Hippocampus by Tom Tancin

Hippocampus
Hippocampus by Tom Tancin
Book 1 Atlantis Revolution
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full(313 pages)
Age Recommendation: 14+
Rating: 4 Stars
Review by Orchid

An Island that Shouldn’t Exist…
A Life He Didn’t Know…
A Destiny That Can’t Be Escaped

There was no turning back. We were going to set into motion a revolution that could either save Atlantis or leave it destroyed in the process.

Sixteen-year-old Trey Atlas’ known life is a lie. While he was raised in Miami, Trey was actually born in Atlantis. Sent off the legendary island as a baby for his own safety, Trey is the only living heir to the Atlantean throne. Whether he likes it or not, Trey has to go back to his birthplace and accept his role as the Ruling Prince and lead the revolution to defeat the Knights of the Abyss. Otherwise, thousands of innocent lives and his true family legacy could be lost forever.

Atlantis exists. Trey, a member of his high school swimming team, is transported to Atlantis where he discovers he is the ruling Prince. The reason for this is the whole royal family have been slaughtered by the Knights of the Abyss and Aerian the sorceress has sent the call for Trey to assume his true heritage.

Along the road to recovering the kingdom from the Knights, Trey finds out many things about the island of Atlantis and his own beginnings. For instance he is adopted and his Grandfather is a sorcerer. Good idea and the start of what might be a good series.

The concept of this book intrigued me but I have to admit to being disappointed with the presentation. The formatting did not adjust to various ebook readers, I tried two or three different ones, and there were hyphens in words that did not belong in the middle of lines of text. I also found the story to be disjointed and at times the author appeared to be offering me a science lesson. In other words he told me what happened rather than showing me by actions and memories. All these anomalies interrupted the flow of reading the story.

I would suggest with a good edit, this could be a wonderful book and series. Too often Atlantis is portrayed as a sunken world of affluence and goodness. This book shows a different side to Atlantis which is well worth investigating.

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