“This definitely was not your typical atlantean story as the main guy was a vampire, but it still was a great story in this arc. I really liked it, though I have to admit it wasn't my favorite of them all. Serai was a fierce character and I really loved how she woke up to her independence. I can't...”see full review » see other reviews »
“This definitely was not your typical atlantean story as the main guy was a vampire, but it still was a great story in this arc. I really liked it, though I have to admit it wasn't my favorite of them all. Serai was a fierce character and I really loved how she woke up to her independence. I can't wait for the next book to come out.”Jasmin wrote this review Saturday, April 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales
Quick & Dirty: Strong characters and great world building draw you in and keep you strapped to your chair, turning pages. Fast paced with notable action and steamy love scenes.
Opening Sentence: Daniel looked out at the sea of red eyes glaring back at him in the vast oak-and-marble chamber of the Primus and wondered, not for the first time, why the hell he’d ever wanted to be the ruler of the North American Vampires.
I have been waiting on Daniel’s story since he was first introduced in Atlantis Rising. I knew that he would have an interesting story. I love Daniel and his struggle to do the right thing even though he is a vampire in a world where being a vampire means you are evil. Daniel has continually stepped up and helped the Warriors of Poseidon, Quinn and her rebels many times, even at the risk of outing himself. Vampire in Atlantis tells Daniel’s much-anticipated story. We learn how he became a vampire and the reasons behind why he fights so hard to retain his humanity.
Day’s world building continues in Vampire in Atlantis as she takes us back 11,000 years to Atlantis just before the events transpire to sink it beneath the sea. I was drawn into the story that Day tells of a young, hardworking blacksmith apprentice and the beautiful young maiden that he falls in love with, and the terrible events that pull them apart.
At the start of the book, Daniel has had enough with his loneliness and despair and decides that he wants to face his true death. As he watches the sun rise he is drawn to Atlantis just as Serai is trying to escape. Startled, the two realize that the other is still alive. They embark on a journey to save Serai and her sister maidens, whom remain in stasis. The relationship between the two grows and you can see how they fell in love all those years ago.
I love Alyssa Day and her world filled with strong alpha warriors and stronger female characters. Vampire in Atlantis is no different from the previous six books in that regard. Daniel protects Serai and helps her find the Emperor and regain herself after being locked in stasis for 11,000 years. Serai helps Daniel see his own self worth and to see the good in the things that he has accomplished when he only sees the horrors that he has committed. Serai was a little weak to me in the beginning. She whined and at times seemed a bit childish. I expected her to be stronger to match Daniel’s fierceness. After learning of her ordeal I am a bit more sympathetic to her and when the time came she took charge and became the strong female character that I have come to expect from Day. Both characters grow throughout the book and emerge on the other side stronger and better for it.
All the other Warriors of Poseidon make appearances in the story. I was disappointed with Conlan and the other warriors in their actions toward Serai and Daniel, even after all that they themselves had been through with their own mates. Day also hints at a possible relationship between Reisen and a gothic computer whiz named Melody. I look forward to seeing more of the two of them in future books as well as the most anticipated relationship between Quinn and Alaric.
Overall, I enjoyed Daniel and Serai’s story. Vampire in Atlantis is fast paced with lots of action as Daniel, the Atlantean warriors, and their allies fight to protect mankind. Once again, I was sucked into the world that Day created and lost track of time. If you want to escape reality for a while, Vampire in Atlantis is a must.
“Stand back, female, or face my wrath,’ Serai declared in English, holding her hands out to her side in the ready position.
Quinn’s mouth fell open, and the impudent woman began to laugh. At Serai. Anger heated up, became rage.
“Seriously? Face my Wrath?’ Quinn shook her head. “Daniel, where did you get her? Melodrama R Us?’
Serai’s face flushed. It had sounded a little over the top even as she said it, but she wasn’t exactly experienced at facing down humans in combat. The tiger paced forward, snarling at Daniel, until it stood next to Quinn.
“I’m out of practice at issuing warnings, human” Serai snapped. “But how is this for something you can understand? Keep your pet kitten away from Daniel, or I will be forced to harm it.”
