Published by Self published on Dec 19, 2011
Genres: Adult, Historical fiction
Format: eBook from Free Download
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Engaged against her will, Calista, a young Roman aristocrat, grapples with the annihilation of her world at the hands of her would-be husband. The violent aftermath uncovers a connection to the mythological land of Atlantis, shattering Calista’s conception of family, the gods—and herself.
Calista does not know why the sea sings in her veins—or why her parents have affianced her to the insidious Lord Avaritus. She watches, powerless, as he ruthlessly annihilates all she loves.
When Calista tries escape with the remnants of her family, a storm strikes their vessel and Calista is hurled overboard. She reemerges in Atlantis, summoned by the leaders of the undersea domain. The very fiber of her identity shudders after she learns that she is the daughter of Neptune—and not quite mortal.
Despite the manipulation of Atlantis’s leaders and the romantic temptations of a pair of smirking grey eyes, Calista must find a way to return to Portus Tarrus to rescue her family and seek revenge against the man who destroyed everything she held dear.
This story was a disappointment. The mythology was great, with a unique twist on Atlantis, but the execution did not match the potential of the story.
Everything seemed to happen too fast and the ending didn’t really have a good conclusion. There were numerous gaps of time where it wasn’t even mention how much time had passed. But for everything to have happened, the time lapsed over the course of the book seemed much too long.
Calista was a frustrating character. She was a mix of brave and whiny, headstrong and brat. She was forever changing her mind and causing trouble. She wasn’t at all likable, which made it even harder to enjoy the story.
Overall, I was not impressed with either the characters, the plot or the execution. I did like the twist on Atlantis, but it wasn’t enough to redeem the book.