The steady pacing in this chapter of
the ongoing Sons of Destiny saga explores character traits and motivations in depth. As always, Johnson provides ample humor to spice up the action and romance. Another highly appealing aspect of this series is watching the
birth of a kingdom. This is entertainment with a capital "E"!

Born to be queen of her shapeshifter people, Amara sacrifices her throne to save her twin sister Arora. No one is quite sure what Arora is, but the magic she contains is unique and powerful. So unique that mages have been relentlessly pursuing the pair. Amara and Arora survived a shipwreck only to land on a strange island. Little do the sisters realize they have entered a new round with destiny -- this time in the form of mage brothers.

Waiting for his destined bride has been tough on shapeshifter Trevan. And Amara will not give her trust easily, especially to this strange band of people who claim to be starting a new kingdom. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Jun., 362 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith