I received a Ebook ARC of "The Legend of Michael" in return for my honest opinion. This is the first book I've ever read of this author. The Legend of Michael is the first book in Lisa Renee Jones new Zodiac Series. Let me start with the back cover blurb.
HE IS A LETHAL WEAPON…
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.
HE IS HER ENEMY…AND HER DESTINY…
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…
The Hero: Michael
He is sin and satisfaction, lust and damnation, a lethal weapon created from the greed of man. A human soldier injected with alien DNA, he is one of many, yet none are like him, a legend within this new race, split between good and evil. Untamable, he has walked on the dark side, returned to the light, but it matters not, for he is feared, misunderstood—lethal in all ways possible. Women desire him, lust for the mysterious warrior, hungry for the raw passion that touches his every breath. Men envy his stature, his power; they lust to control him. But there is no controlling a creature such as he, no taming the primal fires within him. He is the past, he is the future.
He is Michael.
This is a exciting new paranormal series that originates at area 51. The book starts with a glossary of sorts that explains different terminology you'll read throughout the book. It's alot to remember but i found it helpful as i read the book. The book comes in two parts. The first part is a extended prologue of sorts to intro to the characters and the 2nd part really gets into the meat of the story. I'll admit i wasn't sure about the whole alien DNA thing. It kind of put me off at first but once i got going into the story it's nothing really to do with aliens per say at all. Follow that logic? Michael is one of the soldiers injected with alien DNA that's meant to make him a better badder soldier. It works too but it enhances what you already are. For Michael he's not sure what he's becoming when it becomes evident that some soldiers that were bad before are wholly evil now. He's not sure if he's bad or good based on his family history. He meets Cassandra and her father is the man who started all this. For the soldiers injected with the alien DNA there is this thing called a lifebond in which the male soldiers find a link with a female and there is a primal need to bond. Cassandra is Michael's lifebond but he thinks being with her will put her in danger and tries to avoid the whole thing. His inner demons work him through the book on this as a set of twin brother face off on opposite sides for control of the GTECHs which is what the soldiers injected with alien DNA are called. This is a really complex story will with love determination and inner struggles. Even so it was easy to read and once you figure out all the terminology ( which isn't hard) you really can get into it. I really enjoyed it. Michael is one tough SOB but Cassandra is just as tough in different ways. I look forward to the next story in this series. You can check out a couple excerpts for "The Legend of Michael" and the next two books in this series by going to Lisa Renee Jones website by clicking here. Right now i can't think of anything i didn't like. I thought it was well paced the characters interesting and a great story. I'm looking forward to some of the other characters stories now and getting to know them. PS. There is a excerpt to the next Zodius book at the back of "The Legend of Michael". I give this one 4 out of 5 Modokker Book Picks stars. I've heard the paperback version is already available for purchase early thru Amazon but you have to preorder the ebook version still.