Review: Atlantis Unleashed by Alyssa Day

Posted June 4, 2009 by Casee in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Casee‘s review of Atlantis Unleashed (Warriors of Poisdeon Series, Book 4) by Alyssa Day.

A warrior prince…Lord Justice made the ultimate sacrifice for his brother and paid for it with an unimaginable torture. Now he’s back, rescued from death, his sanity shaken, and his mission inescapable—the search for the lost Star of Artemis. But the beautiful human female whom he has sworn to protect is shadowed by an evil that could destroy them both…

A woman of science…The archaeological artifacts of Atlantis speak to Dr. Keely McDermott, sharing visions of life long ago. The ancient revelations have cast her into a world between past and present, between reality and illusion—and, when she meets the fierce Atlantean warrior assigned to guard her, between terror and temptation. Now as their two worlds collide, so too will danger and desire…

This book has been a long time in coming. Atlantis Awakening was basically a cliff-hanger that leads to Atlantis Unleashed. Lord Justice willingly sacrificed himself for his brother, Ven. When the book begins, he really has no idea how long he’s been held by Anubisa nor does he really remember who he is.

Dr. Keely McDermott has a gift, or as she sees it, a curse. When she touches objects, she feels the history of the object. When she’s approached to look for a specific artifact and then taken to Atlantis, Keely didn’t think life could get any stranger. That’s before she looks into a portal and sees the man she’s been dreaming of for years.

Justice has no idea who Keely is or why she’s there, but he knows that she’s his mate. He has been dreaming about her since he was thrown into his dark prison and knows that she can bring him out of the darkness.

Justice knows that he scares Keely and he tries to alleviate her fears, but the Nereid half of his soul is insistent that he take the woman meant to be his. Justice has fought for years against that side of himself. What Keely starts to help him realize is that he isn’t two people, but one.

The subject matter is very heavy (torture, etc.), yet Day managed to bring a little humor to the book as well. Whenever the Nereid side of Justice came to the forefront, he talked in third person. Keely’s reaction to that was amusing. I also liked she continued world building (both in Atlantis and on Earth). I think the series is moving on quite nicely. I can only hope that Alaric isn’t going to be another Acheron.

I would say that this book was well worth the wait.

4.25 out of 5.

This book is available from Berkley Sensation. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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