It was also well written and easy to read, very similar in style to Sherrilyn Kenyon, with short paragraphs and short melodramatic sentences. This leant to the intensity if the love story between Conlan and Riley, who very quickly fall in love and although they haven't known eachother the love and passion between them doesn't feel forced or out of place. Infact the steamy scenes in this book were great, the book wasn't overloaded with them but when they did finally get down and dirty it was HOT!
Cons This book was very short!
Under pages, which is how I managed to whizz through it in under 24 hours! This means that although the basic outline of the world was there it didn't seem to go into any depth with the world building. I had no sense of Atlantis at all, which wasn't such a big problem in this book as it was set on land but I was curious and it never appeased my curiousity. However, I hope in the next book this will be addressed. Although I mentioned the writing in the Pros list, I must also mention it in the Cons list aswell.
I don't mind Alyssa Day's style of writing, but it isn't my favourite and isn't something I could read for too long without it driving me mad. What also annoyed me, was her over use of the phrase "Kick some ass" it was just a little thing, but really, how many times can people say that! Surely there are other ways to phrase it!
I also found the main characters a bit flat, especially Conlan, he seems to have come straight from the factory of hot and tortured hero without any distinguishing characteritics being added. However, I am hoping this doesn't continue in to the rest of the series as the other characters seem to be alot more rounded, even though they were only secondary in this very short book! I liked this book, I have the next three and I am looking forward to reading them, although I seem to have more Cons then Pros, I did enjoy it, and although this series hasn't had the greatest start, it was a good basis and I am hoping that this series gets better as it goes on.
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Aug 26, Laura the Highland Hussy rated it it was amazing. In lieu of a review, watch this video by Grout for Atlantis Rising. View all 9 comments. I knew I would like this series but never this much. I couldn't put this book down; and it is a first book in a series, which are never this good. I can't wait to see how I feel about the rest of them.
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This warriors from Atlantis were hot as hell. The characters were all amazing, with great and strong personalities.
The heroine had a very entertaining personality; she made me laugh too many times. I loved to read about a brotherhood of warriors again. I had no idea how muc Wow! I had no idea how much I missed this, the companionship between so many characters and the hopes to get to know them all better. This was an amazing read and I can't wait to read more. My only problem was that I would have liked it better if it had a deeper plot.
Also their enemies were too easily beaten IMHO. But there were many great moments. View all 6 comments. View all 3 comments. Aug 12, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: This was such a fun read! Just for the record, though, you need to be in the right frame of mind to really enjoy this book. If you are expecting anything with even a touch of reality Atlantis Rising is a grade-A Guilty Pleasure, so unless you are willing to set aside the tendency to roll you eyes, you probably won't enjoy it.
May 12, Katie babs rated it did not like it. Alyssa Day's debut has muscular, to die for underwater warriors galore, but all the action happens on land. There is so much going on in this book with vampires trying to take over the world, a priest from the underwater stealing a statue for no reason and the so called King Conan coming back after 7 years of abuse from a evil vampire queen who had an incentous affair with her father who became her husband which she killed in return.
Plus along the way is the the human heroine wh Alyssa Day's debut has muscular, to die for underwater warriors galore, but all the action happens on land. Plus along the way is the the human heroine who can read emotions, who in less than 48 hours falls in love with King Conan and almost dies too many times to count. The seven plus warriors trying to save Earth and keep watch over their King talk like California surfers one minute and then olde English the next.
The action, killing and of course time for loving is all done in under pages of over the top nonsense. The villians are laughworthy and the hero and heroine, who have gone through sooo much in their lives are just too boring. Some may not mind the spunky heroine Riley cool name by the way , but Conan the hero king is just too dull and stereotypical. And since there are 8 more warriors to go, this series could go on forever!
If you want a nice taste of underwater hot men, try Gena Showalter. Her Atlantis series is light-hearted, sexy and just plain fun which she purposely does. Many of the things happening in this novel are suppose to be serious, but overall make the mistake of being comical. Jan 14, Ronda Tutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: OMG - this was the best book ever - it made me laugh, made me cry, filled my heart full of joy, aroused me sexually and my wonderful husband payed for it - LOL The story wraps around Conlan, the high prince of Atlantis and the emphath Riley - who is blessed with a mind link that only Atlanteans have been able to access for thousands of years.
