I love this series and I am very pleased that Audible has picked it up. Alyssa gives us a totally different view of the supernatural world with her Wa..Show More »rriors of Poseidon. I really loved her take on the Atlantis mythology and how she adds vamps and weres into the mix. The love story can be a little corny at times, but that, to me, is just a part of the "formal speak" of Conlan's people so it fits.The only thing I was not thrilled with was the narrator. Joshua Swanson has a great tone of voice but I think he kinda of over does it when reading this type of story. His style, to me, would be more for a children's story where the more drama the better. At times through out the story it gets a bit too much. I see that he is slated to do the rest of the series and I can only hope he tones it down a bit, and changes the pronunciation of the word em-path. He sounds like he is saying "M-pith" stressing the M and pith instead of PATH. I know it is silly to mention one single word, but it is just a pet peeve of mine.So, my rating for the book itself is a 5 star but the narration is only 3 star (if that). I will round it out to a 4 star total. (I wish there was a way to give separate ratings and then a final rating). I will probably buy the next book to see if Joshua is any better. If not.............maybe if they go on a $4.99 sale.
I also need to mention........for those who are not into explicit sex and language, this series may not be for you.
I've been following this series since Book 1, and they should definately be listened to in order. I enjoyed this installment. The story is entertainin..Show More »g, if a bit formulaic. There is violence, and there is descriptive sex, but not so much as to overwhelm the story, and some graphic language. Those who might be offended by this should not buy the book. Such things don't bother me so long as they fit into the story (not just sex for sexes sake) and/or fit the characters involved. I like the narrator Joshua Swanson to a point. While narrating the story itself, he does a good job. He even does a decent job of the female characters. But when he speaks in the voice of the Atlantean males, he just overplays it. They come across sounding heroic in an almost cartoonish fashion (for those of you old enough, think Dudley Dooright). While I found this somewhat annoying, it certainly didn't ruin the book for me. All in all, it was a fun read.
This is the 7th installment in the Warriors of Poseidon series, and it's probably my favorite one yet. However, this is a series, and we are well into..Show More » that series by this point. There's an ongoing story, and in the previous six books the hero of this story appears many times, and his character is developed along the way. For that reason, to get the full benefit of this book, it's important that you begin with Atlantis Rising and work your way through the series before tackling this book.
There's a search for gems going on, a different gem for each book (excepting one). In the process of searching, love is found. There's a different relationship highlighted in each book, and old characters from previous books in the series are present in the ongoing backstory of this book. Each books ends with the completion of the love story and the search for that books gem.
I've had problems with some of the Atlantean male's characer voices in the past books, but I didn't have as much trouble with that in this book, since the main male character is not an Atlantean.
I have been reading the Warriors of Poseidon series since the first book came out on Audible, and it's been a bit of a rocky ride. While I enjoyed the..Show More » concept and the stories overall, I wasn't always so thrilled with the narration. Imagine my glee when I discovered they had changed narrators for this final installment and that one of my very favorite narrators, Xe Sands, was reading it. It made, for me, all the difference in the world. I think if she had read the series from the beginning, it would have changed this from a series I "liked" to a series that I "loved". She absolutely nailed it in my opinion.
In this book we Finally (yes, Finally with a capital F) get Alaric and Quinn's story. These two met in the very first book and boy did the sparks fly. They run into each other at least once a book for the next 6 books, leaving us wondering what would come of their seemingly doomed affection for each other. Now I know, but if you want to find out, you'll have to read the book! They were, from the beginning, such a mismatched couple that it was almost humorous. I was so happy to see that they were finally going to get their story told.
I was also happy that this book actually tied up all the loose ends of the Warriors of Poseidon series. I love a good series, and some I don't mind going on more or less indefinitely, but this particular series had an "end point" that you could see coming from the beginning, and it would have just been wrong to have carried it on and on without resolution. Alyssa Day does exactly the right thing by making this the last book in this series and ending this story line arc. I couldn't be more pleased and would recommend this series to any PNR fan.