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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lucan by Susan Kearney (Book Review)

Title: Lucan
Author: Susan Kearney
Publisher: Forever

First Sentence: Cael was going to die.

My synopsis: Lucan had been searching earth for any clues as to the location of Avalon and the Holy Grail. His quest was for his twin sister, Marisa, as she was having trouble conceiving a child. His hope was that he could bring her this joy if and when he found the grail. In his search he discovers a star map that depicts Avalon as being on a moon named Pendragon - could it be true?

After 8 years of training and travel, Lucan finds himself on Pendragon, working with a team of scientists who have been trying to bring down a shield that is surrounding Avalon. The team is from Pendragon and they are not aware that there is a traveler from Earth among them. Their goal is to breach Avalon and find the Holy Grail. Complicating this mission though, is a sinkhole that has formed under Avalon, causing the ground to be unstable. Their time is limited before the military is going to claim the project as their own.

Lady Cael is the High Priestess of Pendragon. This role leads her to live a solitary life, without family, without friends, without a mate. She is a dragonshaper and there is only one born at a time on Pendragon. When she is gone, one will be born to take her place. Her people respect her and fear her - but none are close enough to really know her - until Lucan. As he has not been raised on Pendragon (which she does not know), he does not know about her dragonshaping abilities or that to touch her means certain death by the Elders. As the outer shield of Avalon comes down, thanks to Lucan and Lady Cael, they are thrown into an adventure which may just cost them their lives. If they fail, Earth, Pendragon, and the entire galaxy's survival may cease to exist.

My thoughts: Only in the last year have I started reading paranormal romances - werewolves, vampires, etc and actually enjoying them. I have never been a fan of science fiction though. When I started reading this one and all of a sudden we are on Pendragon and other races, I thought - boyo - what have I gotten myself into - and considered putting down the book. Before I knew it though, I was halfway through it and wanted to finish. I read the book in a day! This is the first book in The Pendragon Legacy series with book 2, Rion, coming out in December. You meet Rion in Lucan and it will be interesting to see what he is all about in his own book! Yes, I am now a fan.

You can win Lucan by entering my giveaway! You can get an extra entry in the giveaway by leaving a meaningful comment here.

Publisher/Publication Date: Forever, Sept 5, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-446-54331-6
368 pages

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