The characters in this story are awsome and very humorous and of course the badass warriors. The story is full of adventure in their persuit of getting the T OMG - this was the best book ever - it made me laugh, made me cry, filled my heart full of joy, aroused me sexually and my wonderful husband payed for it - LOL The story wraps around Conlan, the high prince of Atlantis and the emphath Riley - who is blessed with a mind link that only Atlanteans have been able to access for thousands of years. The story is full of adventure in their persuit of getting the Trident back that was stolen and killing all the evil vampires.
They even team up with the shape-shifters with the help of Riley's sister Quinn.
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The story ends great and Colan ends up the King of Atlantis with his new bride and Queen who by the way happens to be a decendent of Poseidon Sea God ; I don't want to ruin the surprise of which decendent she is so you will have to read the book to find out. Also Riley finds out that she is pregnant with Colan's child - What a happy ending.
I absolutely loved it. I can't wait to read the next book - Atlantis Awakening View all 13 comments. Jun 18, Fergeygirl rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one hot and steamy read. Run don't walk and get this book! They also have a great touch of alpha male going on! Conlan is the High Prince of Atlantis, thought to be dead, who just escaped from a torturous seven years with Anubibas.
Once freed and realizing the Trident has been taken the warriors have to go after it. When Conlan meets Riley soon after the search begins, the connection is immediately. I neve This is one hot and steamy read. I never once gave a second thought to how quickly Conlan and Riley connected. Sometimes in a book the characters are declaring their love so suddenly that you think, "seriously?
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I loved how there was action throughout the book. I just couldn't put it down or turn the page fast enough. I can't wait to start the next book! Woo hoo Bastien, here I come! Full review - with pictures: Feb 17, Erika rated it liked it Shelves: To me, the writing style, plot and dialogue just didn't flow smoothly. In particular, I disliked the way everyone spoke.
The Atlanteans used a mix of old formal speech with goofy slang. The humans also spoke in little snappy snippets. The author may have intended it to be humorous, but if so, it just didn't work for me. In some ways, th 3. I had other issues with this book as well, but I really don't wish to get over critical with this author's work, especially since I feel most of my issues really were just me, not the book. I really liked the intensity and sweetness of their feelings for each other. This book might have been a DNF if it weren't for the enjoyment I got from all of their interactions.
They were both likable characters. I am on the fence about continuing on this series. Unfortunately, the hero of the next book was a total manwhore, and that is not my thing. I am worried that it will be brought up a lot and get my imagination picturing him with OW. Already in the first book, he was admiring Riley's backside and flirting with her at the beginning. I may just skip book 2 and try book 3 to see if perhaps this series may improve for me. Conlan had been held captive for 7 years, but it is unclear if he was a player for all the years leading up to that.
But there were small references indicating he had been with plenty of women. His brother reflects back, noting that Conlan had made "his way through the taverns and bar-maids. His feelings for and attraction to Riley were very unique and stronger than anything else in his past could even begin to compare to. Riley Dawson is a social worker in Virgina Beach who is close to burning out if she's not there already. She's just witnessed too many bad situations and deaths with her job. She feels that she is fighting an uphill battle with all losses and no wins.
When she fails yet again to help a client, she needs comfort. Maybe a visit to the beach will help clear her head of the awful pictures that are left behind from the horrible day Atlantis Rising is book 1 in Alyssa Day's Warriors of Poseidon series. Maybe a visit to the beach will help clear her head of the awful pictures that are left behind from the horrible day that she's had. The beach always seems to calm her.
Hopefully nothing will go wrong even though it is close to curfew. The world has changed. About ten years ago the Vampires and Shape-shifters decided to make their presence known to the humans. It's not safe to be out after curfew Conlan, the high prince of Atlantis, has finally made it home after 7 years of torture at the hands of Anubisa, the vampire goddess of death. It rankled him to know that she had released him rather than him escaping her but at least he was home.
Upon his homecoming though he finds that all is not well in Atlantis. One of his people, Reisen, has stolen Poseidon's Trident. He must go to the surface to find the Trident and to deliver justice to the House of Mycenae for the theft.
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How was he to what he would find I really liked this book. The world that Alyssa day has created is exciting and interesting. She has introduced us to the wonderful powers over the elements that her Atlanteans use. The empathic powers that Riley holds are a new realization to her and we, as readers, are swept along with her journey to learn more about them. The romance between her and Conlon is believable and enjoyable. It was funny to watch Conlon's ferocious reactions to anybody showing too much attention to Riley.
They were not to touch her! View all 7 comments. Feb 05, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: I liked some of this, but not all of it. In this we have a bunch of warriors from Atlantis. There are seven of them, I think. The female lead, Ripley, is a pretty great character. She's funny, been through a shifty time concerning work, has a connection to the ocean, and has one heck of a mouth, I liked her.
