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The Cat (Sons of Destiny #5)

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New in the national bestselling Sons of Destiny series, hailed by Jayne Ann Krentz as ?wildly entertaining.?

Amara is wary of mages??they chased her out of her homeland. Yet there is something about the mage Trevan of Nightfall that Amara can?t resist. But can he be trusted with her most fiercely guarded secret? Courting such a pretty yet prickly outlander won?t be easy, b...more
Trade Paperback, 361 pages
Published June 3rd 2008 by Berkley Trade
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Julie (jjmachshev)
I'm a big fan of the Sons of Destiny series by Joan Johnson and her latest offering "The Cat", certainly hasn't changed my mind.

A quick summary. These novels are about 8 brothers (4 sets of twins) who are mages and were banished to a deserted island because of a prophesy. I really don't want to get into details, but every book recounts the tale of one of the brothers who finds his other half in a very unusual way. I picked up the first book "The Sword" and was hooked. "The Cat" is book #5 and I...more
Kaleigha
Another one in the Sons of Destiny series. Well, how to describe this one. Not bad, more a three and a half star read. I like the premise of this one, and enjoyed the hero, Trevan. But, for most of the book, I just didn't like the heroine, Amara. Add into that the fact that "Queen" Kelly is around, and that is one heck of a lot of bitchy women running around. However, to be fair, both Kelly and Amara toned down a bit towards the end, and while not what I would call enjoyable, they became at leas...more
Chills
Having never heard of Jean Johnson found in my hand a copy
of The Sword and from the very first book new I had to keep
on reading this fresh new series of 8 hunky mage brothers
with all the enchantments, magical elements, whimsy, great
romance and adventures all in a wonderful fantasy mix of
great individual stories. This is Trevan's story-he is determined
to try to win over pretty, prickly Amara of the Shifterai and
as a whole their story was humorous, a battle of wills and encompassed all the element...more
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Zarifina Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ★
I think I am the only person that hated this book. When I first began reading "The Cat" I had high hopes. Unfortunately, the book did not reach my expectations. The writer spends an unnecessary amount of time explaining the most minute details to the point of exhaustion. The reader does not need every detail explained, sometimes it is better to let the reader form their own perception. The three days it took me to complete this book felt like a life-time. I found the hero reserved and boring whi...more
♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme
I liked this one the least so far. Amara is a stuck up self centered bitch. I don't like anything about her. She has a major chip on her shoulder. She's not likeable for me. She needs a major attitude adjustment, more than Dominor needed his. In the end, yes it all worked out but still, it was very annoying when I wanted to give her a good spanking the entire book.
LWB Marissa
"The fifth Son shall seek the sign:
Prowl the woods and through the trees
Before you in the woods she flees
Catch her quick and hold her fast
The Cat will find his home at last"

Eight brothers, born in four sets of twins, two years apart to the day – they fulfill the Curse of the Eight Prophecies. Though no longer trapped in exile, their growing family faces new problems. For the fifthborn son, it is getting his Destined Bride to trust him…

Watching his older brothers fall in love one by one, Trevan...more
MaggieReadsRom
3.5 stars!

Trevan is the charming women-expert of the Sons Of Destiny and he's is getting frustrated with his forced abstinence, certainly now that four of his brothers have found and married their Destined Brides. He and Koranen have tried to come up with a solution for their celibacy but are failing at it. When their brothers offer no support Trevan starts feeling more and more resentment at their happiness.
But when his Destiny finally arrives Nightfall he discovers that the frustration over h...more
The Window Seat
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July
The fifth book in this series is about Trevan the fifth son of Destiny. Trevan I would call a flirt a serious woman lover and a mage who can change shapes into a bird or a cat. It is destiny to meet his love next. When his youngest brother Morganen wakes from a deep sleep and sees in his scrying mirror a floating raft being pulled by a creature after his alarms that are set go off to warn him. When he uses a spell to look at the creature closer he sees that it is a woman and on the raft is anoth...more
Julie
Mar 14, 2012 Julie rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Romance/Fantasy Lovers
Shelves: fantasy-romance
This is a fantasy romance involving Mages and magic! Jean Johnson continues her Sons of Destiny series with this fifth book about the fifth son of eight, Trevon, who has waited years for his turn to find his prophesied bride. All brothers are Mages, each with their own special magical gifts. Trevon uses magic to shift into animals and one of his favorites is the cat. His intended bride turns out to be none other than a "natural" Shifter who with her sister escapes capture and is on the run from...more
Aurian Booklover
Trevan and his seventh brother Koranen are really feeling the lack of a woman of their own; especially now four of their brothers are happily living and loving their wives. Trevan was a real ladiesman before their exile, and he misses that. Trevan is a shapeshifter mage, and his speciality is crafting Artifacts. Objects than can be enchanted for a special purpose, and also look pretty. He is a real inventor, but his siblings don’t really appreciate his input all that much.
Of course Morganen kno...more
Kathy
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Lady Lioness
See my review of The Song for my feelings about the repetitive language in the Sons of Destiny series. The Cat lost a star from me because I really didn't like the heroine, Amara, but in all fairness, I wasn't really supposed to. Johnson writes her as very arrogant and abrasive & part of Amara's character arc is overcoming the negative aspects of those traits. So Johnson did exactly what she set put to do, but I still didn't grow to like Amara. There is also a lot of literal world-building t...more
Jessica  `~Blahyze~`
When I first started reading I immediately thought I had made a mistake by purchasing this book, but as the story progressed it got better and better, I found that I could not put this down and stop reading. I really loved Trevan as the main male character in this, he was patient with Amara and he was adorable with how enthusiastic he was whenever he spoke of creating something or discovering something new, a new idea. I wasn’t keen on Amara however, I found her controlling with regards to her s...more
Shannon
Well this book is certainly better than its predecessor. Trevan is the 5th born brother (and eldest of the third set of twins). He also has a prophesy. He's entirely willing to accept his prophesy as he's been waiting for a woman for three long years during their exile to Nightfall Island. In fact, he's a little too eager. Two twin sister wash up on the island, and Trevan just assumes one is for him. It's a little ridiculous how he just falls for Amara without even getting to know her because he...more
CeladonRoses
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Alice
Book 5 Who can resist a Cat?

