Sunday, February 28, 2010

Jordan by Susan Kearney

Product Details
Pub. Date: March 01, 2010
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Format: Paperback, 416pp
Series: Pendragon Legacy
ISBN-13: 9780446558440
ISBN: 0446558443

Vivianne Blackstone devotes herself to her career, putting her love life on hold. Her latest project is a spaceship designed to protect Earth from the deadly Tribes. But its engineer, the alluring Jordan McArthur, now threatens both her job and her wary heart . . .
Jordan's past goes back to King Arthur, and he must find the ancient artifact that can save the galaxy. Vivianne's ship is his best hope, but convincing the fiercely independent beauty won't be easy. Especially when the passion flaring between them burns through their defenses - and love is the last thing they need to survive.

My thoughts:
I wasn't sure if I would run into problems following the story since this is the third book in a series, but not having read the other two books wasn't an issue. The characters from the prior books were mentioned but did not feature prominently. I do think I may go back and read them now that I've read this story.

This was a different type of paranormal romance than what I am used to. Most of it took place in space while visiting different planets and encountering different races of beings. Earth is feared to be infiltrated by members of a group called the Tribes who either take over other planets or destroy them if they cannot convert them. People are becoming suspicious of one another and are looking for moles and spies among themselves who might be passing on information. Jordan sets the ship to take off before they have finished all of their checks because he knows a way to save earth. Jordan is from a home planet that was destroyed by the Tribes and has been alive for centuries, he once called King Arthur his friend.

This story really grabbed me and kept me reading, it was both fast paced and smooth. I never felt like I had to keep reading but that I wanted to keep reading. In other novels I sometimes find a point that feels like a lull that I need to push myself to get through to see what happens, but there were no spots like that in this one. It was a very enjoyable, engaging read.

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