Review: Prodigal (Maelstrom Chronicles #3) by Jody Wallace

September 20, 2016 Review 0

Review: Prodigal (Maelstrom Chronicles #3) by Jody Wallace

He nearly destroyed the world, but with her help, he can save it.

Adam Alsing—at least that’s what they tell him his name is—has no idea who he is or why he’s huddled naked in the snow next to a mysterious silver pod. When a gorgeous, no-nonsense sheriff by the name of Claire Lawson rescues him, she explains the planet’s under attack—and he’s been missing for over two years. The problem is, what he doesn’t remember can kill them.

Keeping the peace in her post-apocalyptic town is all the trouble Sheriff Claire Lawson can handle. Until the MIA Chosen One—the guy who could have prevented the apocalypse—interrupts her supply run. The Shipborn aliens want to study him, and what’s left of the Terran government wants to lock him up. But his charming demeanor and his desire to help, along with his sexy smile, has Claire fighting her better judgment to keep Adam around. For now.

Title: Prodigal
Author: Jody Wallace
Series: Maelstrom Chronicles #3
Published by Entangled Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: September 5, 2016
Genres: Sci Fi Romance
Pages: 361
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
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The more I read Sci-Fi romances the more I love them. Honestly, I love a good PNR but something futuristic, SciFi-ish gets my blood pumping. It’s the possibilities that it might happen that gets me every time. In the case with Maelstrom Chronicles, please don’t let it happen!

Prodigal is my first venture into this series, which is always a risk when stepping into an established series. So no lying here, I did find myself lost everyone in a while. The author did a good job of bringing the story up to speed for us newbies, but I still floundered around a bit. It took a while to puzzle the title, Adam and the who’s who. Obviously, Adam is the ‘Prodigal’ son coming home but the where and why of his absence, that took a while to puzzle out. The other thing I struggled with was keeping straight, all the aliens (that is so not PC of me to say). Shipborn, demons, Angeli, shades, etc, etc…leviathan? Who was good and who was bad was clear but the origins, not so much.

Putting aside my confusions, I really enjoyed myself. Claire is a tough cookie and rough around the edges. She’s sassy and protects fiercely, those around her. Adam is almost a tabula rasa. I say almost because he has the quirky habits of quoting his movies, movies he doesn’t remember. What he lacks in knowing his past is made up for in his charisma and a need to help. Not everybody is thrilled (Understatement!) that he is back with most wanting to ditch the Chosen One out somewhere where the shades could get him. The dynamics between these two make for some of the best parts of the book.

The other half of what had my loving this book was everything else. There’s plenty of action that keep this story moving at a fast pace. A stellar cast of survivors, battling it out to reclaim their planet. On top of that, the not so human characters that are on the human side. Despite my attempt to sort all the out, I thoroughly enjoyed the. My personal favorite and I can probably say he/she/it will be everybody else’s’ as well: Ship. Ship is well, the alien ship. So much more than an AI, he, yes I’m going to assign a male gender here, is the sentient brain of the ship. More than Hal, he is on the Helva (Old Sci-Fi book references here) level. I dare you to read this book and NOT like Ship.

My first book by author Jody Wallace and I’m an instant fan. I see she writes Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, which is going to bump her straight into my recommendation bucket. The way Prodigal ended it had a bit of a series finale to me. I’m really hoping it isn’t the case because if nothing else, I need more Ship. I’m not giving anything away here so let me just say there darn well better be another book to this series. I will now patiently (Yeah right!) wait for news on another book in this series.






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