Thursday, February 21, 2008

Review - Jane's Warlord


Title: Jane’s Warlord
Author: Angela Knight
Publishing Date: 2004
Genre: Paranormal (Futuristic)
Rating: B+
Sensuality: Burning

Baran Arvid is a genetically enhanced super soldier sent 300 years into the past to protect Jane Colby. Druas, a sadistic psychopath, has been jumping back in time ruthlessly slaying humans. Jane is his next intended victim.

Angela Knight does a good job building Baran’s futuristic world. I found the details and descriptions of the futuristic toys, such as the jumpsuit that catapults them into the past, very interesting. I also enjoyed Baran’s partner Freika, a genetically engineered timber wolf with a vocalizer. He added a bit of humor the story that was needed as a way to balance out the grimness of the murders. Baran is my kind of hero; strong, sexy, very dominant and protective without being a jerk. Jane is a good match for Baran. She is smart, brave and trusting. Thankfully, she never compromises Baran during his mission.

My one gripe with the story was (and I don’t know if I am getting squeamish in my old age or what) the suspense part of the book seemed particularly gruesome. It is hard for me to jump from one scene of horrific torture, to a make-out session in the bedroom. I can only suspend my disbelief to a certain extent. Also, there was a conflict with Jane’s father I would have liked to have seen resolved in more detail. Even so, this was a well conceived story and I was sorry to see it end. I actually would have liked for it to have been longer and seen more of Baran’s futuristic world.


Wendy said...

This is the one book by Knight that really clicked for me (I think I graded it a B+ as well). I loved the Terminator style plot and I liked that the futuristic plot wasn't too "science-y."

Kristie (J) said...

I really enjoyed this one too and wish she would write more about this interesting futuristic world. I've tried others by her but so far only this one has worked for me. It did work quite well though!

Jill D. said...

Kristie and Wendy, It's so funny that you should say that this particular book worked for you when others of hers didn't. I have read Master of the Night and I didn't like it. I haven't read anymore of that series because I didn't like that book. The only reason why I did read Jane's Warlord was because it was rated in the top ten for erotic romance on AAR. I am glad I did though, because I really enjoyed this book.

Christine said...

Yet another book that sits on my TBR shelf unread. So many books, not enough time to read!

Jill D. said...

Christine, This is a fun easy read. Definitely try and get to it.

I know what you mean, for every book I read two more pop up to take its place!