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Subject: The Sons of Destiny Series
Date Posted: 7/9/2009 2:35 PM ET
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Hi All,

I have found the first 3 books of the seris and wanted your opinions.  I looks like it would be good series but has 8 books.  I just don't know if I am up to reading another sereis - I guess you could say that I am on a "series burnout'. 

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.



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Date Posted: 7/9/2009 2:46 PM ET
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This is a great series, not a keeper for me, but I did enjoy reading about the 8 brothers and their magical world.  Very unique!

Date Posted: 7/9/2009 3:05 PM ET
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This was just an OK series for me.  I did read them all, since once I started I had to know what happens, lol.  However, the writing just seemed a bit childish to me.  I seem to be the only one who ever has this opinion though, most seem to like it a lot.

Date Posted: 7/9/2009 4:23 PM ET
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I enjoyed it

Date Posted: 7/9/2009 10:28 PM ET
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I'm with you Paula.  I didn't like the series!  I read one book and just couldn't get into it.  If  my attention isn't caught in the first few pages, I just don't take the time to read much more.   I did scan this book and couldn't find anything to hold my interest.  Too many books that I love to waste my time on something I have to force myself to read!   I do have some friends that just love the series, so this is just my opinion.

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Date Posted: 7/10/2009 6:34 PM ET
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Thank you guys for your input.  In what I have found here is typical of the reviews - a mixed bag.  Some liked it, some didn't.  I guess I will read the first book and take it from there.

If anyone else has an opinion, please share it.




Date Posted: 7/10/2009 7:39 PM ET
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I'm one who really liked the series.  Some books better than others, of course. But I liked the continuing storyline that threaded through all seven books.

We had one discussion thread going about this one at about book 4:


There may have been one or two others.  I enjoyed the last book (The Mage) and also posted some comments about it. 

Date Posted: 7/11/2009 1:54 AM ET
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i have thoroughly enjoyed the series through book 7.  i thought it was a nice mix of the elements i like in both fantasy and romance novels, with good wordbuilding and people i wanted to know more about, plus a nice continuing storyline through all the books.  i'm still anxiously waiting to get my hands on the 8th book.