Of Triton (Syrena Legacy Series #2)

Of Triton (Syrena Legacy Series #2)

by Anna Banks


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Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she's a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm. Syrena law states all Half-Breeds should be put to death.

As if that's not bad enough, her mother's reappearance in the Syrena world turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen's request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she's never known?

Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen's points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.

Books by Anna Banks:

The Syrena Legacy

Of Poseidon (Book 1)

Of Triton (Book 2)

Of Neptune (Book 3)


The Nemesis duology

Nemesis (Book 1)

Ally (Book 2)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250044310
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Series: Syrena Legacy Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 48,451
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: HL730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Anna Banks's first novel, Of Poseidon, was a Macmillan Fierce Reads title. She lives in Crestview, on the Florida Panhandle, with her husband and their daughter.

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MY EYES won’t open. It’s like my lashes are coated with iron instead of mascara, pulling down my lids with a heaviness I can’t fight. A medicated kind of heaviness.

I’m disoriented. Part of me feels awake, as if I’m swimming from the bottom of the ocean to the surface, but my body feels floaty, like I’m already there rolling with the lull of the waves.

I run a groggy diagnostics on my other senses.

Hearing. The hushed roar of tires negotiating a road beneath. The repetition of a cheesy chorus on an eighties radio station. The wheeze of an air conditioner that has long needed attention.

Smell. The wispy scent of Mom’s perfume. The pine-tree air freshener forever dangling from the rearview. The conditioned leather of her car.

Touch. The seat belt cutting into my neck at an angle I’ll pay for later. The sweat on the back of my legs, pasting me to the leather.

Road trip.

I used to love this about my parents. I’d come home from school and the car would already be packed. We’d take off without a destination, me and Mom and Dad and sometimes my best friend, Chloe. Just driving and seeing and stopping when we wanted to see more. Museums and national parks and little specialty stores that sold things like plaster castings of Sasquatch footprints. We fell victim to Dad’s hobby as an amateur photographer, forced to hold touristy poses for the camera and the sake of memories. To this day, our house is practically wallpapered with past road trips—pictures of us giving one another bunny ears or crossing our eyes and sticking out our tongues like asylum patients.

The car jolts, sending my thoughts chasing after each other in a hazy race. Memories churn in a kind of mental whirlwind, and a few clear images pause and magnify themselves, like still-life photos of a normal day. Mom, doing dishes. Chloe, smiling at me. Dad, sitting at the kitchen table. Galen, leaving through the back door.

Wait. Galen …

All the images line up, filing themselves in order, speeding up, animating the still shots into a movie of my life. A movie that shows how I came to be buckled in Mom’s car, groggy and confused. That’s when I realize that this is not a McIntosh family road trip. It couldn’t be.

Two and a half years have passed since my dad died of cancer.

Three months have passed since the shark killed Chloe in the waters of Destin. Which means that three months have passed since I met Galen on that beach.

And I’m not sure how much time has passed since Galen and his best friend, Toraf, left my house to retrieve Grom. Grom, the Triton king, Galen’s older brother. Grom, who was supposed to mate with my mother. Grom, who is a Syrena, a man-fish. A man-fish who was supposed to mate with my mother. My mother, who is also Nalia, the long-lost supposed-to-be-dead Poseidon princess who’s been living on land all these years because _________.

Speaking of Her Esteemed Majesty Mom … she’s lost her freaking mind.

And I’ve been kidnapped.



