in the Sons of Destiny series. In this book, we see the courtship of the final brother. Until now, Morganen, the youngest of the brothers and the strongest mage on the island, has been the matchmaker for his brothers. This has gone both good and bad at times, but now, he is ready for his own match. He has known throughout the whole series who his match would be, but she has been far out of reach. His match is his sister-in-law Kelly's best friend from her home world, H [...]


    • The Mage is the last enstallment in Jean Johnson's Sons of Destiny series. (For those of you who haven't yet read anything by Jean, that means it is the 8th [and last:] book in this series.) The Sons of Destiny is about 8 brothers, mages (think wizards in another universe). The brothers were exiled to live on an island all alone. Seven books later and 7 out of the 8 brothers is happily married. The island is now filled with people, and the family is making the island an independent kingdom. In T [...]


    • I was looking forward to this book due to Morganen- the polite, charming, and nearly all-powerful matchmaking mage of the cursed 8 Nightfall brothers. I was not disappointed. Morg was done justice in his installment; as well as, Hope. She is my favorite "destined" bride, and had the best back story. It was also good to get to the whole Nightfall-as-independent nation theme.Like chocolate, this series has ranged from the sweetness of milk chocolate to the intensity of dark chocolate. A rich and s [...]


    • Im very sure other review already recount what in this book. Then I just express my opinion which sadly lack what I loved about X-Factors ending/closure. But overall it still rated 5stars for me since I love Morganen character right from the beginning of this series. And it was so great this story of him present him with a special mate former duchess. Dont forget at the end, Morg the one who became the king of the so called country after encounter to save Hope from evil duke. The story overall r [...]


    • This book suffers from an identity crisis. It's not a good romance (the hero and heroine have been courting for the last 7 books - their romance is overshadowed by all the loose ends that are tied up to end the series) and it's not a good fantasy story either (very predictable).However, it was nice to see Morganen get his happy ending.


    • 5 stars for & Hope 4 stars for tying up loose ends -5 for Kelly constantly interrupting touching moments & generally taking over. Seriously - I've never wanted to b* slap a "heroine" as much as this one. Without Kelly the book was a 4.5 - with Kelly a 3.


    • I was really satisfied at how the saga wrapped up. To see Morganen fight for Hope. The convocation of the Gods was as interesting as I hoped. I love this series!


    • This last book in the series is really filled with action. Hope has finally come to Nightfall, and now she reveals that she is the former Duches Haupeana, who was sent through time and space twohundred years ago at the shattering of Aiar. Morganen is not happy that she kept this secret from him, and he decides Hope needs to court him now, to win back his trust. For Hope only 5 years have passed, living the life of another woman on Earth, magicless. But she did make a new life for herself, and ha [...]



    • Setting: Nightfall – the palace with its magic mirrors… Underhalls (giant hall for the Convocation)… Katan - Council Chambers; bad guy’s 4th dwelling; ObuLiette (prison, deep in earth, totally dark).Characters:Hope O’Neill aka Duchess Haupanea of Nightfall aka Nea: ahhhh… we thought we knew Hope – Kelly’s earth friend, Morg’s destined bride, busy transporting stuff from earth that would benefit all… and then we find out she’s been holding out… she is in fact the Duchess o [...]


    • I always tend to get emotional when a series I've been reading/following for a long time comes to an end. I loved these books and I was really excited to read this book. However, I was a bit let down by some things sadly. I was really interested to see how Morg and Hope's relationship goes, since they had essentially been courting each other since they met I believe in the first book. I wanted to see what challenges could happen since they already knew each other, and admitted how they felt many [...]


    • 4.5 stars.I loved this series. Each book I read had me wanting to get my hands on the next. Some books were hard for me to delve into and didn't command my full attention until about half way through (The Cat, The Flame are the two in question). The Mage didn't command my attention at first either, but about 75 pages in I was finally hooked and couldn't put it down.There was one thing I found in this series that popped up in every single book. And in every single book I found myself annoyed and [...]


    • 3,5/5Mon avis en FrançaisMy English reviewI discovered Jean Johnson with her Shifter novel and I was curious to see another book of her series, what better way than to start with the last volume of the Sons of Destiny series? So you're probably wondering if I had a problem to put everything in place but no, it’s was easy to understand the story and I loved the character of Hope.Morg, the last brother of a large family was waiting for long a long time to make coming Hope, the woman he loves, [...]


    • Prophecy states that the eighth son shall set them free, act in hope, and act in love. But what if hope isn't what it is portrayed to be?Hope O'Niell has been communicating with the inhabitants of Nightfall for quite some time. Hope is from America in today's world and Nightfall is an island in another realm. A realm where magic rules and Nightfall is inhabited by eight brothers, four sets of twins. All of the brothers now have wives, with the exception of the youngest, Morganen. Prophecy sugges [...]


