Atlantis Betrayed (Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 6)
Atlantis Betrayed - Warriors of Poseidon, Bk 6 Author:Alyssa Day Poseidon’s warriors have learned that the battle to protect humanity produces unexpected enemies -- and alliances. And one of the most powerful of all Atlantean warriors will soon find both…in one daring beauty. — A warrior’s mission, a woman’s desire… — What could Christophe, powerfu... more »l Warrior of Poseidon, have in common with Fiona Campbell, prim and proper Scottish illustrator of fairytales by day and notorious jewel thief known as the Scarlet Ninja by night? Answer: The Siren, a legendary Crown Jewel that Fiona has targeted for her next heist. It’s said to be worth millions, but to Christophe it’s invaluable. For the Siren also happens to be one of the missing jewels from Poseidon’s trident.
And the unnatural evil that could destroy them both.
But breaking into the Tower of London is a two-person job, so Christophe and Fiona team up to commit the crime of the century. As newfound passions fire their motives -- and cloud their judgment -- they realize they aren’t the only ones after the priceless gem. A dark force is shadowing their every move, and threatening to shatter their trust with revenge, betrayal, and a haunting revelation about the past.« less
Another great read from Alyssa Day. Her Warriors of Poseidon consistently give a good read with lots of action, interesting characters, and a well crafted world.
The hero this time round is Christophe [who the reader has occasionally wanted to slap and various characters have grown steadily more concerned about] over the last several books. He's been sent to steal one of the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London [it's one of the Trident Jewels] and seems to be rather bored with the task - until he meets the heroine who has her own plans for the same jewel. Of course while she beats a hasty retreat [having tranked him] and he follows her home someone else steals the jewel...
The Fae have a much larger role in this book - previously they have made dramatically enigmatic appearances but haven't really been a major mover in the plots. There is one major complication that is left unresolved at the end of the book - setting the scene for a future book, no doubt.
This is a series where is order is pretty important - the short stories [2 & 4 below] are a bit peripheral to the story line but try to read in order. You'll enjoy them more!
Warriors of Poseidon
1. Atlantis Rising (2007)
2. Wild Hearts in Atlantis (2007) (in Wild Thing)
3. Atlantis Awakening (2007)
4. Shifter's Lady (2008) (in Shifter)
5. Atlantis Unleashed (2008)
6. Atlantis Unmasked (2009)
7. Atlantis Redeemed (2010)
8. Atlantis Betrayed (2010)
Seems like the farther into this series the author gets, the less she finds to write about. I got this book because I gave it another chance. Never did figure out how Atlantis was betrayed, tho. The hero even seemed a bit 'off' from previous books.
Not sure if I'm expecting too much or Alyssa Day is bored with this series.
I couldn't get into this one. I had a really hard time justifying Lady Fiona's need to steal. The characters just didn't capture my interests. I have read other books in the series (not in order) and found them pretty fun.
Christophe is dedicated to Conlan and his warriors and a fierce fighter. He is also quite arrogant. He just doesn't like humanity the Fae or most "others". As he is attempting to steal one of the stones from Poseidon's trident, he runs into Fiona who is part Fae and a cat burglar. She is also after the stone. He convinces her and her brother and butler to join with him to make it easier.
This book is very lighthearted. Christophe grows up a lot. I had been worried about Christophe. He was the weak link among the fighters. And one wondered if he could truly be trusted.
Christophe's childhood is revealed explaining why he is the person he is.
One of my favorites books.