The male character, in my opinion, was a bit flat. He had just, the same day, finally gotten away from seven years of torture from a sic, headed vampire goddess I think she was a goddess, m I liked some of this, but not all of it. He had just, the same day, finally gotten away from seven years of torture from a sic, headed vampire goddess I think she was a goddess, maybe queen.
I feel he should have been a bit more reluctant, scarred internally, or something than the way he was written. The storyline was good, but at times I never thought the story was ever going to venture outside of a safehouse. There was a bit too much conversation going on for my liking. There was a good deal of bromance going on and i liked how there is already plot twists that will most definitely be the topic of focus for the second book. If this goes well, this could possibly be a reallly grezt series.
The writing is decent and I have high hopes that this author will do better with other books in this series. All that said, this story was decent, and there is just enough that liked to get me to look at the next book Maybe should have been a two star, but I'll go with the benefit of the doubt for now. So the Prince of Atlantis was captured and tortured by a goddess of evil for seven years.
That's an awful lot of torture. Then she just lets him go? First day back he takes his seven most trusted warriors and sets out for another quest? Don't understand that either. A lot of other things happen with no apparent reason. I A solid meh. I don't see myself reading the rest of the series. Perhaps if someone gave them to me and I had nothing that caught my eye, sure. But I won't be actively pursuing them. Jun 21, Vanessa theJeepDiva rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a great series that I waited too long to start. Conlan is the high prince who falls in love with a very human Riley, even though he is by Atlantean ways supposed to marry an Atlantean virgin.
There is a whole lot going on in this book, very hard to put down. Jun 30, Yodamom rated it really liked it. It was like the BBD with Atlantis thrown in. Hot immortals fighting for the humans and finding their soul mates.. The story was interesting with the Atlantis and Poseidon's trident myth's being told. The writer knows how to use a thesaurus, which added more depth to the story. It was a bit more PNR than I enjoy reading.
I like the love, but I love the story. SO, I will read the second one some day, but no rush. Mar 24, Lluxita rated it really liked it. Oct 05, The Final Sentence rated it it was amazing Shelves: One of the best novels I've ever read! Dec 09, Kathy Davie rated it liked it Shelves: First in the Warriors of Poseidon paranormal-romance series revolving around the Seven, an elite guard for the High Prince of Atlantis. I thought the overarching story of the boy on the beach was worthless and the "advice" on being a warrior of the light was contradictory and simplistic.
If vaguely spiritualistic babble really motivates you - this is your book. Mar 20, Kat Kiddles rated it liked it. We determine what is to be done, and plow through all the divine messages that cross our paths in the name of our objectives. We snip away the illogical as we see it, we clip the creativity and shave the originality until we create sterility, all in the name of order. In this space of acceptance, achievement becomes a natural state, and the belief in the necessity to fight for whatever you believe should be yours is dissolved into the lush backdrop of humility, authenticity and grace.
View all 5 comments. A Book Of Great Wisdom. In fact, each morning brings with it a hidden miracle, and we must pay attention to this miracle. It is natural that - for a certain period of time - we end up believing what we are told. But we must soon push these ideas aside and discover our own way of living reality. Love has never prevented a man from following his dreams. If she truly loves you, she will want the best for you. Oct 22, Azza rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is the one book I want to read again and again and again. This is the one book I want to keep in my bag when I go out and beside my bed when I go to sleep.
This is the one book I want to open at a random page to see how I should respond to a certain situation. This is a book full of pure kindness. This is MY book. Sep 08, Brady rated it did not like it Shelves: The Alchemist was great, so naturally I went out and bought 2 more Coelho books.
The Valkeries was not very good and gives a lot of insight into Paulo himself not impressed. Then I started to read Warrior of Light and truly believe that Paulo totally misses the boat on what it means to be a Warrior of Light. Suprisingly for someone who writes metaphysical books, he can't see around his own ego long enough to put anything of value on the page. This did it for me, as far as I am concerned read t The Alchemist was great, so naturally I went out and bought 2 more Coelho books.
This did it for me, as far as I am concerned read the Alchemist and move on. View all 7 comments.
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Feb 27, Klinta rated it it was ok. This book is a big metaphor and, I think, people see in it what they choose to see. Seeing who they would want to be - a better version of themselves. I like that quite a bit. I was annoyed at how many biblical, faith and God references there were. They do nothing for me and the book is packed with them, so you can calculate the effect this book had on me.
