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The Wolf (Sons of Destiny #2)

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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  1,434 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Second in the Sons of Destiny series-now in mass market.

Wolfer is one of eight sexy brothers, exiled to a strange island and struggling with magic, mysterious women, and deadly enemies-both human and not.

Paperback, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Berkley (first published 2007)
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Gardavson
AAAARRRR! Ok. 3.5 stars. If Kelly would have gotten killed, it would have been a 10. Let me say this. I HATE KELLY!!! I hate her I hate her I hate her. She is my least favorite character of all time, all genre's, all age groups. Was this even Kelly's book? No. But I almost quit reading it because Kelly was in it enough and I couldn't stand her anymore. This is Wolfer and Alys' story. I liked both characters. Wolfer is full of untapped potential. He could have been the sexiest of the brothers, bu ...more
Melissa Levine
This one was really hard to finish unlike the first book. Kelly was just way too much for me in this one. I couldn't handle being around someone that was that bossy/nosy. A few things that I question are:

1. Why is it when Alys first arrives on the island, she never really gets a chance to rest? Kelly is talking and talking about anything and everything she can come up with when Alys first gets there, even while she's trying to bath. Then it seems right afterwards, Kelly is trying to show her how
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Kaleigha
This one is a bit tricky for me to review, since I had mixed feelings. I would probably go three and a half stars, if I could.

I enjoyed this one much more than the previous entry in the series - The Sword. I still enjoy all of the brothers, and look forward to their stories. This one moved at a much better pace than it's predecessor, and I liked finding out more of the back story of the Sons Of Destiny. I love Morganen's machinations, and the interactions of the brothers. I liked Wolfer as a le
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Nisha
To me, this book was filler. I made myself read it because I wanted to read Dominor's story. The premise of the book should have been the type I like, since they were childhood sweethearts and all. Why did I not like it? The Sex. There was too much of it and so little plot. The problem was, the sex was the most interesting part of the book, because there was some obvious skimping on the other cute interactions (with the other brothers and all). Alys, obviously, got the short end of the stick whe ...more
Steph

I couldn't take this book seriously.

Why, you ask?

Well, there's this part in the beginning where Wolfer (fyi, the name makes me think of a car for some reason) shifts into a horse to carry Alys to the castle. She get's on his back; he gets an erection.

Horse. Erection.

Was I the only one who paused for a moment and turned away from the book to try and scrub the idea of horse penises from my mind? I hope not, otherwise I am one disturbed individual.

Moving on.

The book was a light read, kind of
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Christel
Mar 28, 2009 Christel rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paaranormal readers
Shelves: jean-johnson
"The second son shall know his fate:
He who hunts is not alone
When claw would strike and cut to bone
A Chain of silk shall bind his hand
So Wolf is caught in marriage-band."

This is the second book in the Son's of Destiny series and I am throughly enjoying this series of stories about the Son's of Destiny.

Wolf is the second oldest, twin of Sabar. Alys and Wolf were chillhood friends, Alys in love with Wolf ever since she can remember. Alys has a evil Uncle who has tormented the brothers from afar. A
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Stasha
Okay really having trouble getting through this book. From the picture in the back, I assume the author is over 17 and has had sex with a man at least once in her life. Maybe she wrote this when she was younger and a virgin and never really re-edited?
The feminist diatribes really don't add to the story. I'm at least halfway through it, I should be able to finish it. Definitely not up to the standards of the first. Hopefully the 3rd will be better?
Did actually finish it, the fight scene was wort
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jD
This lovestory was a little boring but it was still a good book. The story of the eight brothers is facinating. I like the fact that she continues to write about the antics of the other siblings alongside the main characters. The battle at the end of this book is very important and won't make sense without investing in the rest of the book. I suspect it will be the one I least enjoy but it was stil worth my reading time.
Danielle
I thought whole series idea would be so good, but as I keep reading it just got more and more and more in the sex instead of a love story. I really don't like it when the author turns to the I can't keep my hand off of each other even to handle a normal conversation instead of writing a great story. So I ended up skipping most of the book. I was disappointed. It could have been so good.
Annette
Not the best writing, but at this point I just need to see what happens...on to the next one!
Alice
Book 2 of the Sons of Destiny

Wolfer is a shape changing mage and the second oldest of the eight brothers. His destined bride is his childhood friend Alys who flees to the island to escape her evil uncle. Although the courtship between them is not as involved as some of the other brothers, it means that they get into the romantic relationship faster and deeper. There is also a considerable advancement of the general plot, with magic and dangers. A great fantasy series. The next book is The Master
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LWB Marissa
"The Second Son shall know this fate:
He who hunts is not alone
When claw would strike and cut to bone
A chain of Silk shall bind his hand
So Wolf is caught in marriage-band"

Eight mage-brothers who were born in four sets of twins, all on the same day two years apart each time, are known as the Sons of Destiny. They fulfil the Curse of the Eight Prophecies, written by the seer Draganna over a thousand years ago. They were exciled by the Council of Mages of Katan to Nightfall Isle to prevent the fulf
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MaggieReadsRom
3.5 stars!

