Lilia C. (lsinnrs) reviewed Vampire in Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 7) on
I love this series. However, over the last three books, Ms Day has fizzled out. The characters are flat; although the beginning is interesting and full of promise, it falls flat. The plot is slow moving and Daniel and his Serai lack the sparkle and sizzle of the first books. I found myself skipping just to finish. Hopefully Alaric and Quinn will bring this series back to life.
Great paranormal romance with an action plot. Some series are like TV sitcoms, they go stale rather quickly. Not this one! Alyssa Day manages to give each book its own fresh view of the world while moving the series story arc along and resolving the main story line.
The hero is Daniel who has played an enigmatic role through several of the previous books. Weve known him by several names [Daniel/Devon/Drakos/Demetrios] and in several roles most recently he had become the vampire head of state. Our story starts with him telling them all to shove it and going out to meet the sun in the middle of the reflecting pool on the Washington DC mall Good plan until SOMEONE interfered and smacked him clear to Atlantis.
Those who have been following the series know that somewhere in Atlantis lies a vault of ancient, sleeping maidens who were put into stasis 11000 years ago to be married off to Atlantean Royals as needed. [This was a very big issue in the first book as the heroine was neither Atlantean or even a maiden and Conlan fell in love with her anyway.] Our heroine is Serai, one of these maidens, rudely yanked into the here-and-now by the malfunctioning Emperor gem yet another of the gems Atlantis needs before it can rise above the waves. More importantly, the gem is harming the remaining [still sleeping] maidens and hurting her as well. She flees Atlantis with the help of the Portal [which now has a presence and an over-the-top verbal attitude] and Daniel who materializes at her feet. Seems she and Daniel were in love with each other back in the old, still-above-the-waves Atlantis and both had been told the other was dead. Talk about an ages old, long unrequited love! Can a vampire mage and an Atlantean princess find happiness while tracking down the missing gem, fighting off other vampires, witches, and the paranormal ops troops? And then figure out how to use the gem to save the remaining maidens? Sure they can
Another big change of scene in this book, most of it is set in and around the red rock country of Sedona, Arizona. Poseidon makes an appearance towards the end of the book and makes it REALLY clear he doesnt like the area at all.
There are some real bombshells laid on the story arc which are obviously setups for the next book. Serai makes it clear that priests dont have to be celibate, in fact are stronger magic users when they are balanced within the soul-meld. Big news for Alaric and Quinn. The Portal informs the warriors in Atlantis that no one can assist Serai and Daniel because they are being tested and refuses to transport anyone out of Atlantis. Daniel gives over being Primus to Nicholas; another bad vampire who seems to be trying make changes from within. Then Alaric, Quinn and tiger Jack disappear when supposedly on their way back to Atlantis
Warriors of Poseidon Series
1. Atlantis Rising (2007)
2. Wild Hearts in Atlantis short story in Wild Thing
I am not reading this series in order which can affect the ratings of these books.
Overall I enjoyed this one. The banter was in weird places and a little off but still fun. If I was Daniel I don't think I would be able to forgive Conlan and Justice for how prejudice they are towards him.
Serai was a little too much of a "princess" in attitude for me but I grew to like her for her compassion and understanding.
The plotline is a little slower and there is one scene in particular that's written word for word in her next book (Alaric and Quinn's story). That part I didn't care for. I always feel that if you are going to reuse scenes in your books, you should make from a different perspective.
Otherwise it's a decent read. I liked how sometimes the baddies in these series aren't really who they seem to be. I actually think Day writes more interesting bad guys than main characters at times.
Vampire Dnaniel and Atlantis mason Serai met and fell in love when Atlantis was still above the sea. Following a brutal attack on the seven isles they were each told the other was dead. After Atlantis sank to the bottom of the ocean, Serai was put into stasis with other maidens to be future brides for pure blood Atlanteans. Daniel ended up in America where he fought to help save humanity. By a twist of fate the two were reunited.
This story is one of my favorites. Daniel was present in the other books always on the side of the Atlanteans and humans.
Both Daniel and Serai have great power which they need to find one of the seven stones of Poseidon's trident.
Great book great series.