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The Romance of Atlantis

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  259 ratings  ·  17 reviews
THE ROMANCE OF ATLANTIS brings to life all the dazzling splendor of that lost kingdom. However, Atlantis is threatened by powerful neighboring states. Tension increases when the ruler of an adjacent kingdom bids to marry the empress. If she marries him, Atlantis would be safe from invasion. Yet, such a marriage contradicts the deepest feelings of her heart, the secret wisd...more
Mass Market Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 12th 1975 by Fawcett (first published 1975)
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Laura
Amazing how the writer wrote this book when she as only 12 years old. Some juvenile aspects still remain in the narrative. But the author was sufficient aware of the progress of the science since she mentioned the nuclear energy among other scientific facts.
Terri
I was given a used copy of this book when I was in high school, and I was hooked from the first page. I have reread this book many times since. It defies description in so many ways - the setting is imaginative and incredibly detailed, the characters are richly drawn, the story is atmospheric and rich - moody, oppressive; you can feel the last days of Atlantis hanging in the air and the impending doom. And the ending is amazing - an intriguing combination of history and fiction, a historical "wh...more
Kathy Hiester
The Romance of Atlantis is a work of Fantasy or Science Fiction and as the preface states, Ms. Caldwell wrote this novel when she was twelve years of age. Her family ran a publishing company but they wouldn’t publish this novel. Instead, they accused the twelve year old of plagiarism, unconvinced that a girl could write a complete book including realistic adult situations

After reading this story I was impressed that a twelve year old could have the knowledge in her time period to write so well....more
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I read this as a teenager and loved it. I'm partial to stories about Atlantis-- don't know why...
R. A. Danger
An amazing read. The characters have their own style of talking and speak it in a philosophy type of way, even though Salustra will probably tell you she doesn’t like philosophy.
The read is about the life of an Empress and the last days (actually it never really does mention how long before the end; it could have been months, I am pretty sure we skip some years after she become Empress before we got to the months part.) of Atlantis. What she does and how she does everything for the love of her...more
Carrie
I loved this book when I read it as a teenager. When I read it again as an adult, it was still an intriguing story, but the writing style and especially the conversation were stilted. I'm giving it the average of the 5 stars I would have given it the first time I read it and the 3 stars I would give it now.
Dayle
An amazing story...did Taylor "see" Atlantis? Jess Stearn writes a foreword that will astound the reader about Taylor Caldwell at twelve years old.
Rafael Sánchez
Sin duda, es mi libro favorito. Una historia que hace sentir. Se vive, se sufre, se motiva. Absolutamente recomendado.
Gaby Farrera
One of my favorite books growing up!
Monique
Sep 14, 2007 Monique rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: any of my "woe-is-me" overly-romantic friends like myself
Shelves: romance
Yes, I read romance novels. That might surprise some of my friends, but most of ya'll probably saw it coming. I know some of my friends are somehow "ultra-feminist" - and yes, you are - but this was a cool book. I love reading about fantasy, and trying to believe it. Taylor Caldwell is just a neat author. I have, like, 30 of her books, and the few I've read are pretty cool. Romance of Atlantis is about this arrogant queen/princess/empress of Atlantis who's going through an arranged marriage of s...more
Kara
There are a lot of reasons why this is a trashy romance novel - however, it's still an intriguing read. Both the setting (think the court of Elizabeth the First set in biblical times with nuclear power plants) and the characters (a haughty empress, a dashing barbarian warrior, and some effed up priests and priestesses) suck you into this trippy, trashy, occasionally thoughtful, read.
sally
trashy novel, but crappy even for the genre. the only reason it got 2 stars is because it gave me a crazy dream last night about being on Atlantis when it sank.
Virginia Ann
Feb 09, 2008 Virginia Ann rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Third of a group I am now reading.
Very romantic story of Atlantis.
Interesting that Caldwell seems to place herself in each of her writings in some way.
Good Read.
Michelle
I read this a LOOOOONNNNNGGGG time ago, liked it fairly well then, but can't remember much about it. Need to find a copy and re-read.
Cat
Not best re imaging of Atlantis I've read, but, neither is it the worst.
Ashley Rose
Super dry and hard to get through.
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Also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner.

Taylor Caldwell was born in Manchester, England. In 1907 she emigrated to the United States with her parents and younger brother. Her father died shortly after the move, and the family struggled. At the age of eight she started to write stories, and in fact wrote her first novel, The Romance of Atlantis, at the age of twelve (although it...more
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