Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening

Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening

by Mara Powers

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ISBN-13: 9780996765206
Publisher: Shadows of Atlantis, LLC
Publication date: 10/27/2015
Series: Shadows of Atlantis , #1
Pages: 324
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

MARA POWERS is an American Gen X'er who discovered the mystery of Atlantis at sixteen, and has researched it avidly ever since. Hailing from a literary family, she has always been a free spirit, living a life of adventure in pursuit of her many creative talents. Her travels have enhanced her love of words, and gifted her with experiences, life observations and characters to weave into her stories. She regularly migrates between Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, Northern Colorado, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Austin, Texas.

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Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anjesen 10 days ago
Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening, by Mara Powers (326 pages, published by Shadows of Atlantis LLC, 2018), is the first part of the Shadows of Atlantis series, and is a mythical fiction and fantasy novel located in the third era of the enigmatic kingdom of Atlantis. The author has dedicated the book to "the awakening of humanity". D'Vinid, a professional musician and an expert hoverboard trickster from Poseidia, Atlantis, tries to break the ties that eagerly tie his life to the design of the Watchers and live by his own standards, in a world that apparently clouds reason with dreams. Brigitte, from the Dreamvale, escapes from a growing disaster, leaving everything behind for a goal that has been predefined from above. Their paths will cross and take them both to the center of Atlantis, where they will be part of a gigantic struggle between fate and freedom, between conscience and blind faith. Through a fantastic but extremely thorough and quite coherent reconstruction of the ancient world of Atlantis, Mara Powers manages to present in Awakening a detailed allegory of the individual, social, religious and political struggles of the human race, confronting belief and technology, dreams and reality, freedom and destiny, light and shadows. The myriad of characters that make up this work have been defined with precision and rigor, and the story has been woven with such skill that the plot organically expands like a torch that gradually illuminates an immense labyrinth right from its center. Even though Awakening does not deliver a conclusion, its reading has been greatly pleasing and the journey exciting. This book does not lack action, humor, fantasy, romance or intrigue, and the promises it has placed on the horizon are powerful enough to wish to continue reading the rest of the series. A highly recommended book.
Juli Watson 14 days ago
Mara Powers invites you to step into a fantastical and timeless world of dreams in this tightly-written journey, accompanied by great illustrations. If you are intrigued by the sound of magical lands, parasitic shadows, tattoos that come to life, murder, elixirs, crystals, and apparitions made of fear then get lost in these pages as soon as you can! The essence of the story is that the main character, Brigitte, and her brother, Lukias, journey to fulfil Brigitte’s birthright, to become the Queen of Atlantis. They must learn all about their new kingdom and its problems. Without giving too much away, newly-betrothed Brigitte becomes pregnant, which of course is perfectly poised as material for Powers’s follow-up book to cover. Who is the father of her yet-to-be-born child though? Her new husband, King Kyliron or her lover, D’Vinid?
Anonymous 16 days ago
D'Vinid and Brigitte, the two main characters, with different background, lead us through Atlantis a peaceful, idyllic place and paradise. Atlantis is run by Crystal Grid energized by the psychic power of its citizens. The grid is in danger now and Brigette can be the only key to save this beautiful place. This book is excellent for fans of fantasy and mythology. Mara Powers did a great job with pacing and keeping the readers on the edge. An absolutely fantastic read that had me turning the pages obsessively from the beginning.
Bookish_Picks 4 months ago
I have a real interest in mythology after studying it in college, so I was definitely drawn to Shadows of Atlantis as the reviews stated that historical legend and fact was weaved into the plot. I had high hopes for the first in Mara Power's fantasy saga and I was not disappointed. The scenes were set beautifully with detailed descriptions – I could almost see the ancient city of Atlantis with my own eyes. Additionally, Power has created two protagonists – Brigette and D'Vinid' that you cannot help but become deeply invested in. The attraction between then is so powerful, but Brigette has been promised to another, to renew the bond between two Kingdom and strengthen the life force that sustains them all. However, there are shadows lurking in Atlantis that threaten the destroy everything – is this the end of the magical city.
Jamztoma 4 months ago
