Heart of Atlantis by Alyssa DayHeart of Atlantis Series: warriors of poseidon
Published by berkley on december 4, 2012
Genres: Mythology, PNR, Romance
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

As a war wages between the immortals of Atlantis and those of the vampire realm, a Poseidon warrior fights to save his world—and the woman he loves. And no risk is too great.

The desires of a high priest.

Alaric, Poseidon’s High Priest, has made a vow to Quinn, the woman he loves and the leader of the Resistance: to save her friend Jack before his last bit of humanity has been drained. Should Alaric succeed, there’s one intimate danger: he may lose Quinn to the love of the man whose life he saved. But damn Atlantis to the nine hells, he’s willing to put Quinn’s wishes first, regardless of the consequences.

The warning of a threat reborn.

The final jewel of Poseidon’s trident has turned up in the hands of mysterious Ptolemy Reborn, who claims to be descended from Atlantean royalty. He’s about to reveal to the world that Atlantis is real, positioning himself as king. But this magical terrorist is bent on chaos. The only warrior who can stop him is following his own path, driven by the even more powerful force of love. Atlantean powers over the sea could prove just as cataclysmic—for Quinn’s love, Alaric might drown the entire world.

This is a bittersweet book for me, and it’s really hard to review. Alyssa Day’s Warriors of Poseidon  series is one of my very first PNR series, one of my all-time favorites, and the only series I’ve kept up with since I started reading like I do now.

The end of a series is so sad, but so much was happy about this one. The last couple chapters were fantastic.

I’ll admit I actually have never liked Quinn. I’ve never found her someone I wanted to know more about since I didn’t like her. But then I read her story, and realized why I didn’t like her. Her personality seemed tough and fairly rude, but she sort of reminds me of Princess Leia from Star Wars. She’s a rebel leader, she’s always got a plan and a back-up plan, and she’s pretty bad ass. I was able to appreciate how she felt about herself a bit more, and I was able to understand her character better. It turns out I actually kinda like Quinn.

Alaric has always been a pretty scary dude, but in a hot way. This book just cemented how crazy cool his character is. I don’t think I was expecting to like the two of them as a couple as much as I did, but wow! They really work well together.

We can’t talk about this book without talking about Jack. I mean, it’s Jack and Alaric on the cover, not Alaric and Quinn, did you notice that? Jack has been Quinn’s best friend and partner for years. They have been through so much, and you can’t just throw away that kind of connection because you meet someone new. In the last book, Jack was injured and shifted to his tiger form to survive, but survival wasn’t in the cards. . .until Quinn begged Alaric to heal him. But Alaric was only able to heal part of Jack—the tiger part. So when this book starts, Jack is still tiger, and shows no signs of changing back to his human self. Alaric has vowed to help him because he matters to Quinn, therefore he matters to Alaric.

Alaric and Quinn finally get to spend a lot of time alone together, which is what we’ve all been waiting for! But Quinn tends to stick to her rebel leader personality and go off half-cocked. I like how she didn’t change who she was, but I sometimes wanted to shake her and remind her that it’s okay to think things through, especially when there’s a new threat, and an old enemy both in the picture. But Alaric and Quinn together was worth the wait. So many years, the two were apart, and when they are together, they’ll find out they’re stronger, and they can be so much more than they can apart.

This installment of The Warriors of Poseidon was satisfying and intense with a lovely end to the series, however, this isn’t the end of Jack.

***ARC provided by author