(Atlantis Saga #2)
by T.A. Barron
Age Range: 10 and up
Grade Level: 5 and up
Series: Atlantis Saga (Book 2)
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books (May 5, 2015)
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The second in the Atlantis trilogy by New York Times bestselling author T. A. BarronAtlantis in Peril is the first book I have read by T.A. Barron. It was a book that caught be by surprise and gave me everything I needed at the time. Even though it is a second book in the series it is written to give you all the information you need from the previous book. I highly enjoyed it and a book I recommend to younger readers.
In Atlantis Rising, Promi and Atlanta saved their homeland by transforming it into the magical island of Atlantis. They had hoped that would keep it out of the clutches of the evil spirit warlord Narkazan. But Narkazan has returned, more determined than ever to conquer the spirit realm and Atlantis as well. Will the destiny of the mystical isle lie in the boat of Greek sailors who wash up on shore? The powers of the ethereal oceanglass? Or will the growing bond between Promi and Atlanta cause the strongest magic?
With his trademark action, adventure and suspense, master of fantasy T.A. Barron explores the magical world of Atlantis and how its inhabitants' actions sow the seeds of its destruction.
Promi has been traveling to Atlantis for awhile now from the Spirit World. His parents warn him of the danger this will cause both worlds if he continues to weaken the veil by continuously passing through it. Promi has recently had some truths revealed to him by his family and feels that the most important thing to him right now is freedom. Without the proof of damage, Promi refuses to stop visiting Atlantis. On Atlantis is his other home, his freedom and the beautiful Atlantia. But when Promi's sister is kidnapped and all signs point to Narkazan, Promi finds himself needing to save both worlds before Narkazan can seize them for himself.
The Island of Atlantis is set off the Greece mainland but in no way resembles anything we know if today. It's completely fantastical with fairy's and magic. It's like a secreted wonderland on earth. What drew me to this story the most and why I recommend it was the imagination and writing style of the story. I have not had my mind opened to so many wonderful ideas for years. It was if I was given a key to unlocking my own imagination that I had lost a long time ago. Sometimes you hear people say "I wish I could read it again for the first time." This book gave me feeling of newness and brought back all the magic of long lost stories of first times, like Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.
Atlantis in Peril has a variety of characters and magical beings. The women are portrayed as strong, intelligent and determined. Promi, even though he comes off as a little daft and self centered really shows strengths of a true hero when people are in need. I think I experienced every emotion possible while reading this story and found a new series I will follow to the end.