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The Last Prince of Atlantis Chronicles

(The Last Prince of Atlantis Chronicles #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Allen King is an unassuming Black teenager living in a blue-collar family in Miami, Florida. After finding a magical crystal necklace he discovers that he's actually an Atlantean prince. Suddenly things change for the gawky teenager. He gains the powers of telepathy and teleportation and finds that he is able to communicate with sea animals. Along with a beautiful Greek Go ...more
Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Published February 12th 2018 by Leonard Clifton (first published January 18th 2018)
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Leonard Clifton
May 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hello everyone. I am honored and humbled by the zoom lecture I had for The Last Prince of Atlantis Chronicles. I talk about my experience traveling around the world for the book series and what I learned about different cultures I added in the book series. The YouTube video is on this post. It was very inspiring. Thanks for the support. "Hail Atlantis!"
Miah D
Oct 16, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-lit
If I could rate this lower than one star, I would. The writing is, at best, poor. The style is very juvenile--and not in the young adult literature kind of way. The author rarely varies the sentence structure from simple and compound, and instead of painting vivid imagery with his words, falls into the trap of adjective stacking. The point of view changes arbitrarily from third person limited to second person, which is very frustrating for the reader to navigate. The dialogue is trite. Additiona ...more
Rogelio Abelard
May 21, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
When i read what this book was about i thought finally, a book that features diversity as well as a lead male person of color but boy was i in for a surprise.

This is book was nothing short of a disaster and that's pretty generous.

First off the book is maaaaaaaad hard to read. It doesn't even look like an editor touched it. There are mad mistakes, misusage of words, cheesy dialogue and a poor set up of plot. It made me wonder how this book even got published??Then i researched it, it was self pu
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“This book is highly recommended for everyone to read- all ages. The writer used an excellent engine for creating imagination which grasped the reader’s connection with the character. The book is fiction where a African American teenager gains the power of teleportation and the power of being able to communicate with sea animals. The writer was able to produce a sensory imagery which really made me feel that I was in the book itself. I did not want to put this book down and was sad to finish it ...more
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I predict The Last Prince of Atlantis will be the next phenomenon like Harry Potter and Twilight. My parents even love the book and what is also cool about it. You can visualize the story down to the music they listen to like Rhianna and Justin Bieber and the stylish clothes and cars they drive. This is the novel of our generation. With a diversity of Blacks, Latinos, Asian's and whites. it's the fantasy melting pot for today. I love it <3 ...more
Brooke McLeod
Aug 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
Rating: 0.8 stars out of 5 stars

Hey y'all! I heard about TLPoA from a Facebook group I'm a part of and decided to give it a shot because it sounded REALLY cool. It seemed like a YA novel with an interesting concept and aspects of fantasy I enjoy (Greek myths, POC, etc.). I made the decision to not read any reviews of it besides a quick glance at the star rating on Goodreads and Amazon (~3.82 and ~4.6, respectively). So I was like, this must be a pretty good novel, right? (Side note, I got my cop
Susan James
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great YA book series with a Black protagonist hero. Allen King finds his true calling after meeting the Greek Goddess, Athena and discovering the crystal necklace he have can give him many powers. Jake and Francisco are very cool bad boys slash suddenly they are superheroes and living a lavish lifestyle thanks to Allen and Athena. Zeus narrates the story which is very cool. I give this story 5 stars. I can’t wait to read book 2 whenever it is available this year.
Summerly Iverson
Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
A very fun, entertaining, and imaginative read!
It’s a creative concept and a great step forward for more diversity in YA lit!
Could be polished a little more, but is otherwise enjoyable!
Idris Elba
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books I’ve read in 2019! The author has an extraordinary imagination and the narrative is well put together. It’s a good read for all ages and if you’re looking for a phenomenal book that will have you wanting to read more then this is the one for you!
The Last Prince of Atlantis is a tale about a 15-year old African American teen named Allen. Ever since he was young, Allen has always lived with his blue collared family in Miami, and never once did he suspect that he was anything more than an average teen. Of course there was nothing really so different about him from other teens his age (or so he thought), except his shyness(which I admit, I also suffer from time to time too), and his Uncle Zadok's crazy mumblings about Atlantis. Never once d ...more
Nancy The book junkie

First, thank you to Leonard Clifton for offering me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was eager to enjoy this book when I first read the storyline. I’m a huge fan of Greek mythology and adding the Atlantian twist in it definitely got my attention. The story itself was a gem, these days it’s very hard and rare to find a unique and original storyline but Leonard did an outstanding job with it. Unfortunately was offset by things that really detracted from my ability to focus an
Nov 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Clifton has developed a very imaginative storyline for this captivating tale with some extremely unique concepts. He has also presented a well-developed history and premise for the story. The story itself also has a smooth forward flow that keeps you entertained and fully immersed in the action. At the same time, the pace of the story differs based on the action/events at the time. It really highlights certain elements of the novel and plays with emotions nicely. The chapter titles instead of nu ...more
The Last Prince of Atlantis has an original concept and plot. I first noticed this on a giveaway on Goodreads and I entered it but didn't win it. About six months ago, the author contacted me and asked if I wanted to read it and I said yes. It wasn't until April I read this book. Honestly I wasn't amazing but I did enjoy it.

