After reading “Atlantis Rising,” contrary to everything that I had heard about this first part of the series “Warriors of Poseidon ,” I was delighted. Only two hours after I started reading it, I was almost to the middle of the book. With such a delight I read this book - it was like an oasis in this stoppage of mine because of the end of my university education. Of course, there are always some risks - in a month or two I had not read any fantasy, and I had lowered my expectations to the basis of my admiration for this book.
Every single reader of course should consider for himself whether this book is great or not. And here’s my opinion - in short I can describe this book with these words: action, horror, drama,
love, gods and goddesses and their pawns in a world in which different genres of fantasy collide. Empaths, long lost of their kind Atlantas meet with shapeshifters , vampires, and Atlantas, of course , and people between them act as a bargaining chip , as well as an arbitrate between their battles.
The pros of the book are: the action takes place dynamically, concise and in a logical sequence. No unnecessary scenes, everything is very precise and knotted. Things can be traced , but , of course , not to overdo it , there is still a thrill of all the tension that builds . Each battle becomes increasingly more fierce and involved major powers with the turning of the pages. I like especially how the author has made the scenes short enough not to be boring and also long enough to understand what was going on and how it works, and with great finesse and understandable words. This feature is present in each stage of the book.
The main characters are extremely strong and bold beings. With the exception of the major descriptions in the character of Riley, the main female character, all others have a special way of appearing as characters of such books. Of course, I put it in the pros because there have to be present a little of everything - and something for everyone . As I mentioned Riley - she is an exceptional character that amazes every time with words and deeds. As Conlan said she never says what is expected. In her madness she even reached the moment when she called Poseidon a “disgusting cad” while she mocked ...