Tuesday, September 28, 2010

JORDAN by Susan Kearney

The Pendragon Legacy
Publisher: Grand Central
Date published: March 2010
ISBN: 978-0-446-54333-0
Futuristic Romance, Fantasy
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Gina
Obtained by Publisher

After fifteen hundred years, Merlin is free of his owl form. Trapped in the feathered body he lived on Pendragon, ministering after a fashion to each of their high priestesses in turn. When the High Priestess Cael was transported to earth with Lucan he flew beside her. When Rion began the quest to save his world, Honor, from the encroaching Tribes, the feathered Merlin followed along. At long last, he was able to return to human shape and begin his own quest to reunite the Grail with his magical staff. After fifteen hundred years alone and trapped in owl form, there hasn’t been much he hasn’t seen, learned or heard of. The one thing he isn’t prepared for is to lose his heart.

Vivianne Blackstone, CEO of Vesta is one of, if not the, most influential women on planet earth. Smart, courageous and utterly gorgeous, she has never made time for one special man. Now with Earth’s very survival at stake, romance is the last thing on her mind, yet when she looks into Jordan’s amazing turquoise eyes she begins to find herself in unfamiliar territory.

As the Tribes draw nearer, and with them the demise of planet earth as we know it, Jordan takes a terrible chance and launches Vivianne’s ship, Draco, into space. As half owner of the ship Vivianne struggles for control but soon learns she and Jordan need to work together not only to save themselves and their crew, but all of planet earth.

JORDAN is the third book in Susan Kearney’s Pendragon Series and by far my favorite and not only because I couldn’t tear my gaze away from the uber hottie on the cover and those amazing eyes of his.

The earlier books in the series were more “fantasy” with her dragon shifters than I personally enjoy although because Ms. Kearney’s writing LUCAN and RION were done with her usual style and flair, they were totally fun reads. She adds a unique dimension to King Arthur’s legend making use of his Pendragon name as the ultimate dragon. I felt the end of RION was a bit rushed when Merlin shifts from owl to human and says his name is Jordan and that’s the last we see of him there. She doesn’t explain how Jordan made it back from Honor to Earth and exactly how he met up with Vivianne although Vivianne does question his legitimacy.

JORDAN has a lot more action than the earlier books with more tantalizing science fictional attributes like flying through hyperspace, star maps, holograms and distant galaxies. Ms. Kearney also adds a little something special in my book with the addition of George. (You’ll have to read it to meet George and see why I adore him). I found Ms. Kearney’s take on just what happened to Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot interesting as well as Uther’s ultimate outcome. If you only have time to read one book of this series I highly recommend JORDAN, but really, you’ll want to read them all. It’s a fascinating and fun take on King Arthur’s legend.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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