Date published June 2008
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by Danny
Amara and Arora flee their home country and land on the island of Nightfall. Amara has sworn to protect her twin sister Arora, who is surrounded by a great mystery. Amara has a natural distrust against mages and suddenly she finds herself and her sister on an island full of mages. To add even more confusion to the already reigning chaos in her feelings and thoughts she meets Trevan, who tells her that she is his “destined” bride. She feels herself drawn to him, but he is a mage, and her experience is that mages can’t be trusted. So Trevan has his hands full to charm Amara and persuade her that he is worthy of her trust.
A small warning should be issued, because THE CAT and the following book of the Sons of the Destiny series, THE STORM share a parallel time frame. I was intrigued by the idea and I have to say, that Ms. Johnson did a really good job with both books.
Ms. Johnson introduces a new country and race in the world where the Sons of Destiny live, namely the Shifterai, who are natural shapeshifters in opposite to Trevan and Wolfer who use magic. Amara and Arora are wary when it comes to strangers, because of Arora’s secret.
The love story between Amara and Trevan is not the highlight of the book, because the encounters between Amara and Kelly, the Queen of Nightfall are highly entertaining. Both woman are very headstrong and passionate about their opinions, Kelly finally has to learn some long overdue lessons about diplomacy and forgiveness.
I highly recommend that you read this series in the correct order, because all the books are strongly connected with each other, but the series is soooo much fun!
THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS BOOK. THIS IS AN OBJECTIVE UNBIASED REVIEW