In this second book of the series we get to know more and more about the world of Katan, the gods of Katan and the way of the mages other than the brothers. But we are also drawn further into the world of the brothers, their prophecied disasters, their characters, their secrets and the whole big picture begins to unravel and things become more clear bit by bit. But still there is so much more lingering under the surface I really can’t wait to get the complete story, which won’t be unti
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The Window Seat
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Caitlyn
The second book in the ‘Sons of Destiny’ series by Jean Johnson recounts the second verse of the prophesy and the second eldest brother Wolfer meeting his destined wife.
Alys and Wolfer had been friends since she was 3 and Wolfer was 8 and Alys followed Wolfer around. Wolfer has worn a bracelet of Alys’ hair since the brothers were exiled to remind him to keep his temper. Alys escapes her horrible uncle and his magic to join the brothers on Nightfall Isle.
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Hasna
Alys hatte es nicht leicht. Ihre Eltern waren beide gestorben und sie war gezwungen seither bei ihrem skrupellosen Onkel zu leben, der sie wie eine Dienstmagd behandelte. Eines Tages eröffnet er ihr, dass sie bald heiraten würde. Den Meistbietenden, versteht sich. So wird Alys, von den Wachen ihres Onkels begleitet, auf den Weg zu ihrem zukünftigen Ehemann geschickt. Doch das nimmt sie nicht hin: Schon lange plant Alys ihre Flucht und ein alter Freund von ihr, der Magier Morganen, hilft ihr dabe ...more
Aurian Booklover
Alys of Devries has been in love with Wolfer ever since she was three and he nine years old. Her parents were visiting his parents for some business, and she was playing in the court yard. When she skimmed her knee, he found her crying and dried her tears, and played with her. After that, she pestered her parents to bring her as often as possible. She was not a courageous little girl, but to be with Wolfer, she would climb trees and whatever the boys would be doing.
But then her parents died in
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Laura the Highland Hussy
I liked this book better than the first The Sword I think because it was a little less silly. the romance was sweet. A girl (Alys) who used to play with the brothers as a child, fell in love with Wolfer when she was a little girl. But her parents were killed in a flood, and she was sent to live with her uncle-an uncle of the brothers in a not blood-kin way.
Well, she finally escaped the abusive uncle, who by the way was the mage sending the creepy crawlies to the island. So, Alys meets up with W
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Impy
Definitely an improvement over the first in the series and I can see where the writing shows promise of improving (and I KNOW Johnson improves, if her sci-fi series is anything to go by). But, I still intensely dislike the character of Kelly from the first novel and she hasn't gone anywhere. Our new heroine, Alys, was an improvement, but I still wasn't crazy about her. While at least in this book there was some back story and reasoning built in to why Wolfer (what the hell kind of name is Wolfer ...more
Kathy
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Rhapsody
Jun 22, 2008 Rhapsody rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fantasy/romance readers
I'm not a big fan of Johnson, for all that I love paranormal/fantasy/romance novels. Her style is too flippant and her characters aren't interesting. In this one, Alys runs away from her uncle and seeks safety at Nightfall, with her former best friend Wolfer, whom she's loved ever since she was a little girl. Wolfer very quickly decides she's the one for him, leading to some pretty long bedroom scenes I ended up skimming. Maybe I'm just not in the mood for this type of book right now, but more l ...more
Jane (PS)
This story started out well and was pretty interesting while Alys was escaping her evil uncle. But then it just got boring for the second third. I actually put it aside for about 3 months and finally forced myself to read the rest of it today. Once the sex and turmoil of the h/h relationship is sorted, the action starts again with the danger facing the troops on Nightfall. The story picks up and becomes more interesting. I agree with a previous reviewer that Kelly is a pain in the neck and incre ...more
Crazy4more
3.5 stars bc it didn't have the thrill and excitement as book #1. Of course, 2nd son didn't have the prophesy that Disaster would follow once he claim a virgin. Wolfer and Alys grew up as childhood friends. She knew he's the one when he picked her up and comforted her at the age of 3 with her knee skinned. Little did he knew, once he wasn't at her side, she was surrounded by evil, demond beasts and was forced to help harm him and his brothers. Will their relationship survive this betrayal?

The 2n
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July
The second son Wolfer is a shapeshifter. Is is his turn to meet his destiny so little brother Morganen calls to Alys his true mate and says it is time. And just in time because her Uncle Broger the enemy who has been sending the awful creatures to Nightfall is getting crueler with her, and has sold her to the highest bidder in marriage. So Alys has to make her way to the Island by any means possible. Now she is a shapeshifter too, but has not been taught by anyone. So this part of the plot is go ...more
Shannon
This is the second book in the Sons of Destiny series. The good news is that the sex scenes in this book got slightly better from the last. The bad news is that sex seems to be the central plot in this book. It almost seems as if the author didn't have enough material to make up an entire book so she substituted actual plot development for erotic scenes. I did like that we got a more complete glimpse of the magical world that the brothers live in through the eyes of Alys, the destined bride of W ...more
Jamie
This is a great, romance, semi-fantasy series to read. There is some science, but not too much & just enough romance and sex for a reading woman! The plot was interesting in each book, the characters were pretty well rounded, although once you got to the next book, the characters from each previous books seemed to fade into the background. This is a bit unlike some beloved series where the same favorite characters feature importantly in every storyline. Here, each brother and their potential ...more
Carolyn F.
This series is getting better. This book is about the brother Wolfen and the boys' childhood friend Alys. Alys escapes from her horrible uncle who is pretty much selling her to the highest bidder. She fakes her death and runs to the island the boys are exiled on. Kelly got on my nerves (wife of brother #1) with I'm the queen now that we pretended I was before. And then Kelly was making Alys one of those pants, skirt, vest combos that were popular in the 1980s/1990s - I had a friend who had one. ...more
Elizabeth Nesbit-comer
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Ralph
2.5 Stars

This book was way too focused on sex for me. It felt like I was reading a trashy drug store romance. If I didn't need to read this book to get a full understanding of the rest of the series, I wouldn't have finished it.

The parts of the book that /weren't/ about sex were actually fairly interesting though. I wish the author would've focused on making the book more about the plot and the prophecy rather than making it her masturbation fantasy.

I also preferred Kelly as a focal character to
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Allen D
It was pretty good and lots of surprises and the battles are inticing
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Berkley/Jove Authors Bio

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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
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