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Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1)
Atlantis Rising - Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1
Author: Alyssa Day
Eleven thousand years ago, before the seas swallowed the Atlanteans, Poseidon assigned a few chosen warriors to act as sentinels for humans in the new world. There was only one rule-desiring them was forbidden. But rules were made to be broken... — When she calls... Riley Dawson is more than a dedicated Virginia Beach social worker. She's blessed...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780425214497
ISBN-10: 0425214494
Publication Date: 3/6/2007
Pages: 288
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 317 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 12 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
The first in a new series about warriors from atlantis and their fight with evil vamps. Not a great read. The heroine was TSTL. Won't be following this series.
reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 384 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
1st I've read by this author and I guess this is a new series for her. All I can say is so far so great. I love these books that mix in the world of Atlantis and of course the gorgeous warriors. This is Prince Conlon's and Riley's story. He was held & torchered by an evil vampire goddess for 7 yrs and survived. She is an empath who can feel his emotions, the 1st in a very long time to do so. When they meet it is an instant attraction that only gets stronger. They must retrieve Poseidan's tridant from the bad guys. Along the way we meet Conlon's 7 who include his brother Ven and best friend and Priest Alaric. We also meet Riley's sister Quinn. This is just the beginning and I am looking forward to more of this story. Happy reading.
GrabBag avatar reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Atlanteans, vampires, wereshifters, empaths, and somewhere in there...humans!

This is my first Alyssa Day read after a year of Gena Showalter, Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Kresley Cole, Kerrelyn Sparks and Lynsay Sands, and...I LIKED IT.

Here is my honest opinion/keypoints:

1. The writing style might be a bit more simplistic than most are used to, almost like a young adult novel at times, but it's a good read.

2. A lot of characters are introduced rather quickly, which might cause some confusion. There were several pages I had to re-read at the beginning to remember who-was-who, but afterwards the read went smoothly.

3. It was almost as if this were the 2nd book of this series. It's as if there was a part missing somewhere. I have an expansive imagination which helped "fill-in" some pieces. It makes me wonder though, if Ms. Day was maybe rushed to write this and get it out quickly?

4. I enjoyed the fact that it wasn't filled with sex scenes. I'm more about the plot and action in paranormals than I am the whole sex factor. The bedroom scenes it did have were sexy, tender and fun. Just my cup of tea!

5. I cried - TWICE - reading this book. There is a part with 2 of the warriors and Riley that caused me to tear up to the point I was snotting. It takes some good writing to get that reaction out of me, but then...I've cried at Mastercard commercials, don't say you haven't! :D

All in all, I will continue to read this series. I want to know why Quinn (Riley's sister) is "broken" and how exactly did Alaric (Atlantean Priest) "touch" her when she was being healed. Just a few paragraphs about the other Atlantean warriors like Alexios, Bastien, etc., and I wanted to read more!

I hope this review is of some help. Thank you for reading it. Have a great day! :)
daedelys avatar reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This was just an awful book! I got more than 3/4 of the way through and had to stop torturing myself. I'm really glad it didn't cost me anything other than a credit but am kicking myself because I wasted one on the second in the series. After this disastrous start, I took the 3rd off my wish list.

The story really had potential but fell flat to the author's unoriginal and poor writing skills. It read like a bad, cheezy Harlequin novel with characters that used a lot more "grown up" words (swearing). I found it ironic that the main character made the comment of how she felt like she was trapped in a B-Movie... well, a B-Book would be a better explanation. The dialogue was corny and repetitive and the romance cliched and better suited to a late-night movie on Cinemax.

There were also too many conflicting concepts in the story, such as first saying that the Atlanteans had a problem with modern language yet as you read on, they seemed to have no problem with slang and insults. It sometimes reminded me of an old Arnold or Stalone movie (and in a bad way!).

The author falls flat on her face if she's trying to keep up with others in this genre and I wouldn't recommend this one to anyone.
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Helpful Score: 2
Good Story...couldn't put it down
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reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 929 more book reviews
This is my first full length novel by Day and I enjoyed it. I thought it was fun. Her writing and the bickering between the warriors could be better but overall it was a pretty good read.

I loved the fact that Riley was not a kicked butt kind of girl. She was brave and fought if she really needed to although with lots of hysterical crying and babbling.

There was a lot of humor and some touching moments. The sex scenes are playful rather than dark.

Can't wait to read more from this author.
reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 276 more book reviews
Conlan high Prince of Atlantis is looking for Posedion's stolen trident. When he steps from the water he sees a woman about to be attacked by three men. He comes to her aid and is stricken by the urge to protect her forever. The instant attraction Riley feels for Conlan scares and excites her.
Beautiful world and character development. It feels as if Atlantis and the larger than life warriors are real.
Good story, likeable characters and believable romance.
Looking forward to book 2.
princessdiana34691 avatar reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 361 more book reviews
this was a great surprise reading. started a bit slow but really turned out to be a great read. can't wait to read the next book!
reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 94 more book reviews
A great paranormal romance..Kinda like something Christine Feehan would write..EXCELLENT!!!
zhollywood avatar reviewed Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 1) on + 104 more book reviews
I had this on my wish list until I ran across it at my favorite used book store. I was hoping this series wouldn't disappoint, and the first book didn't! Alyssa Day does a wonderful job of telling the story of Conlan and Riley, as well as setting the stage for the series, without detracting from either. I fell in love with all the warriors and can't wait to read their individual stories.
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I look forward to Alaric's story. This was very good. I love the whole concept of the Warriors of Atlantis.


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