Heart of Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon #8)
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Berkley
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Fantasy / Erotic
Source: PLEASURE READ
As a war wages between the immortals of Atlantis and those of the vampire realm, a Poseidon warrior fights to save his world—and the woman he loves. And no risk is too great.
The desires of a high priest.
Alaric, Poseidon’s High Priest, has made a vow to Quinn, the woman he loves and the leader of the Resistance: to save her friend Jack before his last bit of humanity has been drained. Should Alaric succeed, there’s one intimate danger: he may lose Quinn to the love of the man whose life he saved. But damn Atlantis to the nine hells, he’s willing to put Quinn’s wishes first, regardless of the consequences.
The warning of a threat reborn.
The final jewel of Poseidon’s trident has turned up in the hands of mysterious Ptolemy Reborn, who claims to be descended from Atlantean royalty. He’s about to reveal to the world that Atlantis is real, positioning himself as king. But this magical terrorist is bent on chaos. The only warrior who can stop him is following his own path, driven by the even more powerful force of love. Atlantean powers over the sea could prove just as cataclysmic—for Quinn’s love, Alaric might drown the entire world.
Cool Climaxing Wrap-up!
It's hard to believe Alaric the High Priest of Atlantis finally gets his story of happiness with Quinn the Rebel leader which brings about the wrap up of several unfinished scenarios from each cliff hanger endings of the past 7 books in the series.
The book had several major climaxes to include Alaric and Quinn's HEA, the Rise of Atlantis, the ending of Anubisa the Goddess of Chaos and Night, the breaking of the High Priest sacred vows after Five centuries of being celibate, and the future of the Atlantean stance in the new world.
I have to say that I was glad this book brought many endings but it was a little rough getting into in the beginning but by the middle of the story it got more interesting and won me over to giving it a 4 star.
The connection between Alaric and Quinn wasn't quite there for me in the beginning which made it hard for me to believe Alaric's dedication to wanting Quinn as his life time mate. The erotic scenes were mild compared to the other books and if I hadn't of read the previous books to know their past I wouldn't of believed the connection at all. However, the story's other up ending scenarios involving the paranormal world building within this series out weighed their romance and made the story worth the 4 stars.
The author did an excellent job bringing back the past characters together again and to me it was the best part of the story and humorous at times. As always though the author has a great way of writing the intense warring scenes and that alone kept me glued to the book. Here is one scene where I wish I could of been one of Poseidon's warriors and took part in the scene.
"Good-bye, Anubisa," Conlan said. "You are done. This is for my mother, and for seven long, wasted years." With that Conlan pushed Alaric to the side and plunged his sword into Anubisa's heart.
"This is for my mother, and for the lifetime I missed with my brothers," Justice said, and he plunged his sword into her neck.
"This is for all of our family over the last five thousand years who suffered because you didn't know how to take rejection," Ven said, and he shoved his dagger into her gut.
Ok, so you are thrilled like me right, thinking "The Witch is Dead!" and that should do the trick in ending her, well guess again - LOL I'm not going to tell you what happens so you have to read the book to see how her end comes - Hint, lets just put it this way the Trident rules - LOL.
The added evil spawn Ptolemy was the perfect demon that I loved seeing destroyed, his actions kept the story intense and exciting as well and his ending was truly electrifying.
The ending was perfect as of course Poseidon has the last word or should I say plan for the future concerning Alaric, Quinn, and all future Atlantean race - LOL