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One of an army of human soldiers injected with alien DNA, Michael is a legend within this new race, split between good and evil. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side and returned to the light. Feared and misunderstood, he leaves everything behind, including the one woman destined to be his mate.


Fate leads Michael back to Cassandra Powell, for she holds the key to defending his comrades. With their loyalties divided between duty and the people they love, only together can Cassandra and Michael overcome insurmountable odds to save humanity from the wrath of a madman.

But no ordinary woman can control a creature such as Michael, and only one thing is clear—the world will never be the same…

My Review:

The Legend Of Michael is the first book in Lisa Renee Jones’ Zodius series. And what a start it is! Jones has created an absorbing, edgy, and compelling world of the Zodius Soldiers. This action packed story grabbed me from the first page. I couldn’t put this book down.

The first part of the book takes place a year in to the Zodius Project. This section introduces us to the characters that are key to this story and series. Not only do you meet Michael and Cassandra, you meet Caleb and Adam Rain, identical twins who react oppositely to the alien DNA. You also meet Cassandra’s father, General Powell, the man who started and runs the Zodius Project. Part one ends with a Zodius up rising.

Part two takes place two years later. Adam Rain is leading a group of Zodius Soldiers who want to get rid of the weak humans. Caleb Rain is leading a group of Renegade Zodius Soldiers who are trying to protect humans from Adam. Michael has spent the past two years working under cover for Caleb in Adam’s inner circle. Cassandra has spent the time in Germany working until her father recruits her to help end the mess with the Zodius Soldiers.

This story is an amazing romantic science fiction suspense story. The complex story lines and action packed sequences flow together nicely. The chemistry between Michael and Cassandra is hot and compelling. This book and the snippet for the next book left me wanting more. I will definitely be reading the next book in the series The Renegade Conquest which is scheduled to be released in November 2011.

I give The Legend Of Michael a 5 Horseshoe rating!!!

The Legend Of Michael is available from Amazon in Print and Kindle editions and from Barnes and Noble in Print and Nook Editions.

Publication Details:

Author Lisa Renee Jones
Title The Legend Of Michael
Number of Pages 382
Publication Date May 2011
Publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 978-1-4022-5156-6