Posted October 2010
*can be read as a standalone
Title: Atlantis Betrayed
Author: Alyssa Day
Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (September 7, 2010)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Warriors of Poseidon, Book 6
Rating 4 Stars
Heat Level I
What could Christophe, powerful Warrior of Poseidon, have in common with Fiona Campbell, the notorious jewel thief known as the Scarlet Ninja? Answer: The Siren, a legendary Crown Jewel that Fiona has targeted for her next heist. It's said to be worth millions, but to Christophe it's invaluable. For the Siren also happens to be one of the missing jewels from Poseidon's trident. But breaking into the Tower of London is a two-person job, and Christophe and Fiona must team up to commit the crime of the century.
An author’s true talent comes through in not what is being written, but how. Are there subplots generated throughout the book, and does everything comes together in the end? Details are also important…a simple look, the arch of an eyebrow, etc. can make all the difference to the moment. Especially when building a surrounding scene. Can you see the colors, feel the breeze…experience the heat in a moment of passion? Alyssa Day is such an author. You forget your reading as the scenes come to life.
Alyssa Day’s, Atlantis Betrayed is full of bombshells. Beginning with the surprising circumstances Christophe and Fiona meet under, and the motivation behind their working together. They continue to drop throughout the book, each one exposing another interesting twist as the intrigue surrounding the priceless gem know as the Siren becomes more apparent.
Her very clever interaction of the secondary characters is instrumental to the story. As sarcastically witty dialogue is tossed back and forth, she uses this mischievous bantering to defuse the sometimes precarious tension between them.
Using the legend of the lost city Atlantis as the backdrop, and its resurfacing taking place on the eve of humanity’s destruction is ingenious. Why? Well the legend it’s self: “…that after the people of Atlantis became so corrupt and greedy, the gods decided to destroy them. A violent earthquake shook the land, giant waves rolled over the shores, and the island sank into the sea, never to be seen again” (Lee Krystek, 2006). Sounds eerily close to what is happening around the world now. Interesting? The debate is still being waged today whether Atlantis was just a fable created by Plato to make a point, or if there is some reason to think he was referring to a real place.
Fiction or fact who knows who cares? Alyssa Day takes just enough of the legend behind Atlantis, and with just the right spins makes it seem conceivable of its existence and the possibility that in the midst of its return will bring with it those luscious sexy dangerous men, the Poseidon Warriors. Just makes your mouth water thinking about it doesn’t it???? Her version of this tale is as enchanting as the fairy tales that the heroine of the story writes, and as vivid as the illustrations she paints…(mmm). J
I for one can never get enough stories like these, where the good guys always win, and the splendors are endless, and of course it goes without mention; the smokin’ hot sex scenes with dreamy lick-a-lious alpha studs steaming up the pages don’t hurt the fantasy either! (I guess it did need mentioning) J