I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by alyssa day
Released: December 4, 2012
Series: Warriors of Poseidon #8
Published by Berkley
This book felt larger than life ~ Under the Covers
Poseidon’s High Priest finally has his book! Readers have been interested in Alaric since he was introduced to the books early in the series. As a man who is devoted and stays true to his words, his loyalty is earned, not freely given. But the spunky rebel leader named Quinn shows just how worthy she is of his love through her actions and her words.
When Jack, a shifter who is also Quinn’s best friend is badly injured, Quinn asks Alaric to help him before his lifeforce is fully drained. Alaric knows he will do anything for Quinn, but he has always harbored some hostility and jealously towards Jack because of his closeness with Quinn. What will happen when he heals Jack? Will he lose the one woman he has loved to him?
HEART OF ATLANTIS brings readers back into a world that is brimming with mythology and history. Vast in its intensely complicated worldbuilding, Day has already created and cemented this unique world throughout the series and in this book, she really plays around with it. Readers are thrust into exotic locales filled with danger and intrigue. This book felt larger than life and I love that that sense of epic grandness was played up.
In terms of the romance, I was a little conflicted. Many readers will whoop with joy when they find out that Quinn and Alaric do end up together because Day has so expertly teased us with them in the past. However, I do think the author took those feelings of excitement for granted a little bit. Most of the book centers on the fact that Alaric has a vow of celibacy. If he gives in, there is a great possibility that he could lose his magic. As the main conflict in the relationship, I wished that Day had really spent more time on the romance and building that relationship more, rather than making it about whether they will or will not do it to risk his loss of powers.
I liked that Day played up the importance of Quinn’s relationship with Jack. It just added another layer of the story that fit will with the characters and the storyline. This series has developed well over the course of its run and I think readers will be excited to finally read about Alaric and Quinn. Their story is long due.
*ARC provided by publisher
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