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Daughter of Atlas by Kirsten M. Corby
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Review of Daughter of Atlas, by Kirsten M. Corby, A Novel of the Fall of Atlantis.

Sometimes, when I'm reading a novel about a different time, differ place, an aha moment will hit me. I realize that the story is relevance to me in today's world.  Then I recognize it has more to say about the modern world than what the plot allows. Daughter of Atlas, by first-time novelist Kirsten M. Corby, offers such insights. The narrative takes us back to a mythical time when Atlantis, originally mentioned by Aristotle, still existed on planet Earth, over 9,000 years ago. 
Kirsten Corby's tale combines fantasy and adventure, spiced up with a heavy dose of romance thrown in for good measure.  Her Isle of Atlantis is a mythical land filled with magical crystals, an Earth power called Aum, and talking dolphins.
The heroine, Hereta, is not your typical blond, empty-headed princess locked away in a castle waiting for her prince to gallop in. Instead, she is the model of an independent woman struggling against a male-dominated hierarchy. Hereta's special gifts allow her to feel, as well as observe, the selfish wasting of the planet's natural, but limited, power.  Her warnings fall on deaf ears with deadly consequences.
Good novels work on multiple levels. In today's world, Hereta's fight to be heard recalls the current #MeToo Movement and the demand for Women's Equal Rights. The story also reflects our addiction to oil and the exploitation of Earth's natural resources---aren't we all guilty?  It didn't take much imagination to sense that Hereta could be speaking directly to us in the twenty-first century.
On a less serious level, if you enjoy a charming romance with a strong heroin and an equally strong man—the sparks fly!---I highly recommend Daughter of Atlas as a light, fast-paced novel for your leisure reading.
I won't play spoiler, but the ending is unexpected and hopefully sets up a series for future novels. I can hardly wait for the next yarn by the talented Ms. Corby.

My rating? 4 out of 5 stars.

By Xavier DeSoto
Length: 347 words

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Reading Progress

August 25, 2018 – Started Reading
September 1, 2018 – Finished Reading
September 7, 2018 – Shelved

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