The tiger paused, mid-snarl, tilted its head to the side, and stared at her, its tongue hanging out the side of its mouth. It almost looked like he, too was laughing at her.
Quinn laughed. “Right. Daniel, tell your girlfriend there that we don’t have time for all this posturing and to stay away from Jack or she’ll get hurt. Now we need o talk about what you’re doing here –“
The tiger’s snarl interrupted the human just before it signaled its intent to attack by bunching its powerful muscles and tensing for the leap. Daniel growled deep in his throat, almost as wild as the tiger, but Serai was suddenly fed up with all of them. She called to the pure magic of Atlantis, the magic she had once wielded with little skill but that now rushed to her call. Jack leapt into the air again, but this time Serai knocked Daniel out of the way, and she sprang up to meet the tiger.
On its own terms.
Daniel fell backward, knocked out of the way by more than a quarter ton of tiger. He landed on his ass, and bounced back up immediately, wincing as the tigers crashed into each other. Serai had transformed in an instant’s shimmer of magic into an enormous tiger – bigger than even Jack, nearly as big as a horse. She roared, and Daniel almost fell over.
She wasn’t just a tiger. She was a saber-toothed tiger.
Warriors of Poseidon Series:
1. Atlantis Rising
2. Atlantis Awakening
3. Atlantis Unleashed
4. Atlantis Unmasked
5. Atlantis Redeemed
6. Atlantis Betrayed
7. Vampire in Atlantis
FTC Advisory: Penguin Group provided me with a copy of Vampire in Atlantis. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review. In addition, I don’t receive affiliate fees for anything purchased via links from my site.”
“fantastic!”Heather F wrote this review Saturday, August 13, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was definitely an enjoyable read but after reading Christophe's story it fell kind of short of the mark for me. Serai and Daniel's love story was so easy and after 11 thousand years of waiting and yearning for each other, I expected a little more tension. There were great secondary characters (Reisen and Melody, Nicholas and Ivy) that really amped the story for me and I can only hope that Alyssa Day will include them in future books or give them their own books. Vampire in Atlantis was still a fun, exciting addition to the Warriors of Poseidon series and I'm looking forward to Alaric's story (hopefully this one won't be a let down after all the anticipation!)”ashlovesbooks wrote this review Friday, August 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Start at the beginning! this is a fabulous, romantic series. Like Adrian, the premise is starting to change, and loose a little of its romance in favor of suspense...I like the romance part better! But still, if you have not read this series, it is one of the best in the paranormal romance bend! ”whitney wrote this review Monday, August 1, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I liked this book the best.
Serai was cool. Finally, someone to tell the guys to back off and quit with the posturing long enough to see that someone other than their sword wielding holiness can do something. :P
Nicholas, Ivy and Ian were good together. I hope Nicholas takes over as Primus. I wonder how that's going to work if he does and if Conlan will work with him? Hmmm...
There wasn't enough Reisen and Melody. But I'm not surprised. Um, Ms. Day? Stork Reisen please!
I hope they get something more than just a make-out scene. BTW, unless I read Alyssa Day's apology for Reisen suddenly generating his other hand, I wouldn't have noticed he hand was back.
And where was Smitty? I'm so not letting that go! He was so cool in the last book that I think there needs to be a campaign to bring him back!
I'm looking forward to the next two books. Alaric and Quinn should be an interesting read and I'm curious who Jack's HEA will be. Probably one of the sisters....”
“Daniel: a vampire and Night Guild mage; he was ruler of the Primus; as a human, he was an apprentice black smith; eleven thousand years old
Serai: one of the 'Sleeping Maidens', had been in 'stasis' for eleven thousand years, was once supposed to marry Conlan; very beautiful with blue-black hair and ocean blue eyes
“I have waited for a long time for Daniel’s story and I was not disappointed. His story is about love, redemption, betrayal, and is filled with suspense and action. Throughout this series we have watched Daniel go from enemy to an uneasy alliance with the Warriors of Poseidon.
