Review: Jordan by Susan Kearney

Jordan by Susan Kearney

Jordan by Susan Kearney
Pendragon Legacy Trilogy, Book 3
Genre: Paranormal Romance Futuristic
Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Published: February 23, 2010 by Forever
ISBN: 978-0446543330
Received From: Hachette Book Group


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 Ramblings:

Vivianne Blackstone brought herself up from having nothing to becoming the CEO and owner of a billion dollar business, Vesta Corporation. Vesta Corporation is now in the public eye while it builds the spaceship Draco, which is the one hope Earth has against being conquered by the terrifying Tribes. Jordan McArthur, who had fought against the Tribes the first time they tried to conquer Earth, has secured a position as one of the lead engineers building Draco. Information has come to Vivianne’s attention that puts suspicion on Jordan as a possible member of the Tribe.

Jordan has to find an ancient artifact, the only thing capable of saving the galaxies from the Tribes. To do this Jordan launches the Draco prematurely with Vivianne and a handful of engineers on board, to search for the artifact. In prematurely launching the Draco Jordan has only heightened Vivianne’s suspicions of him plus Jordan’s secretive nature doesn’t help Vivianne’s opinion of him either.

I know just enough about the tale of King Arthur and the knights of the round table, that Kearney's intergalactic twist on the this old legend was a very entertaining and fast read. Jordan had just the right combination of adventure, mystery and romance. The romance between Jordan and Vivianne was absolutely believable; Vivianne doubted and believed in Jordan at the same places I did as I read. Jordan was steadfast, brave and loyal; all qualities that I admired in hero. And the passion between these two was red hot from the get go.

I especially enjoyed the secondary characters of engineers; they were just geeky enough that the geek girl in me got a real kick out of several scenes in the book with these inexperienced space travelers.

One thing that really caught my attentions were the quotes at the beginning of each chapter from various book characters plus a few outside ones. These quotes were hints to the oncoming chapter. Here are two non-spoiler quotes that resonant with life in general:

"If you love someone, you'd give up everything for them. But if they love you, they won't ask you to." - Lady Guinevere

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breath away." - George Carlin

Jordan was an exciting and satisfying conclusion to the Pendragon Legacy trilogy. For me all ends were tied and I was very satisfied with the ending. While each book in this trilogy can be read as a stand alone, I think to get the full enjoyment out this trilogy you should try giving all the books a go.

My Rating: Really Liked it

Places you can find Susan: Web Site

Pendragon Legacy Trilogy:

  1. Lucan
  2. Rion
  3. Jordan

Other Ramblings:


Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Very nice review hon! I am looking forward to reading this series! Hope all is going well hon!

Chris said...

Hmm. I might even have a book or two of this series on my shelf. *squints over to see*

Donna said...

Cecile - Thanks! Everything good here, hope the same goes for you. :)

Chris - The first one a little over the top for my taste but the last two were good reading.

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

This is one of those authors who I've been meaning to read for awhile now. I love anything with King Arthur in it. I'm going to have put this one on my to read list!

Donna said...

Colette - I've always been interested in legend of King Arthur too, and I really like how Susan Kearney put a scifi twist on it all.

Leontine said...

I'm very happy that I have this trilogy on the shelves, the premise sounds so very interesting. I loved the quotes you put in your review and the way you describe the blend of romance, mystery and adventure, that is important to me too :)

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds cool, I have thought so from book 1 :)
Perhaps one day

Donna said...

Leontine - I lucked out back in Dec. I won the first two books so I was able to read the trilogy back to back. All of the books in this trilogy have plenty of adventure and romance, loved that.

Linda - Hopefully sooner rather than later. :)

ColleenFL said...

I've only read the first book so far. I need to catch up!

Donna said...

Colleen - If you liked Lucan then you'll really enjoy the next two. :)

Erotic Horizon said...

I saw these books and hope one day to try this author...

I must finish off my Robin Owens series first though..

Love your thoughts on this..


Donna said...

EH - This series got me to thinking I'd like read more space opera, something that I haven't been too keen on doing in the past.

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