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Brigitte is an emissary of nature chosen to renew the treaty between Atlantis and the ancient bloodline of Lemuria. Her sacred betrothal would renew the elemental function of the Crystal Grid that powers the ten kingdoms of Atlantis. But her people are attacked by a storm of shadows, and now she is running for her life.

Upon her arrival in the ruling city, she meets D’Vini
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Melissa Souza
** (I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review).

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3.5 stars

The described Atlantis in this book is definitely not the one you hear of in other stories. Mara Powers has brilliantly managed to weave an intricate world around this mythical city but it is filled with gadgets and a magic system that goes beyond one's scope of imagination. The worldbuliding is highly intricate with detailed descriptions of
Lucie V.
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

✅🆗 Plot
✅🆗 Concept
✅🆗 World-building
🆗 Characters
❌ Romance / Insta-love / Insta-lust
❌ Confusing vocabulary

2.5 stars

The description of Atlantis in this book is very original and not what we are used to. There is a mix of technology and ancient history. The fashion and way of living of the inhabitants of Atlantis are well described and interesting. We can feel the extensive research that was done by the author, it i
Mara Powers
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Reviewed By Tracy Slowiak for Readers’ Favorite

In a brand new novel by debut author Mara Powers, Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening, readers will be taken along on an absolutely epic journey to amazing Atlantis, focus of stories both old and new. The Atlantis of author Powers’ work is a beautiful paradise, one in which everyone can live to their highest potential, and in complete peace with nature. Atlantis is run by the Crystal Grid, energized by the
Ellie Mitchell
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening is a fictional novel that explores the culture and downfall of the legendary lost city of Atlantis. Mara Powers has studied this legendary place for over thirty years and has created a compelling story of humanity’s inner spirit, our relationship with nature, and the greed/deceptive employed by those in government.

The story follows Brigitte (would-be Queen of Atlantis and daughter of a powerful Dreamseer clan) and D’vinid (a disgraced royal and famed musician, dubb
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was offered a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

There are books that people love and recommend all the time and then there are books like these. Not many people know about them but once you give them a chance, they completely blow you away. I was blown away from the first sentence and I'm still floating around somewhere. Beware, this book will never let you put your feet on the ground. Once you are under its spell, you are going to remain there forever. This is not a book you w
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always love a good book about Atlantis, but this was one of my favorites so far! Mara is brilliant.
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received from Silver Dagger Book Tours

Shadow of Atlantis is a very unique and interesting take on the legend. I like reading it, the mythology is on point- well established and very interesting. Although writing is a bit dense at times and there is a lot of infodumps, I enjoy immersing myself into the world. My favorite part was the worldbuilding, its very intricate, the world portraited is vivid and very detailed, I felt like I was there when reading the story.

It took me a bit of time to reall
Aug 16, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to like this book more than I did. Early on I was frequently distracted by the bizarre 'technologies' that the people possessed and the explanations of histories/famous past Atlanteans that peppered the pages. A ways into the book these seem to settle down and one could read it more for the story, but there was still a lot of set-up in this book that made it difficult to enjoy the underlying tale. Overall it was okay but I'm not sure I'll read the second one. ...more
Luis Humberto Molinar Márquez
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
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(English review + Reseña en Español)

Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening, by Mara Powers (326 pages, published by Shadows of Atlantis LLC, 2018), is the first part of the Shadows of Atlantis series, and is a mythical fiction and fantasy novel located in the third era of the enigmatic kingdom of Atlantis. The author has dedicated the book to "the awakening of humanity".

D'Vinid, a professional musician and an expert hoverboard trickster from Poseidia, Atlantis, tries to break the ties that eagerly tie h
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
‘Atlantis remains firmly embedded in our collective psyche.’

Author Mara Powers has spent almost 30 years exploring the labyrinth of ancient civilizations. Her decision to turn it all into a high concept, visionary fantasy series stems from her study of the esoteric depiction of Atlantis. With the other half of her research rooted in the secular, it was the best way to illustrate both aspects of this fascinating legend. Her work is the legacy of the legend. She regularly migrates between Los Ange
Jessica Reads It
A story of two lovers separated by space and time, but joined together by fate.