A millennia ago Daniel lost his one true love and was turned into a vampire. Since then Daniel's whole existence has been about atoning for the first years of being a vampire when he was lost to sorrow and blood lust. After finding Serai again he knows he doesn’t deserve her, for she is all that is good and he has done horrible things in his past but he still wants her. This story is about love, sacrifice, and the power of redemption.
This book is a fun light read and if you are a fan of the Warriors of Poseidon you will love is book.
“5 Flames = VOLCANIC!
One of the problems with having a favorite author is having high expectations. Alyssa Day's Warriors of Poseidon series was my first paranormal read ever. Add that to the fact that her books just get better and better (I mean I never thought she'd be able to top Brennan's!) and once you put all that together, well, that's just a lot of pressure for this book to have. So what happens if this book isn't awesome? I hate that nervous feeling I get as I crack open a new book from one of my favorite authors.
Why on Earth was I worried?
This book more than delivered. Do we need to say it together? "I shall never doubt Alyssa Day again." Now repeat.
Daniel is one of my favorite vamp heroes, even if he gets a bit emo at times (hey, it's understandable! look what's he's been through! He thinks he's the reason the love of his life is dead), and he feels that 11,000 years is plenty. He's tired, he's lonely, and he doesn't see the point in life anymore. He decides to walk into the sun,but he falls into a portal instead.
Serai was one of the maidens frozen and meant to be married to a royal husband to ensure the purity of the Atlantean line(Remember in Atlantis Rising where Prince Conlan was supposed to be engaged to one of these women?). Well, wouldn't ya know that after 11,000 years she is able to break free of her prison? And what's the first thing she wants? Escape.
Opening a portal, Serai is all set to run from Atlantis and into freedom, when Daniel falls through the portal and lands at her feet. Daniel thinks he's in heaven, and she is shocked and confused, but drags him through the portal with her. They had known each other before Atlantis sank beneath the sea! She was the love of his life who he'd thought was dead. He was a blacksmith, she was an Atlantean princess. What a love story!
One of my favorite scenes happens right after they go through the portal. Jack (our tiger shifter-hello hot tiger goodness!) attacks them, and Serai does something soo cool that I can't spoil it for you. But let's leave it at she makes Jack roll over and show belly. It was a great scene.
Right about there, we find out that the Emperor, an amethyst from Poseidon's trident, is what has kept the maidens in stasis for the past 11,000 years. And wouldn't ya know, someone wants that stone, and wants to use it for evil purposes? I really liked the side-story about the vampire and the witch using that stone. Best quote? From Ivy, the witch, to her teenage son "Don't threaten the scary vampire." That scary vampire was actually a pretty cool bad guy, or maybe a not-so-bad guy...
Serai and Daniel have to find the Emperor and get it back to Atlantis, but the capricious portal won't let anyone through to help. It was great seeing the two of them reconnect-what a love story! And watching Daniel see himself through Serai's eyes, and not through the tortured-hero-alpha-male blinders he'd been wearing was so beautiful. Can I just sigh for a minute about this book? ::sigh::
The love scenes were so steamy hot, I needed a cold glass of water! And Daniel, in that alpha male "mine" mode? Oh *swoon* I about melted into a puddle. I even cried at one point. Vampire in Atlantis will grip you, and hold you tight til the end of the book, you won't want it to let you go, and you'll find yourself slowing down so you can savour the story.
One of my favorite characters is Poseidon himself. I love his cameo appearances in each book, and this one doesn't fail to disappoint.
"Remember, it's a dry heat." Trust me, that will be funny once you've read the book ;)
**Thank you to Alyssa Day for the ARC
This book releases June 7,2011 and guess who's next? Quinn and Alaric!!! Their book Heart of Atlantis will come out Jan 3, 2012.”
“I wasn't so sure about Serai at first, but I really ended up liking her by the end of the story. I wish there was a little more about Serai and Daniel between their original meeting and when they were torn apart, but that is really my only complaint. Included just about every character thus far in the stories and I loved that they all came back and interacted.
Just wish Marie and her kitty have a happier ending!”