Finally! After a way too long wait, the Atlanteans are back! “Atlantis Unleashed” continues the story of Poseidon’s warriors who have been called to save humanity and bring Atlantis back to the surface. To do this, they must gather the missing jewels from Poseidon’s trident or Atlantis will crumble rather than rise and humankind will fall to the bad guys.
Lord Justice sacrificed himself to save his brothers and ended up tortured by the vampire goddess Anubis. Did I mention she’s really good at the torture thing? While escaping, Justice had to open himself to the Nereid side of his nature and now he is two beings in one body…a bit crowded, don’t you think? But from his first glmipse of this human woman, Keely, BOTH sides claimed her for his own. Now they are in a desperate race to find the lost star of Artemis and Justice is finding it hard to hold himself back from the woman who is too good for a bastard child of a king.
Keely can’t quite believe it at first…Atlantis is read and her weird skill can actually help them! When she’s taken down to the watery kingdom, she knows this will be the biggest archaeological find of her career…even if she can’t tell anyone about it. Then she sees the man she’s been dreaming about, Lord Justice, and he claims her like a possession. At first she’s frightened, then intrigued, and soon in love. But she’ll have to accept BOTH sides of his nature AND convince him that her love doesn’t come with a measuring bar.
I’m a sucker for this series. The baddies are really bad (mostly vamps and weres) and the good guys are awesome (and WAY sexy). With each book and each warrior’s story, I swear that it’s my favorite…until the next one comes out.
If you like tortured heroes, then Lord Justice is your dream guy. He’s tortured physically (by Anubis), mentally (by his dual nature), and psychologically (by his illegitimate birth). That’s one screwed up dude! But reading about his early years will bring a tear to your eye and watching him find the woman who loves him for all of him was wonderful. Keely was mentally strong and showed her grit in their search for the stone and fighting their enemies. I see some definite threads for future books in this one.
I like the sexy parts of this series, the overarching plotline, the individual plots of each book, the heroes, the heroines, the action, the mysteries…ummm, did I leave anything out? “Atlantis Unleashed” was worth the wait (and that’s hard for me to say) but I’m especially happy that “Atlantis Unmasked” is already available so I can continue Alyssa Day’s fab series.