The premise of Atlantic was captivating- a mysterious evil plaguing communities in its quest to destroy the dream-seer realms. I loved the concept of the watchers, intervening when humanity is led astray, and the variety of paranormal throughout the story.

D'Vinid was a dreamer and free spirit, led by his music and his insatiable appetite for new experiences. Bridgette could not be more opposite, her sense of duty and
Kickass Reads
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you are a fan of fantasy fiction like I am, then you will definitely enjoy 'Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening' by Mara Powers. It provides a unique take on the story of the mythical city of Atlantis, whilst weaving in a powerful love story, and plenty of supernatural peril. The plot focuses on Brigette who must travel to Atlantis to meet her betrothed, which is essential to the continued functioning of the Crystal Grid – the source of life to ten kingdoms. When she arrives she meets a man and fi ...more
Bookish Picks
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have a real interest in mythology after studying it in college, so I was definitely drawn to Shadows of Atlantis as the reviews stated that historical legend and fact was weaved into the plot. I had high hopes for the first in Mara Power's fantasy saga and I was not disappointed. The scenes were set beautifully with detailed descriptions – I could almost see the ancient city of Atlantis with my own eyes. Additionally, Power has created two protagonists – Brigette and D'Vinid' that you cannot h ...more
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read fantasy or sci-fi in a long time. Atlantis is a marvelously complex and detailed world. I wish that more of the history of Atlantis was given because I felt lost at times. I also want to know more about the Watchers. There is a lot of room for a prequel if the author desires. There are many interesting characters that I hope will be developed further in later books. This series has a lot of potential. ...more
Chapter And Hearse
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brigette and D'Vinid, the two main characters, with different backgrounds, lead us through Atlantis a peaceful, idyllic place and paradise. Atlantis is run by Crystal Grid energized by the psychic power of its citizens. The grid is in danger now and Brigitte can be the only key to save this beautiful, unique place.
This book is excellent for every fan of fantasy and mythology. Mara Powers did a great job with pacing and keeping the reader on the edge. An absolutely fantastic read that had me turn
Feb 07, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I won a free download of the Kindle edition of this book through Goodreads Firstreads. I only made it about 24% of the way through this. I kept losing track of just who was who and what was going on. I'm sure the author was going of mysterious and mystical, but it really missed the mark for me. ...more
Better Than Life
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great first novel! Powers clearly is passionate about Atlantis, and does a great job creating and building a world for us to roam in. The world is very well-developed, along with the characters. The history and culture in the book is enough to draw us in, but Powers manages to drag us in deeper with skillful writing and bits of real history. It’s enough to have made me forget that I was reading a book, and felt a part of her universe. It’s hard to really focus on anything other the amazin ...more
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mara Powers invites you to step into a fantastical and timeless world of dreams in this tightly-written journey, accompanied by great illustrations.

If you are intrigued by the sound of magical lands, parasitic shadows, tattoos that come to life, murder, elixirs, crystals, and apparitions made of fear then get lost in these pages as soon as you can!

The essence of the story is that the main character, Brigitte, and her brother, Lukias, journey to fulfil Brigitte’s birthright, to become the Que
Dec 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening by Mara Powers takes this legend into new and different territory. It appears that the author has researched the legend of Atlantis extensively,and this shows in the writing. This book is full of the metaphysical, new inventions and technology, and fantasy, all captured in this epic tale. With a wonderfully put together story that plays off of history, as well as mythological history, the author has done her research. Great characters, along with a compelling story ...more
Shawna Baca
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lyrical Masterpiece

"Shadows of Atlantis feels more like literature than fantasy. Every sentence is exquisitely tailored into a lyrical style that feels like it hides clues to ancient secrets. I think I can read this more than once and get a different message each time. It is a masterpiece of wordsmithery, and I want it to be a movie! Bravo, Mara Powers."
Sarah-Jayne Briggs
(I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review).