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Of Triton 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 106 reviews.
MAMABookasaurus More than 1 year ago
Technically 4.6 rounded to 5 --- I have waited for this next installment for so long. The pain of it was excruciating. You can imagine my excitement when I obtained an early copy. My eyes danced, my heart sang and my fingers itched to grab hold and read every delicious syllable.  The book started off with a bang and only expanded from there. I held my jaw off the floor the whole way through. Anna Banks delivered a whale of a novel, packed to the gills with romance, intrigue, action and tactile characters. What I loved most about her writing are the snap-crackle-pop, snarky personalities that jump out of the book. The intensity left my nails in tatters. I fell in love with the characters all over again. Bravo to Banks for writing such a well crafted novel. She made everything so organic and believable. The storyline was rock solid, the plot was convincing, the writing style was consistent and well developed and the  character development was outstanding. She is a master of detail. Combine those with her boiling hot romance, perfect pace and quick-witted humor and the result is the best catch of the summer reading lot!  Anna Banks didn't pull punches in this second installment. I found the story made even more intense by the various points of view. Emma's and Galen's viewpoints created an enriched, flavorful depth to the story that wouldn't have existed otherwise.  One of the aspects to Banks' writing style that I loved is her ability to drop the reader into the middle of a character's head. I felt what they felt and experienced everything they did. Sigh.... brilliant. Emma got her game on and showed everyone just what she was made of in this installment. I felt so proud of her for stepping up to the plate and trying to make a difference.   Banks unloaded a dump truck of surprise information in this second book that left me with a whole new appreciation for several characters.  She threw so many twists and turns at me that I was holding onto my sofa for dear life. All I have to say about her characters is that if you think you have them pegged, think again. They morphed into completely different persona. One transformation was eye raising. Another had me trying to yell into the book, thinking they could all hear me.  Along with the humor and intense scenes, Banks included some resolutions that had me up doing my victory dance (but I assure you it was not in an orange track suit.) Banks had me in complete shock and awe for several scenes. One in particular left me talking to the book asking, "Are you joking?" My husband has continued to threaten counseling for me as I talk to inanimate objects.... aka books... way to much. Seriously though... it was mind blowing, heart stopping and I just didn't want to believe what happened. I have unanswered questions. One of which occurred in the very last paragraph. (No cheating people, don't skip to the last page!) If you've had questions regarding the mythology specifically, you should be pleased with the explanations added in this book.  We get introduced to characters only hinted at before and got a much closer look at some of the other merfolk. I applaud Banks on an outstanding second installment that was meaty, juicy, flavorful and super filling. I anxiously await what delicious goodness Banks has in store for book three. If you have not read OF POSEIDON, I HIGHLY recommend it. This is excellent reading, especially for summer. ENJOY! TWITTER: @MamaBookasaurus 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I literally read this book in a day. Less than a day. I really like this series. :) But im a sucker for romance and mermaids, so of course this reeled me in. I hope you enjoy it too!
IceyBooks More than 1 year ago
There's something about Anna Banks's writing that is genius. It's funny, yet at the same time serious, and paints a picture so vividly that you can't help but wonder if you need an oxygen tank for when she takes us beneath the surface.  In one sentence: OF TRITON is incredibly good.  In her sophomore novel, Anna Banks continues the story that began with a gigantic (unputdownable) splash in OF POSEIDON. I've said this before, but I'm a huge fan of mermaids, and this series takes the cake. And while I first had a feeling it might falter with a case of second-book-syndrome, it didn't. It blew my fears away with unexpected twists, character banter (which I ADORE) and a story that was just as good as the first.  The stakes felt higher in OF TRITON. With scandal and treason going against the Royals, Emma's life was pretty much on the rocks. Which reminds me: Emma was as awesome in OF TRITON as she was in OF POSEIDON. And if you haven't read Anna Banks's debut, get on that. ASAP.  While some people found the dual point-of-view of first-person and third-person confusing, I found it genius. Switch to the author's point of view and think about how difficult it could be to get voice in third-person that differs the first. Yep, it isn't easy. Yet Anna Banks makes it seem effortless, and while switching POVs may seem unnecessary, believe me, it is.  There isn't much to say about OF TRITON other than: it is so good, you need to pick it up. Because that's just what it is. I don't usually pick up novels that are more humor than serious. But OF TRITON, and its predecessor, OF POSEIDON, aren't more humor than serious - they combine both into a completely unbelievable must-read series. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok. First off i would like to say, if you havent read the books then why are you reviewing them!?!? And second, dont think that this book is like the Percy Jackson series,bevause its really not. Neither of them are even that similar except for the kids lenieage and the whole "this happens in the ocean" thing. Now, if you do think they are alike, please dont be aggresive towards me. Everyone has their own opinions, its just that I've read all of both books and dont find them that similar. It just kinda upsets me that the somw of the fans of Percy Jackson,I'm a fan too,dont worry, are trying to judge a book, literally, by its summary. But for the book, I THOUGHT IT WAS EXCELLENT. ANNA! GIRL YOU HAVE DONE A MAGNIFISENT JOB WITH THIS. OH MY. I LOVED IT!!! I FELT AS THOUGH I WAS EMMA ALMOST THE ENTIRE TIME. EXCEPT FOR WHEN IT WAS GALENS POV. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first one last summer and didnt know the second came out. When I found out I went and got it! I LOVED IT!!! I read the book on my vacatation finishing it!!!! I really hope she writes more!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never saw the ending coming. I loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books. If u havent read Of Poseidon u definetly should. Anyways Of Triton leaves off at where Galen figuers out that Emma's mom is Princess Nalia. Of course i cant say much else if not i will spoil the book but i can say that Nalia should have payed attention to Emma's feeling because i mean how could she just tell her only daughter that she was made in the spur of the moment. AND that she never loved Emma's father. Also i so hope that Emma and Galen r true mates i mean they r perfect for each other. And if u have read the book can u tell me what the next book will be called? I want to mark it on a calender so i remember.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Book was so amazing! I loved the first book and I couldn't wait for the second! I must admit that I had very high hopes for this book and it did not disappoint. I would have appreciated more scenes between Galen and Emma but there weren't as many as I'd wanted. However, there were enough to make me feel satisfied. I know this sounds like I'm criticizing the book but I'm not. To prove my point I got the book on iBooks and it was about 250 pages. I finished the book in one day. Kudos to Anna Banks for writing another fantastic book!
Disquietus More than 1 year ago
As sequels go, Of Triton is a solid effort by Anna Banks. Her writing style continues to be one of my favorites: fun, fresh, nicely descriptive without being too much and really just 100% enjoyable. The book immediately picks up where Of Poseidon left off, as the truth of Emma's Syrena parentage is revealed and she is thrown into a non-stop whirlwind of adventure and political drama, packed into too few pages. One of the few problems that I had with this book is it's length. Everything happens too quickly for me, and there is never any time to stop and process the developments. For that reason many of the major plot points don't feel as if they are ever fully developed. The revelation of Triton's gifts and who has them as well as the political struggle were particularly glossed over and not developed enough for me to find myself truly invested or excited about them. I really wanted more explanation of the Syrena political structure, and why it is possible for them to put the Royal's on trial and why all of the Royal's are suddenly on trial over Nalia's existence. I also feel like we never understand the purpose behind the villains grasp for power. You know that he wants to take control and wants to change the system but it's never clear what changes he wants to make or why he wants to make them and that definitely lessened my enjoyment of the story. Hopefully the final book, Of Neptune, will get more into those points. My favorite part of the story continued to be the characters. Emma is as sassy as ever, and reveals herself to be a bigger bad-ass then I think anyone realized towards the later half of the book. She's definitely no pushover. She stands up for herself against her mother and everyone else who would rather she just sit idly by and let everything work itself out. She's not afraid to take big chances and even when she's unclear about what she really wants to do about her Syrena heritage and her future, she never comes off as whiny or annoying. She's one of the realest teenagers I've come across. My love for Galen continued in this book. I have the biggest crush on him. Even when he's frustrating me with his over-protectiveness of Emma and always seeming to believe the worst about Toraf, he still makes me swoon. He's particularly adorable when he's being embarrassed around Emma's grandfather. I don't have much to say about the Galen/Emma romance because while it still gave me the warm and fuzzies, I feel like they definitely have some growing to do and need to have some real conversations about the future. There's a definite lack of communication about some real issues that they need to address. Emma might not realize this but Galen definitely should. I would have definitely liked to see some more conflict and realism in this relationship. Rayna, Toraf, Nalia and Grom and the King of the Poseidon tribe (is that the correct phrase? I don't even know) aka Emma's grandfather were also character highlights for me. I still want a series starring Rayna, or at least a novella because the girl is boss and her mate person (husband? what do they call them? another thing I forgot or never knew) is also boss and a favorite and I want more of them. While I definitely enjoyed the first novel better, Of Triton was a solid follow-up. And though the ending was conclusive enough that I would have been fine without a third book I AM SO SO SO EXCITED to have more of these characters and their story in Of Neptune. Even though Anna Banks' tweets about it have me terrified.