    • Last of the ‘Sons of Destiney’ series. All the brothers are safely mated and free of the curse/prophecy.I love the way this starts with Hope’s past and what happened to her on earth and how she get ready for and acclimated to being on Moonfall island. It added something fresh to what we already knew about what’s been going on with Morganen and the rest of the gang.But Morganen’s romance doesn’t go as smoothly as he’d thought when Hope has a surprising revelation. But I love how he [...]


    • I have reread all of the Son's Of Destiny. I have enjoyed all the books again. I consider these books worth reading over and over again. All of Jean Johnson's books are worth reading. Everything that she has written I have read at least twice. Especially the books about Theirs is not to Reason Why and the Shifting Plans. I have really enjoyed all her books and will reread all her books again and again. I have reread all of the Son's Of Destiny. I have enjoyed all the books again. I consider thes [...]


    • This is the last book in the series and one I was looking forward to as the theme of Morganen and his Destined Bride has been a recurrent idea throughout the other 7 books. Whilst I did enjoy it , I found my attention wandering early on as the couple get together nearly immediately so there is little anticipation on that level. There are other twists in the storyline which I didn't completely anticipate so having persevered I found myself rooting for the Corvis family to win through! By the end, [...]


    • I was excited to read Morg and Hope's story but I was a little disappointed with it.The author spent a lot of time tying up loose ends in the series and less time directly focused on the eighth brother.Kelly makes me want to scream. I feel like she's elitist and annoying. I wouldn't want her to be my queen. But still I like the idea of what Kelly represents. The otherworldly queen who rules without magic and yet is fair and brings forth different ideas in which to rule.But the way Kelly does thi [...]


    • The Final son Morganen will get his bride Hope and they will fulfill the curse of the Eight Prophecy. The worst of the Prophecy will fall to Morganen and I guess that is why he is given so many powers. You get to finally see just how powerful he is in this book he is when he is driven to it by the King of Katan. During an attack Hope is kidnapped and the King refuses to help get her back so therefore he has no choice in the matter to use his powers. He is quite remarkable, I loved it. Queen Kell [...]


    • okay, so it took me longer to read then usual, which I blame on reading on the kindle cloud, but even with that, it was really good.Like most of Johnson's books, it has a definite fantasy plot with romance intertwined rather than the other way around that gets old really fast. I'm really glad Morg finally gets his bride, and a badass battle for the kingship of Katan which had me smiling in malicious delight. A very justified turn of events, as Taurin was the one to exile his brothers in the firs [...]


    • This is the last in a series about 8 brothers finding love. What I really liked about this series was the world it was set in. It was almost like the olden days in our times, but with magic. It was intersting to see how they would take things from our time and modify them to be made with magic. The whole convecation was interesting, along with finding out about Hope's past. I think my favorite part was the marriage ceremony at the end. The whole "new Nightfall" vows are just what needs to be sai [...]


    • 3.5 stars. Actually, I read half, skimmed, and read the end. I was just bored with the series. The brothers are great characters, there just is something missing that makes the series lacking. They don't suck you in, are not engaging. Plus, I hit my Kelly limit, and as Hope is Kelly's "best" friend, it made it harder for me to like her. Since Hope and Morg get together in the beginning, it leaves the plot with the burden of capturing the reader, and the plot line in the series has always been a [...]


    • I liked it. Though I did not like that Kor's wedding was all but ignored. Except for the fact that they mentioned in the end that he had married and was in his wife's land now.I am kind of excited that it seems like she might write more of the verse. I still say The Storm was the best. Rydan is still my favorite brother and Arora is still my favorite wife.I'll probably re-read their story the most. I'm still going to re-read the rest, The Song, The Cat, The Storm, and The Flame. But It will be i [...]


    • I thought the twist Johnson gave the relationship between Hope and Morg was just enough to keep it from being boring, but my favorite part of the book is the Convocation of the Gods. I love the idea of it and I love what actually happened in the book. Johnson does have a tendency to go overboard with the technical explanations, as if she wants to prove she knows what she's talking about, but again, her world-building skills are excellent. All the loose ends are tied up and it's certainly a satis [...]


    • A awesome twist in the story with a awesome ending to the series. I just thoroughly enjoyed this entire book. Hope is now the favorite character of the series to me now with her goddess even more or I should say godling. This book gave a perfect end for the series. Rating the books individually was bit difficult but if I have to rate this series on a whole I will give it 3.5 stars. It was worth reading even if two books weren't much good enough.


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