The Lost Continent: The Story of Atlantis

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The finest tale ever written of fabled Atlantis, The Lost Continent is a sweeping, fiery saga of the last days of the doomed land. Atlantis, at the height of its power and glory, is without equal. It has established far-flung colonies in Egypt and Central America, and its mighty navies patrol the seas. The priests of Atlantis channel the elemental powers of the universe, and a powerful monarch rules from a staggeringly beautiful city of pyramids and shining temples clustered ...
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The finest tale ever written of fabled Atlantis, The Lost Continent is a sweeping, fiery saga of the last days of the doomed land. Atlantis, at the height of its power and glory, is without equal. It has established far-flung colonies in Egypt and Central America, and its mighty navies patrol the seas. The priests of Atlantis channel the elemental powers of the universe, and a powerful monarch rules from a staggeringly beautiful city of pyramids and shining temples clustered around a sacred mountain.

Mighty Atlantis is also decaying and corrupt. Its people are growing soft and decadent, and many live in squalor. Rebellion is in the air, and prophecies of doom ring forth. Into this epic drama of the end of time stride two memorable characters: the warrior-priest Deucalion, stern, just, and loyal, and the Empress Phorenice, brilliant, ambitious, and passionate. The old and new Atlantis collide in a titanic showdown between Deucalion and Phorenice, a struggle that soon affects the destiny of an entire civilization.

C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne (1866-1944) was a popular novelist, author of the "Captain Kettle" adventures. Harry Turtledove, a winner of the Hugo Award, is the author of such novels as How Few Remain and Guns of the South. Gary Hoppenstand is a professor of American thought and language at Michigan State University. He is the author of Clive Barker's Short Stories: Imagination as Metaphor in the Books of Blood and Other Works and the editor of Popular Fiction: An Anthology, which won the Popular Culture Association's National Book Award.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780803273320
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2002
  • Series: Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 259
  • Sales rank: 1,373,487
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

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C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne (1866–1944) was a popular novelist, author of the "Captain Kettle" adventures. Harry Turtledove, a winner of the Hugo Award, is the author of such novels as How Few Remain and Guns of the South. Gary Hoppenstand is a professor of American thought and language at Michigan State University. He is the author of Clive Barker's Short Stories: Imagination as Metaphor in the Books of Blood and Other Works and the editor of Popular Fiction: An Anthology, which won the Popular Culture Association's National Book Award.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Prefatory--The Legatees of Deucalion 1
1 My Recall 11
2 Back to Atlantis 22
3 A Rival Navy 31
4 The Welcome of Phorenice 39
5 Zaemon's Curse 50
6 The Biters of the City Walls 65
7 The Biters of the Walls (Further Account) 79
8 The Preacher from the Mountains 89
9 Phorenice, Goddess 100
10 A Wooing 110
11 An Affair with the Barbarous Fishers 123
12 The Drug of Our Lady the Moon 136
13 The Burying Alive of Nais 151
14 Again the Gods Make Change 163
15 Zaemon's Summons 177
16 Siege of the Sacred Mountain 185
17 Nais the Regained 200
18 Storm of the Sacred Mountain 213
19 Destruction of Atlantis 226
20 On the Bosom of the Deep 237
Afterword 241
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