Rion, by Susan Kearney
Publisher: Forever (Hachette Book Group)
Author Susan Kearney is a native of New Jersey, writes full time and has sold books to the industries' top publishing houses. As an award-winning author, Kearney earned a Business Degree from the University of Michigan. Her knowledge and experience spans throughout the romance genre, and her fifty plus books include contemporary, romantic suspense, historical, futuristic, science fiction and paranormal novels-- with Lucan available now as part of this series, and Jordan coming in March 2010. She resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and children.
Listed as book two in the Pendragon Legacy, this story follows where Lucan left off with Marisa Rourke and Rion. Marisa is a beautiful telepath, and one of the few dragonshapers on Earth who can tame others. Rion knows that the only way he can save his home planet of Honor is to get Marisa to help. Honor, having been enslaved and its people tortured by the Unari- a tribe traveling galaxy to galaxy on their own quest and taking power as they go- has just one hope left. Marisa also know that by helping Rion, she is helping Earth, as the Unari have Earth in their sights next and plan the same destruction for her home planet as they did for Rion’s. With the attraction to each other undeniable, they soon discover a link involving the chemistry between them and a way to channel their powers to stop their mutual enemy. But they need to work together before this enemy destroys them all.
Although I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Lucan, I must say that I found this one, Rion, much more riveting than the first. And for a futuristic romance, more believable too. I don’t want to put up a spoiler alert, but I was wondering through the whole book how “Jordan” played into this series for the third book, and I was not let down by the reveal towards the end of the story. That book proves to be an anticipated one as well.
Susan Kearney proves yet again that stellar writing can shape and define any genre to make it believable and engaging. The setting was well-crafted and easily pictured as she takes you through the galaxy to different cultures and planets. The romance in this book was strong and hot, and without issuing a spoiler again, very inventive to use the attraction between them as a way to save the world. A recommended read!
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