Amazing Setting, Will Make You Swim Every Current This great and imaginative book from author Mara Powers will totally draw you in to its world of wonders and mythical elements with the heroine being Brigitte and her brother Lukias as they are taken by some group called the Watchers to Atlantis (yes, Aquaman anyone, haha) to search for the one who will establish an alliance or something like that between their two worlds. Brigitte finds herself drawn to a mysterious man-creature by the name of D’vinid who seem to also eye her for his own interests. I was very taken in by the book’s simple writing and how fantastical it all is with the inhabitants of this version of Atlantis, the great and remarkable civilization of history and myth that many in our day talk about with awe and wonder. I found this book to be very entertaining, romantic, adventurous and amazing. If you ever are in the loop for a book that takes place in Atlantis and is a lover of a fresh outlook about it then check this book out. The imagery is just fresh because everything about this Atlantis is drawn from Powers’ innovative and storytelling mind. There are creatures here that are called the Magi (hmmm…sounds familiar right?) Then there are characters with attire that will remind you of the characters of old fantasy mediums like hoods, scarves and crystals and stuff like that. There are the usual creatures of the sea like the dolphin for instance and then there is the inclusion of the Biblical hybrid we know as the Nephilim. All in all, if you are one who enjoys Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Bible/ and the great Ocean deep, this book is definitely for you. I know because I loved it after completing it! I won’t spoil the book for you so no more previews! For these last few days of 2018, you should buy and read this ebook now! After your spiked interest in Atlantis maybe from viewing the Aquaman movie that’s out now this year (2018) this book I believe will sate you. Have a wonderful remainder of the old year and why not say goodbye to it with an amazing book like this?
Gemma Davison 5 months ago
If you are a fan of fantasy fiction like I am, then you will definitely enjoy 'Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening' by Mara Powers. It provides a unique take on the story of the mythical city of Atlantis, whilst weaving in a powerful love story, and plenty of supernatural peril. The plot focuses on Brigette who must travel to Atlantis to meet her betrothed, which is essential to the continued functioning of the Crystal Grid – the source of life to ten kingdoms. When she arrives she meets a man and finds herself falling in love, but he is not her betrothed and forces seem set on keeping them apart. There are other threats to Crystal Grid, mysterious shadows that spread sickness through the people of Atlantis, throwing nature and the Crystals out of balance. Can Brigette find a way to be with the man she loves and save the Ten Kingdoms, or will her entire world crumble? The fantasy novel is mysterious., alluring and so engaging. It draws you in from the very first chapter and takes you on a fast-paced journey of discovery and danger, right up to its unpredictable conclusion. I thoroughly enjoyed the first in the 'Shadows of Atlantis' series and I am very much looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Well done Mara Powers.
Grymm 6 months ago
What a great first novel! Powers clearly is passionate about Atlantis, and does a great job creating and building a world for us to roam in. The world is very well-developed, along with the characters. The history and culture in the book is enough to draw us in, but Powers manages to drag us in deeper with skillful writing and bits of real history. It’s enough to have made me forget that I was reading a book, and felt a part of her universe. It’s hard to really focus on anything other the amazing attention to detail in the world/character building, as you might find from other reviews, but there’s a great story wrapped amidst it all as well. We get thrown into an adventure that is somewhat politically charged, but that fire is stoked by adventure, danger, and sacrifice. Brigitte is a solid character with diverse issues that really bring her to life in this story. If you haven’t already, give this book a shot. You wont be disappointed.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite In a brand new novel by debut author Mara Powers, Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening, readers will be taken along on an absolutely epic journey to amazing Atlantis, focus of stories both old and new. The Atlantis of author Powers’ work is a beautiful paradise, one in which everyone can live to their highest potential, and in complete peace with nature. Atlantis is run by the Crystal Grid, energized by the psychic power of its inhabitants, and this has worked well for thousands of years. But now the grid is in danger. Parasites feeding off of humans’ negative emotions are pulling energy away from the grid. Atlantis and all of its perfection could be lost forever. D’Vinid, a musician who feels rather rejected and can think of nothing but his personal problems, meets Brigitte from Atlantis, and finds that he may be the only key to the survival of this idyllic place. But can someone so flawed, so enmeshed in his own private problems, really be able to move forward to help a society in desperate need? You’ll need to read the book to find out! I loved this book. Loved. It. Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening is an absolutely fantastic read that had me turning the pages obsessively from the very beginning. Once I started this book, I simply could not put it down, it was that good. Author Mara Powers has done a fabulous job in creating characters that her readers will truly care about and connect with. Her ability to create a fantastic but believable world is simply second to none. Any reader who loves a great read in the fantasy genre, or simply a wonderful work of fiction, should absolutely read Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading more in this promising new series and from the highly talented newcomer, Mara Powers, hopefully in the very near future!