DarkHart More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this sequel. Kind of a guilty pleasure, I think, as I always secretly wished to be a mermaid. The ending seemed a little bit rushed. Maybe I'm just not ready for the story to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the first one so will love this one
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MyndiL More than 1 year ago
I'm really enjoying reading about the Syrena (mermaids) in this series. While this is a YA series and has the paranormal romance thing going on, there is so much more to the story than that. There's royalty and betrayals and injustices. There's tragedy and joys. It's really a roller coaster ride of emotions and it keeps you riveted through to the last page. I'm already eager to start on the next book. In this volume, with a Syrena long thought dead returned, the Syrena must decide if their laws and way of life are still the best for the species in this new era. They must weed out the dishonest of their kind and find the truth to their gifts and heritage. And through it all there is three different romances going on. If you enjoy paranormal romances, mermaids or under the sea creatures, and good stories, you're going to love this book.
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valesbookshelf More than 1 year ago
I really loved this series, the second book had so much drama in it. Kept me on the edge of my seat!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the origionality of the insults halarious and i love the story so far but i swear if she cant change and doesnt end up with galen im gonna be upset.,!!!! Never stop writing
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Cuanam More than 1 year ago
Book 2 in The Syrena Legacy picks up roughly 12-24 hours after Of Poseidon ends. It's really a non-stop  roller-coaster ride of emotion and events. From Nalia's return to the tribunal Jagen sets up against the  royals, the reader really has little want of putting the book down. A couple of aspects of the story are predictable especially when it concerns Rayna, though a few of the  twists will definitely through the reader for a loop and make them question where their loyalty lies. I look forward to getting to read Of Neptune, the third book in this series. I do hope it's truly not the  final book in this series. In the short time it's taken me to read Of Poseidon and Of Triton, I've grown to  love these unique and some times quirky characters and would hate to say goodbye so soon. I give this book 5 of 5 paws.
closkot More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!  Okay, I picked up this book from Audible since I knew I had the first book in audiobook form from SYNC.   First, I love that it is the same narrator because I was already use to her style and voices for her of the characters :)  I really like listening to audiobooks as a way to get my book fix when I’m busy doing other things and can’t focus on reading.  I get to multitask this way.  I usually have two audiobooks going as the same time.  One I listen to in the car with my son, and another I listen to from my computer. Anna has created a beautiful world, but it does have its perils that must be transverse.  She does a wonderful job weaving her words in a great story.   Emma is a great heroine in the story, and she is always protective of life which I love.  She won’t let people railroad her and always sticks to her guns when it is something she feels is important.  Her gift is amazing.  Of course new things are happening in the Syrena world.  Some things I loved and could see coming, and other things, I was screaming and yelling Nooo!!!  Lots of action, turmoil, drama, and so much more!  I can’t wait to listen to book 3 which I already have!! I recommend this series to YA lovers who like fishy tales ;)
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Dazzlamb More than 1 year ago
Being the reason for starting a war between the two kingdoms of Poseidon and Triton isn't the worst there can be about your life, right? Finding out that your mother is the long-lost Princess of an underwater kingdom is worse. You are forbidden to be with your love, a true Prince. And what about learning that as a Half-Breed both kingdoms want to see you dead? OF TRITON might fill the spot next to OF POSEIDON on your book shelf, but barely adds progress to the actual story. What happened to Anna Banks' brilliant plot of the first book? Couldn't see it continuing in this sequel. As Emma's mother's past is very important for the story in this second book, parts of her history are recapitulated and reconstructed and with that the story took a direction I couldn't enjoy that much anymore. Her mother's infuriating temper doesn't allow any discussions at all. And so she couldn't very well count on me to feel any kind of sympathy towards her. Then Emma and Galen's relationship isn't as fresh and as adventurous as in OF POSEIDON (which I loved). Can we please just abandon the adults in this story and let the teens have their sexy times? 3,5/5 ***/* OF TRITON - Not as much splashy underwater fun as the first book offered. This is probably the shortest sequel ever. OF TRITON is weaker in story-building and romace-wise than the first book in the series. Nevertheless it felt great to be back with our awesome sea crew, because Emma, Galen and their friends sure provide entertainment. I'm setting all my hopes on OF NEPTUNE to be the worthy and epic conclusion to OF POSEIDON.
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