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Shadows of Atlantis

Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening
by Mara Powers
Genre: Fantasy
“…had me turning the pages obsessively from the very beginning.”
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Enter the legacy of the legend…
Brigitte has been chosen to renew the treaty between Atlantis and the ancient
bloodline of Lemuria. As an emissary of nature, her betrothal would
ensure the continued function of the Crystal Grid, the life source of
the ten kingdoms of Atlantis. But as Brigitte prepares to leave from
her home in the magical Dreamvale, her people are attacked by a storm
of shadows. Now she is running for her life.
Upon her arrival in the ruling city of Atlantis, she meets D’Vinid, a
dejected musician who lives the quintessential Atlantean lifestyle of
revelry, escapism and apathy. Under the eclipse of a sacred festival,
they are swept into an attraction they cannot resist. Their union may
protect humanity from its worst enemy – the shadows of Atlantis. But
there is one problem, this man is not her betrothed.
Brigitte soon discovers that the corruption of the Grid could very well be the
Grid itself. Citizens have neglected to attend the rituals required
to charge the crystals with their psychic emanations. Some have
fallen prey to an epidemic called “the madness”, caused by
shadowy parasites that feed off human suffering. But as nature always
strives toward balance, the crystals have activated a genetic upgrade
among the people. The youth have begun to express supernatural
powers. Could it be that D’Vinid and Brigitte are meant to be
leaders among the awakened? And if so, why does it seem impossible
for them to be together?
A mysterious tale of romance, seduction and betrayal that reaches just
enough into the modern mind to ask – will we learn the lessons of
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Mara Powers is a rebel of the written word who has tackled the monumental
task of recreating Atlantis. When she was 16 in Fort Collins,
Colorado, she began visiting the library in search of things she
couldn’t learn in school. Her goal was to re-define her religion. She
studied theology voraciously until she discovered the concept of
reincarnation though Hinduism. It was the answer to a lifelong
existential crisis that had plagued her for many sleepless nights.
The study of reincarnation led her to the channel Edgar Cayce. In his
many books, she found his past life readings of lifetimes spent in
Atlantis. This was the beginning of a lifelong quest to unravel the
secrets of this mystery. She has spent upwards of 30 years exploring
the labyrinth of ancient civilizations. Her decision to turn it all
into a high concept, visionary fantasy series stems from her study of
the esoteric depiction of Atlantis. With the other half of her
research rooted in the secular, it was the best way to illustrate
both aspects of this fascinating legend. Her work is the legacy of
the legend.
My Review
4 stars

Atlantis is an amazing world that runs of the power of the Crystal Grid and the psychic power of the people. But the grid is failing. Bridgette is supposed to be the solution to fixing the problem. Brigette is to be married and the unity strengthens the grid. But when she gets to the center of Atlantis she meets D’Vinis, a musician with his own problems.

Brigette starts to fall for D’Vinis but he is not the one that she is supposed to be marrying. But this might just be what Atlantis needs. The grid is the problem and the people not coming to the rituals to renew it are not helping keep it going. But it seems the younger generation has developed some abilities that just might change the way things work.

This was an interesting read. I love the idea of Atlantis so I was jumping at the chance to review this book. I loved this world and how it worked, although it was a bit of a learning curve when I started reading the book. But once I got things figured out it was easy to follow along with the different characters.

This story has so much more than just Brigette and D’Vinis. You have political issues, religious issues, and changes with people and society. It does make you think. I really enjoyed this book and recommend you check it out. It is a great start to a series with lots of possibilities. I can’t wait to see where Mara Powers takes the story from here.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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