Book Review: Alyssa Day’s Atlantis Redeemed

Posted February 19, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Alyssa Day’s Atlantis Redeemed

Atlantis Redeemed


Alyssa Day

mythic fantasy, paranormal romance that was published by Berkley on March 2, 2010 and has 337 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Wild Thing, Atlantis Unleashed, Atlantis Unmasked, Vampire in Atlantis

Fifth in the Warriors of Poseidon mythic fantasy romance series revolving around Atlantean warriors making up a special guard which protects the crown prince of Atlantis, the Seven. The couple focus is on Brennan and Tiernan Butler out in Yellowstone Park.

My Take

This started so well, but somewhat into it, I started hoping that someone would take out Brennan and Tiernan if only for Darwinian purposes.

It was useful to finally discover what was behind the curse laid on Brennan back in 202 BC, and Tiernan made some very good points. I am curious if Tiernan educates Brennan on popular culture. There were so many references she made that he didn’t understand. I loved the comment she made about him being “a two-year-old who needs juice and a nap”!

Duh. They initiate all these plans, but fail to consider that plans change. And the manner in which they protect needs to change as well. I mean, hullo, they have advance warning as to what they plan to do. They even get a heads-up with that confrontation outside the hotel. Why, oh why wouldn’t they be trailing Brennan and Tiernan?? S T U P I D.

More stupid drama with Tiernan freaking out after the soul meld. What a bitch she is! Stupid drama for the sake of it…naughty and lazy, Day. This whole undercover thing is supposed to be so important, and Brennan and Tiernan screw it up royally. I mean ROYALLY. For intelligent people, they were both so incredibly dumb.

Day came up with a pretty horrific bad guy set-up; the scary part is that there probably are people out there doing stuff like this. No, I don’t mean the paranormal aspect of it…eek…unless some bad guy out there believes in it!

I did like that one encouraging bit when Devon, Jones, and Smith are discussing some setbacks…at last!

The Story

Tiernan is undercover at the International Association of Preternatural Neuroscience (IAPN), but the question is: can Brennan maintain her cool around her…especially after Boston!

Unfortunately, there’s no choice in who to send what with the other conference at the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel.

And there’s no hope of cool when Tiernan is attacked just as she’s arriving. Suddenly inundated by over 2,000 years of emotion and the possessive need to protect, Tiernan just doesn’t know what to do with over 200 pounds of dangerous, muscled warrior. Then there’s Tiernan’s particular Gift. One that has kept her alone amongst people.

The Characters

Tiernan Butler is a Boston reporter with an eye on a Pulitzer as well as avenging the death of her friend. She’s been chasing this story about brain manipulation by the vamps for a long time, and she is this close. Rick Lawrence is her editor at the Boston Herald.

Brennan hasn’t experienced any emotions for over 2,000 years since Poseidon laid a curse on him for dishonoring the Seven when he was 19, causing the death of Corelia and the babe. The only way to break it is for him to meet his mate; the only way to remember her, is for her to die.

The rest of the Seven include…
the King’s Vengeance “Ven”, the crown prince’s brother with his mate Erin, the gem singer; Lord Justice, Ven and High Prince Conlan‘s half-brother, and his mate, Dr. Keely McDermott; Alexios with his part goddess-huntress Grace; the ever cheeky Christophe; Denal; and, the infrequent Bastien with his park ranger-kitty Kat. Alaric is the High Priest and absorbing some very welcome news he is finally believing that Keely unearthed. Now if only his potential mate would buy into it. Riley Dawson is Conlan’s mate, and they have a baby boy, Prince Aidan.

The Yellowstone wolf pack is…
…led by Lucas, the alpha; his mate, Honey, gave birth to twin sons, Lucas Alexios and Nathan Brennan. Litton’s experiments are affecting his wolves, driving them mad. Quinn and Jack have a cameo.

Rhys na Garanwyn, High Prince of the High House of the Seelie Court, shows up for Lucas’ sons’ christening.

The Experiments

Devon is the vampire heading up the group backing the scientists in their experiments. Dierdre appears to be his vampire mate. Smith and Jones are powerful, monied vampires in their own right with Jones quite envious of Devon. The obsequious Mr. Wesley is Dr. Litton’s assistant. Dr. Litton is the head of this experimental group with a callous, Nazi-like disregard for life whatever its form. Smitty is one of the guards, a very intelligent guard which poses the greatest threat. Daniel makes a late appearance.

The Cover and Title

The cover is mostly royal blue with a bit of green besides the lovely flesh tones delineating Brennan’s naked, muscled back where his trident tattoo gleams on his right shoulder blade. Brennan is wearing new blue jeans and carrying a very short trident against a shipwreck’d background, bubbles beginning to rise from the bottom.

I haven’t a clue as to what the title refers, but that’s consistent with the rest of the series.