There a This book is a big metaphor and, I think, people see in it what they choose to see. There are some precious quotes that have been with me for years and mean a lot to me, but that is not as much connected to this book or author as it is with other people using them at the right moments. And I think that cutting up this book and using all the bits out of context is the best thing to do with this book.
Because when it is together it is sort of unbearable. Nov 04, Ladygorekitten rated it did not like it. The more Coelho tries to be inspirational, the more he lacks.
Ah, I was a huge fan of this book when I read it and I was possibly Now I look back to it, I only can say that it was a book version of being drama queen. There is no drama at all,in the boook. But, the system of thought is the same as drama queens that tries to make all the problems bigger than they actually are and then start to fight with imaginational enemies. Advicing people to be strong in the way of batt The more Coelho tries to be inspirational, the more he lacks. Advicing people to be strong in the way of battlefields and wars and conflicts etc.
But it did anyways. After tasting the popularity of these kind of "drama queenish, fighter assumptionish of self" books, he kept on writing at this level, not even a step further. I am truely so sad that this book was my favourite when I'm 13, I'm ashamed of myself. More, I'm ashamed of Coelho for being a victim of popular desires.
I wish he was a literature person who writes classy books but he wasn't and he will never be. May 18, Noha mohamed rated it it was amazing. A man only has a soul to be won or lost; apart from his life, he has nothing. Past or future lives do not matter - at the moment you are living this one, and you should do so with silent comprehension, joy and enthusiasm. What you must not lose is your enthusiasm. What is yours is the energy of love, which you aim at her. Confucius went to talk to him and jokingly asked: If we put an end to the depths of the rivers and seas, all the fish will die.
If the chief of the village has the same authority as the madman, no one will know what to do. Sep 07, Anna-maria Frastali rated it did not like it. I know that many many people won't like this review, but I have to be honest. From a litterary point of view P. Coelho's writing really simple, nothing special in it, there are not engaging images or words.
Since this is not supposed to be a novel but a manual in a more philosophical way! I feel that Coelho just wanted to add everything he could in order to attract more readers. It is mostly a book for people who feel that they don't hav I know that many many people won't like this review, but I have to be honest. It is mostly a book for people who feel that they don't have any courage to deal with everyday's difficulties everyone and with this "warrior manual" he is trying to inspire people so that they can deal with it.
This manual is contradictive because the writer is trying to include everything he can, it is really disorganised and does not offer arguments that could convince you. I really struggled in order to finish reading this book, even though it's really easy reading but there was nothing new to read in most of his mini-chapters 1 page!. Really, I just felt that it was for boys who dream of becoming knights or something and want to follow a manual just because they want to follow something instead of finding themselves lost without any life-directions.
Since this is a moral manual in an Aristotelian way, meaning that it suggests a certain way of living I find it no inspiring at all, really simple, almost childish. If you want to read something morally inspiring read some of Buddha's writing. View all 3 comments. There are books that come to us at the right time, either we seek for them, or they come by chance, playing as saviors. I searched for this book and it was exactly what I wanted.
Soothing my pain with the beautiful words, releasing my pressure with understanding expression, encouraging me with the simple rules. I found again the reasons for me to be a warrior of light, to choose this painful yet rewarding path. Keep moving forward, I whispered to myself. A Manual is online for free! Before dedicating his life completely to literature, he worked as theatre director and actor, lyricist and journalist. Slow initial sales convinced his first publisher to drop the novel, but it went on to become one of the best selling Brazilian books of all time.
He also held surprise book signings - announced one day in advance - in some cities along the way, to have a chance to meet his readers. In ninety days of pilgrimage the author traveled around the globe and took the famous Transiberrian train that took him to Vladivostok. During this experience Paulo Coelho launched his blog Walking the Path - The Pilgrimage in order to share with his readers his impressions. He is equally present in media sharing sites such as Youtube and Flickr, offering on a regular basis not only texts but also videos and pictures to his readers.
From this intensive interest and use of the Internet sprang his bold new project: The Experimental Witch where he invites his readers to adapt to the screen his book The Witch of Portobello. Indeed Paulo Coelho is a firm believer of Internet as a new media and is the first Best-selling author to actively support online free distribution of his work.
Books by Paulo Coelho. Trivia About Warrior of the Light. No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from Warrior of the Light. We are always suffering because of someone who doesn't love us, or someone who has left us, or someone who won't leave us. If we are alone, it is because no one wants us