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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Review: Atlantis Rising by Alyssa Day


Atlantis Rising
by Alyssa Day
Paranormal Romance

(more like 4.5 flaming feathers!)

Eleven thousand years ago, the sea god Poseidon assigned select warriors to protect humankind before the city of Atlantis was swallowed by the sea. Conlan, the high prince of Atlantis has broken of free of his torment by the evil Anubisa and is in search of the Trident, a relic that many people are after.

Instead, he encounters Riley Dawson, a social worker who seems to be having the day from hell. After her life has been threatened twice in the same night, she finds her saviour, the mysterious man who can control water, very alluring. Throughout the book, Conlan and Riley fight their attraction for one another. But as is the case with all romances, they can’t bare to stay away from each other.

I really enjoyed the characters in this series. In fact, I can’t wait to read about some of the other warriors of Poseidon! Riley was a great heroine. She was strong, smart and witty while also being vulnerable at the same time. I liked her confidence even as she was being thrust into a world she didn’t know existed before. She was a perfect match for Conlan, who seems completely enamoured by his little empath.

Ven and Alaric are the two that I want to read about! I loved Ven’s care-free attitude and his hilarious bantering with the other warriors. And poor Alaric! I am interested to hear what happens next with him and Quinn! Each of the warriors have their own personal curses they must deal with and I am very curious to see how things turn out for each of them. This book was a success in piquing my curiosity.

But it’s the worldbuilding that really caught my attention in this book. Ms. Day crafts such a complex and intriguing world that from just the prologue alone, I could tell how much research went into this novel. It was great to read about her take on the Atlantis tale and the little tweaks here and there where she inserted unexpected creatures. I especially liked the concept of vampires taking over Congress and the shapeshifters ruling the media. Very unique and highly entertaining. I’m sure as the series progresses, we’ll discover more to the wonderful world that Day has created.

I am very excited to read the rest of the books in this series. I’m sure they will be as promising as this first instalment in the Warriors of Poseidon. I’m so ready for Ven!
 





9 comments:

Belle said...

Oooh love the sound of this book! Thanks for the great review :D

Under the Covers said...

Thanks Belle! Hope you find it your style!

Sophia Rose said...

I always like reading the first book in many series when a writer has created a new fantasy world for me to visit and new races/or takes on races for me to meet.

This series does look good.

Di said...

I came back to read reviews of Alyssa's books before entering a giveaway. I wanted to be sure I was interested in reading this series - I am!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I love Day's world building and this was a fabulous start to an awesome series.

xander_316 said...

I love the Warriors of Poseidon series by Alyssa Day - ALL of her books are worth reading :)

IdentitySeeker said...

"vampires taking over Congress and the shapeshifters ruling the media"? Really? Wow! Now I'm intrigued! Great review! Look forward to reading this one:)

Sarah

Andrea I said...

I look forward to reading this series.

Helen said...

this series sounds great would so love to read these