The always excellent Kearney takes Arthurian legends and gives them her own spin in this third Pendragon Legacy novel. As the battle to save Earth continues, Kearney sets up an interesting dynamic for her vivid protagonists: Fighting for the greater good sometimes means taking extreme actions. As always in this author's novels, the attraction sizzles, but for these lovers, is it true attraction or forced manipulation?
Earth is in turmoil after the discovery that the planet has been infiltrated by ancient enemies known as the Tribes. All of this makes the work of Vivianne Blackstone's Vesta Corporation on the new spaceship Draco even more critical. But Vivianne is disturbed to discover that her brilliant head engineer Jordan McArthur is not who he appears to be.
During his very long life, Jordan has been known by a number of names, but the most familiar would be Merlin. He knows that the only way to stop the Tribes is to locate and piece together an ancient artifact. To do that, Jordan commandeers and prematurely launches Draco. Now, with Vivianne and a skeleton crew, Jordan must find the artifact and stop his most deadly foe. (FOREVER, Mar., 416 pp., $6.99)