by Emily Hayse
“Watch, ye sons of the sea, your doom is at hand. With soundless storm rises the fate of Atlantis.”
As a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, Hattie has always been able to handle anything the Atlantic throws at her. But when a stranger washes ashore in a storm, she finds herself unraveling a mystery that will change her life.
Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and hidden loyalties, Hattie watches legends take shape before her eyes. But as kings and pawns prepare for a showdown that will determine the fate of an ancient world, she wonders whether she has thrown in her lot with the hero or the villain.
What I Liked:
-Emily has a fresh take on Atlantis. Now, I haven’t read many books with Atlantis as a setting, but Emily’s felt very unique, and it was clear that she had done a ton of worldbuilding, even if it wasn’t all shown in the pages. Honestly, I kind of want to read more books set in Atlantis so I can explore it more.
-The story has a very lore/legend-esq feeling to it, which was neat.
-As always, I really like Emily’s writing style. It’s different than what you find in most books, and it’s refreshing to read.
-All of the characters were unique and different from each other.
What I Struggled With:
-The scenes felt a little bit like snapshots, mainly towards the beginning. But it makes sense since Emily had to cover a decent chunk of time in not a lot of chapters.
-I never really got super sucked into the plot or really invested in the characters. Now, this could be my fault since I was juggling a couple of other reads while I was reading The Last Atlantean. The plot also is slower-paced. It doesn’t drag, but that could have also contributed to the fact that I was never gripped by the story. All of that said though, I was still able to enjoy the book.
While not my favorite of her books (that title belongs to The Knights of Tin and Lead trilogy), The Last Atlantean is another solid novel from Emily Hayse.
Cautions: several kisses; light romance; brief, non-graphic violence