Tag Archives: Warriors of Poseidon

Atlantis Unmasked, by Alyssa Day

21 Jan

In compliance with FTC guidelines, be aware that I bought this book.

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Atlantis Unmasked, by Alyssa Day

The latest entry in Ms Day’s Warriors of Poseidon series, Atlantis Unmasked follows Atlantean warrior Alexios and rebel fighter Grace—who just happens to be a descendant of Diana the Greek goddess. If that seems a bit confusing, it’s because this is one of those series where reading previous installments is pretty much required—between recurring characters and on going story arcs, a newcomer to this universe would scratch her head a number of times while reading this one.

In other words: beware for series spoilage, ye Warriors of Poseidon virgins out there!

(For those readers out there who don’t mind jumping in the middle, you crazy people you, I’ll add a brief primer to the universe after the blurb, as well as linking to my reviews of the previous titles at the end of this one.)

Humdrum back cover blurb ahoy: Continue reading

“Shifter’s Lady” by Alyssa Day

16 Jun

Shifter anthology

As implied by the title, this 2008 anthology by Berkley contains stories centered on shapeshifters, with each author giving these paranormal beings their own unique spin. I grabbed this book while glomming the Warriors of Poseidon series and, I have to say, I have had GREAT luck with anthologies lately. Way better than the usual for me, for sure: four stories, three read, three enjoyed.

The (much hated) back cover blurb:

Something happens when the beast within is teased and tempted. Something dangerous. Something inescapable. Something so irresistible no woman would want to run from it.

Whether transforming beneath a cool blue moon, prowling the night streets with feline grace and bloodred talons, or panting with pleasure, the shifters come alive to fulfill your wildest fantasies… Continue reading

Atlantis Unleashed, by Alyssa Day

10 Jun

Atlantis Unleashed, by Alyssa Day

 

The fifth installment in Ms Day’s Warriors of Poseidon series, Atlantis Unleashed is the third full length novel in the series. It follows the fate of one of Atlantis’ Seven chosen Warriors, Lord Justice, after the climactic events narrated near the end of the previous book, Atlantis Awakening.

Because of the complexity of this universe, I would definitely recommend reading all the stories in order-Atlantis Rising, “Wild Hearts in Atlantis” (Wild Thing anthology), Atlantis Awakening, “Shifter’s Lady” (Shifter anthology) and, finally, Atlantis Unleashed-as many secondary threads are woven through them, building the overarching plotline. For this reason, at least a few spoilers for previous stories are unavoidable in this review, so… reader beware.

Here’s the (not terribly accurate) back cover blurb: Continue reading

Atlantis Awakening, by Alyssa Day

2 Jun

Atlantis Awakening, by Alyssa Day

As you see, I’m still on a Warriors of Poseidon kick-these books make for compelling reads, let me tell you. Atlantis Awakening is the third title in the series. The warriors of Poseidon are an elite group of Atlanteans who accept their god’s calling to protect humanity, and their stories are entwined with humanity’s fight against evil.

This novel follows Ven (aka Lord Vengeance, younger brother and heir to Conlan, High Prince of Atlantis) and his relationship with Erin Connors, witch and gem singer, while continuing the overarching storyline.

As I mentioned in my review of Atlantis Rising, a number of mythologies are amalgamated to create the framework of this universe, although the predominant mythos is the Greek pantheon.

But I’m getting ahead of myself-here’s the back cover blurb: Continue reading

“Wild Hearts in Atlantis” by Alyssa Day

26 May

I have mentioned before that I rarely read anthologies cover to cover-which begs the question of why I buy them in the first place. The answer is that I want one-perhaps two-of the stories within, and that I want that one story bad enough to pay for content I know I am likely never to read.

You can imagine how happy I am on those occasions when two or more of the stories in the same anthology resonate with me. These are two such stories, originally published in 2007 in the Wild Thing anthology by Berkley.

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“Wild Hearts in Atlantis” by Alyssa Day

The second installment in the Warriors of Poseidon series, “Wild Heart in Atlantis” follows Bastien, one of Atlantis’ seven chosen warriors as he meets his fate in the person of one Katherine (Kat) Fiero, half human, half shapeshifter. At 75 pages, the world building in this story is sketchier than in the first novel in the series; the impression I get is that the reader is expected to be familiar with Atlantis Rising before picking this book up.

Back cover blurb(let?) Continue reading

Atlantis Rising, by Alyssa Day

19 May

Sometimes I feel as if I have been living in a cave, far away from civilization, averting my eyes whenever smoke signals appear on the horizon.

Why, you ask? Because I am just now starting to read yet another series with a respectable backlist.

Alyssa Day’s Warriors of Poseidon series to be precise.

Atlantis Rising, by Alyssa Day

The first title in the series, Atlantis Rising introduces a rather complex universe, in which a number of seemingly disparate and disconnected mythologies turn out not just to be based on fact but also linked. There are Greek gods and their descendants (or perhaps, their chosen race?), vampires, shape shifters and humans and, inevitably, power grabbing and evil.

While not the worst I’ve read, the back cover blurb is half accurate at best: Continue reading