(This review may contain spoilers).

This was another book I really liked the sound of, but felt didn't live up to my expectations as I read it.

I wasn't quite sure what the main plot of the story was. I felt there was too much going on that wasn't drawn to a conclusion and that there were too many secondary characters and side plots.

I really liked being able to see the different types of technology on the island and it was also intrigu
Andy Peloquin
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this version of Atlantis. It's definitely a very high fantasy concept, with its futuristic technology that goes far beyond basic medieval devices. The "hoverboard-like" devices in this story immediately brought to mind Back to the Future, but with a touch of Tony Hawk thrown in. A whole lot of fun!

The character of D'Vinid was well-written, as were most of the supporting characters. I found Brigitte to be just a tad too "feminine" (the clichéd femininity, rather than a real human woman) f
Jessica Bronder
Mar 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Atlantis is an amazing world that runs of the power of the Crystal Grid and the psychic power of the people. But the grid is failing. Bridgette is supposed to be the solution to fixing the problem. Brigette is to be married and the unity strengthens the grid. But when she gets to the center of Atlantis she meets D’Vinis, a musician with his own problems.

Brigette starts to fall for D’Vinis but he is not the one that she is supposed to be marrying. But this might just be what Atlantis needs. The
John Szalasny
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy as a Goodreads giveaway.

The story revolves around D'Vinid, a self-absorbed, broody individual, who thinks just like all self-absorbed, broody individuals, that his problems are worse than anyone else's problems. If this was the whole story, I would have stopped reading it by page 20. But to have this person placed in the setting of Atlantis, a land that the author wisely chooses not to be as idyllic as the descriptions of Plato, creates for an interesting tale. And after meetin
Judith D. Oshmyansky
Loved it!

Such an enjoyable read. Beautifully & creatively written. Visceral descriptions of characters and the surrounding, you feel connected and immersed. Looking forward to Symbiosis. ~amber
Tanmay Mehta
Jun 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Book: Shadows of Atlantis Book 1: Awakening

Author: Mara Powers

Review: " Even in the darkest and most cruel person, there is still a kernel of good. And within the most perfect champion, there is darkness. The question is, will one give in to the dark or the light? It's something we decide with every choice we make, every day that we exist. What might not be evil to you could be evil to someone else. Knowing this makes us powerful even without magic." Greetings! dear readers. Dropping now is a re
Teresa Silva
Aug 18, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I just can't read this anymore. I was 33% through this book and I just could not read another word. I won a digital copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was asked to give an honest review and that is exactly what they are going to get. It was very hard to start this book, and when I finally was able to start it I was very confused by all of the terms and characters names. I realized there was a glossary in the back of the book so I kept referring to it to find out what certain words wer ...more
Anya Pavelle
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As someone who loves the legend of Atlantis, I really enjoyed this book. At the macrocosmic level, the book contains tensions between free will and destiny as well as love and duty. These tensions cause conflict between characters and within them, making for a dramatic story and a fast pace. I also loved the various elements of magic infusing every part of this book. There are Watchers, Nephilim, etc., and each group of entities has its own values and agendas. In terms of setting, I very much ap ...more
Rose Brown
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
OMG! This is so good!
“Shadow of Atlantis” is a fast-paced journey to a magical, other-worldly universe into the lives of Atlanteans. The scenes are beyond imagination and vivid. The main characters are exciting and authentic, perfect for a tale of Atlantis. The storyline’s plot holds you in the Atlantis Universe through the imaginative writing of Mara Powers, and stay in the back of your mind days after finishing this tale. “Shadow of Atlantis” should definitely be on your TBR list. I am intrigu
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Full of philosophical questions and romance, this is a heady, sexy and magical take on the popular Atlantis myth. Eschewing traditional routes, it features life in the idealized society before the downfall. A worthwile read for any fans of the genre.
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