"An intriguing romantic twist on the Atlantis legend."
Conlon is high Prince of Atlantis and just returned after
seven years in the clutches of Anubisa the evil vampire
goddess. His warriors while happy to have him back are not
sure they can trust him after being tortured for so long.
However his personal healer/friend, Alaric, and high priest
to Poseidon has given a clean bill of physical and mental
Learning that Poseidon's trident has been stolen, Conlon
leaves almost immediately for the surface not waiting for
his warriors who soon follow. With out the trident, Conlon
cannot ascend to the throne. However once upon the surface
his mind is bombarded with heavy emotions of another. At
first it disorients him, until he realizes who ever it is,
is in danger.
Riley Dawson, an empath and works as a social worker, is
seeking some solace and relief from her day where she
witnessed the death of her client. She knows there is a
curfew for humans at night because of the vampires and
shape shifters that now inhabit their world. But because of
the extreme pain and stress she goes to the beach anyway
for Riley has always felt much peace when she is near the
water. Unfortunately, the curfew is there for a reason and
now there are a few unsavory characters that have spotted
her and are closing in quick.
Riley is no flower and she knows how to defend herself, but
she is outnumbered and there is only so much self defense
can offer. Determined not to give up she prepares to take a
self defense stance. It is then that Conlon appears and
saves the day. Feeling grateful, stunned and confused,
Riley realizes she has a strong connection to this man's
mind and reaches out to find out more. Conlon realizes
this woman has touched him at a personal level that no
other has, and that simultaneously stirs his lust and
scares him. Could she be a tool to destroy him or is she
his perfect match?
Alyssa Day's book Atlantis Rising was an intense,
fascinating and sometimes gritty, romantic read. I truly
enjoy the alpha in her warriors but even further
appreciated the women who did not cave or cater to it. The
intensity of this book, for me, was due to the villains
that are so over the top evil. You can't help but cheer on
the warriors as they fight for justice and the safety of
our world. It is quite obvious there are many more stories
to be told and that Ms. Day has created a world and
warriors to help satisfy that craving for more books.
Reviewed by Mindy Lobaugh
Posted April 7, 2007