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Reviewed by Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite
Trey sees a tragic scene unfold before his eyes – at the bottom of the swimming pool! In Hippocampus: The First Book of the Atlantis Revolution by Tom Tancin, young Trey Atlas discovers that there is more to the myth of Atlantis than anyone suspects. With a jewel given to him by the man who he thought of a ‘Grandpa,’ Trey is mentally connected to the world of Atlantis and a young sorceress, Aerian who pulls him into that world through strong magic. Once in Atlantis, Trey quickly learns that he is actually the ruling Prince but has to defeat the evil Knights of the Abyss who are trying to take over. With the help of a variety of people dedicated to the Royals, Trey manages to rescue Aerian and try to establish a sort of peace until he can figure out what to do next.
Tom Tancin has brought the imaginary world of Atlantis alive with exciting characters and amazing action. The lore of the famous mythical city lost under the sea is combined with unique science fiction elements and plenty of human interaction in this tale of deceit, murder, and redemption. Trey Atlas is a typical teenager but then finds himself in the position of Prince of a realm he never even knew existed. Through the efforts of his archaeologist mother and his ‘Grandpa,’ the sorcerer who removed Trey as a baby from Atlantis, Trey grows up to fulfill the 10,000-year-old prophecy that is the only way Atlantean society can be saved. For excitement and a look at an intriguing mix of reality and fantasy, Hippocampus is a wonderful read.