Thursday, September 10, 2009

Blog Tour of Susan Kearney's Lucan, Part Two


Set at some future time when the Earth's survival is uncertain, Lucan is forced to travel to a distant planet of Pendragon in his search for King Arthur's Holy Grail. The Grail is the possible solution to the infertility problem that is facing mankind. If Lucan fails, his whole race faces extinction.

Lady Cael is the high priestess of Pendragon. Trained in her duties from a young age, Cael has been isolated since her family was forbidden to touch her at age five. She is equally revered and feared by her people because of her properties as a dragonshaper. It is forbidden to touch a dragonshaper. When she first meets Lucan, she is surprised that he is unafraid and treats her like a woman.

Lady Cael and Lucan narrowly escape the fire at the excavation site. Unsure of who sabotaged the search for the Holy Grail, Lady Cael and Lucan are forced into hiding. As they work together each with their own secrets, they fall deeply in love. When their secrets are revealed, Lady Cael and Lucan must work together to save those that they love and their threatened peoples.


This is the first Susan Kearney novel that I've read and the first in her new series The Pendragon Legacy. I loved Lucan. First, the characters draw you in. You find yourself sympathizing with Lady Cael from the start of the novel. She feels her isolation deeply but is committed to serving her family and her peopled as the High Priestess. You wish that she could have something beyond the Pendragon equivalent of the life of a vestal virgin. I admit to hoping that Lady Cael would indulge in a show of strength or black humor when faced with her jealous and mean spirited sisters. Lucan is a wonderful romantic lead: strong, a scholar of ancient languages, funny, fiercely protective of Lady Cael. I don't want to reveal too much of the plot, but Lucan reminded me of a mix of Luke Skywalker and Indiana Jones with special powers.

Whether you're looking for a romantic read or a fun fantasy novel, I highly recommend Lucan. I'm very much looking forward to reading the next in the Pendragon Legacy. In the meantime, I'll look for Susan Kearney's older novels!

Publisher: Forever (September 5, 2009), 368 pages.
Courtesy of the publisher.

To read an excerpt, visit Susan Kearney's website.

Sign up to win a copy of Lucan on Starting Fresh or from one of the many participating blogs listed below!

Participating Sites: - Sept. 9 giveaway - Sept. 9 review, giveaway, and Q&A. - Sept. 9 review and guest post - Sept. 10 review, giveaway, guest post - Sept. 10 review and giveaway - Q&A - Sept. 11review, giveaway, and Q&A - Sept. 12 review - Sept. 14 review, giveaway, and Q&A - Sept. 14 review and giveaway - Sept. 15 giveaway - Sept. 16 Guest blog and giveaway. - Sept. 17 review, giveaway, and Q&A - Sept. 17 review, giveaway, and Q&A - Sept. 17 review and giveaway - Sept. 18 review, giveaway, guest post - Sept. 18 review and giveaway - Sept. 19 giveaway and guest post - Sept. 20 review and giveaway - Sept. 20 review and giveaway - Sept. 21 giveaway - Sept. 21 giveaway - Sept. 22 giveaway and guest post - review, giveaway, Q&A

Thank you so much to Susan Kearney and Anna and Hatchette Books Group for this opportunity!

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