Atlantis Awakening (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 2)
Atlantis Awakening - Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 2 Author:Alyssa Day To rescue the world from an overwhelming evil, Poseidon's warriors have risen from the Atlantis. Chief among them is Ven, serving as the King's Vengeance by birthright and by battle challenge. None can conquer him - except perhaps for one human female... The warrior... Ven's mind is filled with duty. He mus serve as Atlantean liaison... more » to the humans in a war waged against the vampires. A sword is his weapon - not diplomacy. But on a mission to recover the Nereid's Heard - a ruby of immense power - it will take every ounce of strength he possesses to resist the sexual allure of the beautiful witch chosen to work with him. And the witch... Erin's heart is filled with vengeance. She lives only for the chance to punish those who murdered her family. Now she must partner with a legendary Atlantean warrior whose dark desire threatens to crash through the barriers she built around her emotions - and her heart. Caught in a trap of shifting alliances, how long can Ven and Erin resist their awakening passion?« less
If you are (like me) a fan of anime, this novel will totally stoke you.
It reads like one of those weird anime yarns with people sprouting powers literally out of the blue, 500-yr-old bodylicious and lustful warrior dudes that look like Brad Pitt, witch ladies in love (and in peril), villians that are evil evil evil -vampires too-, witch covens gone bad, shape-shifters in love, nereids singing, all wrapped up into 284 pages. Add to that an enormously ancient and powerful artifact that HAS to be retreived by the heroine and hero.
Dang, where is Superman when you need him? (or better yet, Zechs Marquise on board the TallGeese!)
I certainly loved the funny repartee, and the references to modern times that bring a touch of the mundane to an otherwise too alien background.
About the structure of the novel itself, I HATE disconstructed sentences! And Ms. Day has this particular bad habit. And it annoys me. And it distracts me. Sends the suspension of disbelief crashing down. And it annoys me.
So, if you are all for twisting plots that barely make sense, battles that need a military consultant, and elements-wielding 6-pack-rock-abs warrior dudes in desperate need of Dr. Ruth, this book is certainly your cup of tea.
Erin (witch, gem singer) meets Ven (Atlantean warrior) and plan to take down Caligula (master vampire). I liked this story (series) because even for the multiple storylines and character cutaways you still have a rich feeling of storytelling and can't wait to get finished and continue with the next book in the series. Atlantis Unleashed is Justice's story. His long blue braid always had me a little bit curious about "is he for real?" So I think we learn more about his background in the next book. I also have yet to read the 2 novellas connected to this series. I hate that Alyssa Day does not have more books out there to catch up on. I like the whole Atlantis hero based storyline.
Day has constructed a really great fantasy world. Lots of likable characters that you want to find out more about, a truly evil villain and an interesting mythology. This installment did not disappoint. Looking forward to reading more. Recommended for fans of Kresley Cole and Jacquelyn Frank.
I think it helps if you read the series in order because Day doesn't give good background information for you to gain appreciation for the storyline or characters.
Ven is one of my favorite characters. You really have to tolerate eye-rolling puns and silliness to like this series though. Erin was good but for someone who wants to stop a big baddie, I wished her magic was more offense than defense.
The plot is the same throughout the series with different characters. There are some areas that were a bit choppy but overall it was a fun read. It won't change your life but good enough to spend a few hours in the midst of alpha males, clever humans, witches, vampires, goddesses, etc....
Ven is a furious warrior and protector of his brother Prince Conlan. He's always joking and teasing with his brother warriors and using derogatory humor against the enemy. Funny guy and the best fighter to have at your back in a dangerous situation.