“Atlantis Lost” by T.A. Barron provides an imaginative journey that blends fact and myth, with a different look at some familiar figures. It took me a bit of time to get into the story so I think it would be better to read the first two books in the series to become familiar with the characters. I love the imaginative integration of mythological superstars with the legend of the island of Atlantis and the connection to a well-known philosopher. Given my fondness for felids, there should be no surprise at my fascination with the wind lions, and somehow I developed a craving for pastries while reading the story, lol. There is quite a bit of tragedy integrated into events, which I guess should not have surprised me, given the myths, and a surprising revelation about a couple of names that I was entertained by. I didn’t like this story as much as I like the Merlin series, but it is still a fun reimagining of a popular legend, brought to life by the characters depicted.
This young adult fantasy story is the final book in the ‘Atlantis Saga’ series. The Universal Bridge is under attack, the evil Narkazan searches for a way to capture the Starstone, and the magical island of Atlantis is under attack from both within and from outside enemies. There will be great sacrifices demanded but it is possible that even that will not be enough to stop those who are determined to spread evil across the land.
Everyone has heard that the once-great island of Atlantis was destroyed . . . but who can tell you how it was created? The thrilling conclusion to the Atlantis trilogy by New York Times bestselling author T.A. Barron!
The veil between the Spirit Realm and the mortal world has fallen, and the evil lord Narkazan is primed to claim the magical Starstone for himself once and for all. But when tragedy befalls Promi's newly reunited family, he knows that he can't let Narkazan ruin everything his parents held dear. With his friends beside him, Promi battles Narkazan in the Spirit Realm, to ensure that the Starstone remains safe from Narkazan's mortal followers. But how far will Promi have to go to keep the world and the people he loves safe?
This action-packed conclusion to the Atlantis trilogy will have readers railing against fate as they say goodbye to their beloved magical island.
Age Level: 10 and up / Grade Level: 5 and up