Although labelled a fantasy novel, Song of Atlantis is also historical, sci-fi and somewhat of a thriller. Enter to win a copy!
Book Title: Song of Atlantis by Brian Power
Category: Adult Fiction, 322 pages
Publisher: Brian J Power
Release date: December 2014
Tour dates: May 13 - 24, 2019
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (No explicit sex scene or excessive profanity)
A shocking discovery leads one scientist down a dangerous path in Brian Power’s compelling debut novel, Song of Atlantis.
When Amon Goro, the master architect of Atlantis, discovers a way to harness the earth’s forces into an infinite source of clean energy, it seems destined to change civilization as we know it.
But 4,500 years later, Atlantis exploration team leader Palen Golendar is brutally captured by a Native American tribe in modern-day South Dakota—derailing any hope Atlantis held of utilizing its energy secrets.
Eight thousand years in the future, Native American anthropologist Gordon Tallbear and his team of highly skilled researchers stumble across a connection between the recent discovery of Golendar’s remains and an intricate cavern system deep in the mountains of Antarctica…a connection that finally reveals the Atlantean secret of perpetual energy.
While Tallbear and his team plan to recreate the energy source that will change the world, a wealthy group with deep ties to carbon-based fuel producers decides this newfound energy source must be destroyed—and they will stop at nothing to assassinate the researchers in order to bury what they know.
Can Tallbear’s newfound knowledge survive?
Although labelled a fantasy novel, Song of Atlantis is also historical, sci-fi and somewhat of a thriller. It has three timelines, beginning its story 12 500 years ago in Atlantis, then 8000 years ago in North America and finally present day America where most of the story takes place. The story had a slow start for me, but it became clearer as I progressed into the book. This was very much a "good versus evil" story, with strong elements of native American spirituality versus Satanism.
I must applaud the author on his imagination and the story's clever and intelligent plot. It was complex and well thought out. Fans of the legend of Atlantis will enjoy the portrayal of this technologically advanced civilization and their hidden world in the mountains of Antarctica. The story, however, was bogged down by writing that told the story rather than showed it. At time I felt like I was reading a history book or a journalistic account rather than a fantasy fiction novel. Professional developmental editing would have helped to make this novel exciting and better paced.
I liked the main characters, particularly Gordon Tallbear. He propelled the story forward. The bad guys, especially Tilcotan made my skin crawl. The ending was good and bittersweet. Love always conquers.
Brian Power is an educator who has taught at both the high school and college levels. He earned a BS degree in English and Secondary Education, and an MA in International Relations. A retired corporate consultant and trainer, he is also a retired Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel who served for 24 years on both active duty and in the reserves. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife. SONG OF ATLANTIS is his first book.
For more information, please visit his Website.