Song of Atlantis Book Review and Book Tour Giveaway

I love science fiction and fantasy novels--especially those with historically relevant basis and realistic, modern ethical/moral considerations.  This morning, I have the opportunity to share a novel from Brian Power:  Song of Atlantis.  Take a few minutes to read my review, learn about the novel and the author--and enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

​Book Title: Song of Atlantis by Brian Power
Category: Adult Fiction, 322 pages
Genre: Fantasy
I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher for use in this review.  
All opinions are my own.

About the Book

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?

My Review

Song of Atlantis combines a strong storyline with well-developed characters.  The author spends a lot of time developing his storyline--over 1000's of years.  I had some difficulty settling into the first several chapters--and had to re-read them a couple of times before I fell into pace with the author as he laid a very detailed groundwork for the story.  You may need to be a bit patient until the book's pieces begin to come together, and the modern-day story fully launches.  Having said that--the book really did need (and use) the many details from centuries to develop a believable story successfully.  The author creates a robust modern adventure story with suspense, greed, conspiracies, and twists and turns through believable fantasy/science fiction and realistic characters and interactions. 

Song of Atlantis spans time and connects many themes.   This novel presents creative theories and well-connected ideas that allow readers to explore archeology, philosophy, physical sciences, fantasy, history, and some contemporary action/adventure/conspiracy theory elements through centuries of time, places and characters.  The author covers so much information as he develops his plot toward resolution--but, he does so very methodically, orderly and interestingly to keep readers engaged, guessing--and drawn to his characters. 

Would I recommend Song of Atlantis?   If you enjoy science fiction and fantasy that cross many genres--and connect the pieces seamlessly into a believable, thought-provoking storyline--this is a well-done fictional adventure.  The author takes a long debated, long studied legend in Atlantis and creates a fantasy based storyline that challenges what you know with scientific possibilities and modern realism with unique characters.  It took a while for me to settle into the storyline--but, once I did, I couldn't put it down, and I look forward to reading more from this author.  

To read more reviews, please visit Brian Power's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Meet the Author

​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.

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