Guest Review: Atlantis Betrayed by Alyssa Day

Posted October 15, 2010 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Paranormal Romance

Tracy review of Atlantis Betrayed (Warriors of Poseidon #6) by Alyssa Day

What could Christophe, powerful Warrior of Poseidon, have in common with Fiona Campbell, the notorious jewel thief known as the Scarlet Ninja? Answer: The Siren, a legendary Crown Jewel that Fiona has targeted for her next heist. It’s said to be worth millions, but to Christophe it’s invaluable. For the Siren also happens to be one of the missing jewels from Poseidon’s trident. But breaking into the Tower of London is a two-person job, and Christophe and Fiona must team up to commit the crime of the century.

Christophe has been sent on a mission by the High Prince. Get The Siren and bring it back. The Siren, however is inlaid in William the Conqueror’s sword, Vanquish, which happens to reside with the crown jewels in the Tower of London. Piece of cake, right? Well, almost a piece of cake. You see when Christophe is scoping out the area around the tower he notices something – something not right. He turns to mist and follows and finds the famous cat burglar, The Scarlet Ninja. He’s quite amused to find that the burglar is a woman as well! Neither take Vanquish and leave the Tower asap with Christophe following the burglar to her home. Christophe discovers that the burglar is a Lady Fiona and she steals from the rich and gives to the poor – a modern day Robin Hood.

As much as he enjoys goading Fiona and her incredibly witty butler, Hopkins, Christophe decides that what needs to be done is to partner with Fiona and get The Siren together. This is made more difficult when Vanquish is stolen out from under them and they now need to know locate it before they can get the jewel from it. The shifters, vamps and Fae all got involved in the sword and it effected all of them in the end.

While Christophe and Fiona are searching they become intimate and realize that what they’ve been missing their entire lives is each other.

When I started this book I can honestly say that I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. I wanted to read it but really couldn’t have cared less about Christophe. He seemed kind of belligerent and I wanted to know about some of the other warriors before I read about him. Well I’m glad I didn’t skip the book as Christophe’s story proved to be a very entertaining read.

The torture of Christophe’s past had a huge influence on who the man had become. He cared nothing about humanity, even though he’d sworn to protect it. He really did it grudgingly. But underneath the surliness was a kind, caring man who was both protective as well as quite emotional. I very much enjoyed seeing the layers peel off of him as the story went on.

Fiona had had her own issues growing up and was determined to do good in the world. She truly didn’t want to be involved with Christophe in any way but she was incredibly attracted to him and gave in quite easily. I expected more angst with these two but didn’t get it – which was actually quite nice to read. The two characters together were quite entertaining.

The overall story arc has taken an interesting turn and I can’t wait to read the next book.

Rating: 4 out of 5

This book is available from Berkley. You can buy it here.

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