Not many. So brother #5 is challenged by the disdain of the shape changing sister Amara who looks down on his animal transformations by magic. She also expresses hostility to all mages and is resentful of Queen Kelly. But then she does like hugging and petting that big friendly orange cat. This could work out.
Kimberly
Four of eight Sons of Destiny have their wives and their island is becoming a prosperous country in its own way despite the odds against it. However, the remaining twins, especially Trevan and Kor, are becoming impatient for their wives to come and help fulfill the prophecy. Then, low and behold, two show up, twin sisters Amara and Arora. Amara, like Trevan is a shapeshifter who was forced to flee to save her sister who has a gift the mages their covet. Needless to say, she does not trust magic...more
Gardavson
3.75 stars. This was Trevan and Amara's story. The book was good. Not great, but good. Amara was supposed to come across as a bit arrogant I think, maybe to take some of the heat off of Kelly, but I was just happy to have someone turn up their nose at Kelly. I actually kinda felt for Amara. She had reason to be a bit bitter and she actually was being groomed to be a queen. So at least she has reason to act like one. So yeah, other stuff happened, but the best thing was Amara not getting along wi...more
Melissa Levine
Amara annoyed me a lot in this story, not as bad as Kelly though. I get she's trying to protect her sister and all but she was way too much in certain situations. She acted as if Arora had no way to defend herself whatesoever, like she was a younger sibling that wasn't intelligent to do the right thing, like herself.

One thing I really loved was when Arora was commenting on what she thought it would be like to have sex while in a Fountain. This of course was directed to the only 2 people on Nigh...more
Brittany
While I love the series, this book was not one of my favorites. I just did not like Amara at all. She was so full of herself Trev deserved a much better woman. My other problem that has nothing to do with the story but the actual book I received from the library. (A.k.a a warning to be careful with books from a library) I started reading The Cat and started to realize that the person before me had an actual cat. It is sad when your allergic to your book. Lol anyway, I knew there was a reason I l...more
Bryan Schmidt
Thoroughly enjoyable, despite being a fifth book and my first entry to the series. There's some well drawn characters and worldbuilding at work here. The through line of the tale makes for complicated plotting which intertwines nicely with the romantic storyline to make this far more than just a typical romance. Really it's not paranormal by much. It's more fantasy. And I enjoyed it way more than I'd expected to. Johnson's a talented writer. I actually enjoyed this more than her military science...more
Donna
This book takes place at the same time as The Storm but from a different brothers perspective. I have enjoyed this series from the start.

Amara is wary of mages they chased her out of her homeland. Yet there is something about the mage Trevan of Nightfall that Amara can�t resist. But can he be trusted with her most fiercely guarded secret? Courting such a pretty yet prickly outlander won't be easy, but Trevan is determined to try. She may be fierce, proud, and from a different culture, but after...more
Jennifer
Beautiful as Always

The Cat is a great continuation of this wonderful series and because of it, I can't wait to get my hands on Rydan's story to see how things are going (or went depending on how she wrote it) with him and Arora. Not only do we see the wonderful, surprisingly slow-going romance of Trevan and Amara, but we get to see the continual growth of the Kingdom of Nightfall with contributions from each new wife. I didn't want to put this book down often, and I'm eager to get my hands on th...more
Jennifer
Not my favorite.
Jane (PS)
I'd give this a higher rating if I felt the romance side of the book was more believable. Trevan spent his whole time chasing Amara but hardly received anything in return. I did however enjoy the development of the new kingdom. I have placed The Storm on hold at the library to read Arora and Rydan story. I will finish this series - its any enjoyable light read but not a 'keeper'. (Once you know the story, there is no reason to go back a read again - ie no gripping romance or great story.)
Stacie
May 27, 2008 Stacie added it
This is the continuation of the Sons of Destiny series. This is the story of Trevan. Amara comes to his island but she is afraid of Mages. Since Trevan is a Mages, she runs from him. Trevan is determined to overcome her fear as written in his verse of the curse/prophecy that is told about him and his brothers. It was okay but had a lot of detail about building up the "kingdom" of the brothers/spouses and enough about the relationship between the couple.
Stasha
I definitely liked Amara and she would make a far better Queen than Kelly. Kelly is everything I disliked about SCA. I have some great SCA friends, however, the organization draws some real strange people who live in friends basements or will live with their parents until the end of time. Kelly may have had her own business and lived in a small town which tried to drive her out but she sure doesn't act like an adult.
Donna Fowler
I find this series of books very interesting and entertaining. This particular one to me is a little less interesting but it is most enjoyable to see the inhabitants of Nightfall interact and get to know each other. I cannot wait till I can get my hands on the next book in the series and I would recommend reading these books in order.
Kathleen
Jean Johnson pulls yet another spicy romance out of her hat from the Sons of Destiny series. Not nearly my favorite of the bunch, but good overall. If you aren't into architecture or homebuilding and all that city building jabber there are parts of the story that can become borderline boring.
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(1)romance author, science fiction author

Jean 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. Rig...more
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