There are some grammar mistakes and at first I just ignored them but as the story progressed, it got kinda annoying but being a self published book, kudos to you Leonard Clif
Ellis *a girl with kaleidoscope eyes*
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Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is not the kind of book I would usually go for, but the author very kindly sent me a free copy so I have read it in between book club reads. Leonard's writing style took me a while to get used to, if I'm honest, but I did get in to it. The story is an interesting concept, not something I have come across before and there are some good characters. I do think it would appeal to the teenage audience it's aimed for. ...more
Althea *Go wolves and dragons!*(Coach Hedge) Inigo
Well, this was a very fun and creative read:)I couldn't help bursting out laughs at the hilarious scenes he put in. The characters where interesting and creative and made me laugh. Keep up the good work! Can't wait to see Athena kicking butt!

"Hail Atlantis!"
allycatblue *percy jackson is my husband
it was really good! very interesting. my only problem was that towards the end it was kinda hard to follow
Elaine White
Aug 30, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Really original idea, concept and characters. The whole discovery thing was done well as was the link between real world and Atlantian.
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Shadira by: Leo Clifton
The writting style is different from what I'm used to!!Not bad for a first time author in the YA genre!!
Author did a good job of character development.
Will B.
Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a Leonard Clifton fan for life. This book did not fail to impress! It's another story-within-a-story and it's amazing. Read it! ...more
Kassandra Patti
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good, different writing style but I enjoyed it easy read!
Jan Per
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This awesome book presents a well developed plot in which Allen King discovers he is an Atlantean Prince with great powers. The historical references and fantasy portrayed in this book makes it very interesting. What a delight to read a positive story with believable characters. A perfect blend of real life characters, historical references and fantasy.

The best part of this book is the realism of the narrative. Leonard Clifton did an amazing job with his research. Throughout the story I kept on
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is the literary embrace we all need! I enjoyed every moment of this epic and original story. I experienced genuine appreciation for this creatively weaved tale of unbridled characters, whom I found to not only be heroes, but serve as role-models. The delivery of such character development and diverse representation is refreshing and long-overdue. Clifton exceeds expectations of the Young Adult Fantasy genre, blasting its audience with a heartfelt, poignant and imaginative story that’s ...more
May 14, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When the author shared about his book, I was thrilled because I love stories that blend Greek mythology with contemporary times. I was intrigued by the idea of a teen boy being the lost heir to the lost civilization of Atlantis. And even better, I was so pleased to see that the book offered up some ethnic diversity in its main players and in the world-building.

Allen King is an ordinary teen boy living in Miami going to school and working down on the docks for his dad during the summer. He has r
Jan 13, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
3.5 Stars
I would have given it 4 stars except for the grammar and punctuation mistakes.

I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book at first because I don’t read many YA books. I was not used to Clifton’s writing style, and the beginning was a little confusing. But, after I got passed the first few chapters, I started to like this book. Allen is such a loveable main character who starts off getting bullied a lot by the kids in his school. His life quickly changes when he discovers that he is fro
The writing style was very different from what I usually read, so it was a little hard to get used to at first but the book was very creative so one extra star for the creativity, the plot was interesting and it took me a little wile to finish but it was different. There were a few errors in the the book and sometimes I got a little confused as to what was going on but on a whole it was an ok book :) 2 and 3/4 stars
Ben Christian
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hail Atlantis! From the moment I opened the book and began reading, I knew that I was in for a thrill ride. The first thing that I noticed was the authors' unique writing style that I thoroughly enjoyed throughout the story. Following a young boy by the name of Allen, you will meet a group of very diverse characters and a story lined filled with action throughout. This is truly a hidden gem in the YA genre that will go down as a classic! Looking forward to reading book 2! ...more
I would give this 3.5 stars. The Story line is good. I really liked the concept of this book. The writing style is different and it took me a little while to get use to it.

But there are alot of grammar, punctuation, mistakes in it.
Aug 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Leonard Clifton started as a print model, which led him to acting. His first role was in Steven Spielberg’s Amistad. He went on to have roles in several other films like the cult classic Bring It On, television productions, and international commercials. Leonard loves writing, supporting his favorite charities, traveling the world, and is always seeking new adventures.

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