Mayan - Atlantis Returns (The Millennia Series Book 1)

Book 1 of The Millennia Series

Fiction - Science Fiction
440 Pages
Reviewed on 09/28/2016
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Author Biography

Best-Selling Author Neil Enock is an actor, screenwriter, filmmaker and creator/host of the million+ viewed TrainTalk.TV iTunes podcast. Neil tells original stories in everything he does from his written work to his hand-made cribbage boards. When not writing, Neil can be most often found on one side of the camera or the other, filming something around Calgary with some or all of his family in tow.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

I’m really not surprised that I like a book titled Mayan: Atlantis Returns. Only bad writing and a terrible plot could spoil a book about the return of Atlantis to Earth. Fortunately for fans of ancient mysteries and science fiction action tales, Neil Enoch writes as well as anyone out there and the plot of Mayan: Atlantis Returns is very good indeed. This is the first book in a series called The Millennial Series and I must say this series is off with a bang. If Neil Enoch can keep up the style and level of writing that he has throughout the series, then I have no doubt he will eventually have a bestselling series on his hands. Something that teens and adults can enjoy.

Mayan: Atlantis Returns is entertaining in a way that will appeal to many age groups and types of readers. I particularly liked the character of Tara, who is a teenager. Yet I also found myself liking both of her parents, who, though they are divorced, get along just fine. I found that a lot of my attraction to Mayan: Atlantis Returns centered around the family dynamics almost as much as it did the action/adventure aspect. You care about the characters in a real, everyday sort of way despite the extraordinary adventure they are caught up in. Neil Enoch has done a great job of creating a great novel with great characters who manage not to become larger than life. This reminds me of the way J.K. Rowling handled her human characters in the Harry Potter series.

Benjamin Ookami

Neil Enock's Mayan: Atlantis Returns (The Millennium Series Book 1) has a wonderful gift here for the mythological scavenger who is more than intrigued about Atlantis. The year is 2025; the world has not ended in 2012. A plane crashes. The survivors are rescued and taken to an island that should in no way be real. This island is Atlantis and its people believed that they would return one day when the world ended. The world did not end, yet here they are. Meanwhile, as the survivors of the plane crash tour around this island and learn more about it, human curiosity comes into play. The world knows that Atlantis has returned. Should the Atlanteans be afraid? After all, there are things on this island that some people would kill for.

Promisingly evident in the first couple of chapters, this author doesn't hold anything back. He wants readers to dive head first into this book and he keeps them submerged until the very end. He has created a fictional Atlantis in full. This island keeps on getting cooler, no matter how far readers find themselves into the book. From a best-selling author who tends to do three things at once to a fictional version of a well-known movie director, the characters that I met were all interesting and unique. While there is always something fascinating to learn about Atlantis in every other chapter, readers will be quite privy to the fact that something will happen. If you're looking for a gripping science fiction read, this is the type of book you should pick up.

K.J. Simmill

Mayan - Atlantis Returns (The Millennia Series Book 1) is an urban fantasy/science fiction novel written by Neil Enock. Bob Wallace is an archaeologist with ideas that see him shunned, some even think him a mockery to their profession. Yet all of his theories, his outlandish ideas, are based in fact. Never before seen artefacts and depictions opened his eyes to a whole new possibility and he had no fear about voicing his opinion. But now those who ridiculed him are forced to re-evaluate their thinking as Atlantis appears, bringing destruction in its wake. The Atlanteans had no cause to be cautious, their Diachromes had long predicted the eradication of all life. They had not considered anything to have survived the visions they beheld of 2012. Yet here we are, thriving in an age of technology in a world they intended to reclaim.

The premise of Mayan - Atlantis Returns (The Millennia Series Book 1) is an interesting one, drawing attention to what some would call the failings of man, both socially and politically. It is certainly not difficult to see the benefits of their way of life, and the thoughts and considerations of those dwelling in Atlantis when faced with our world. Neil Enock creates a cast of well-developed, interesting characters to guide the reader through an entertaining story of discovery and reflection. Anyone loving Atlantean mythology, or seeking some insight into the ancient races or civilisations past will find the delicious morsels woven into the tale enjoyable, and could even inspire further research into these fields. A page-turning insightful tale intended to inspire.

Stephen Fisher

Mayan: Atlantis Returns by Neil Enock is a marvelously written science fiction adventure that begins in England with Bob Wallace giving a lecture about Maya society, accompanied by his 13-year-old daughter, Tara, while his ex-wife, Dr. Jenn Wallace, is at a hotel in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, near the Tulum dig site in Central America. While he is discussing the journey of Maya civilization with some competitive colleagues, some Mayan glyphs are translated as "In two days!" The group then boards a flight headed for Tulum. Just before they arrive, a flash of light occurs in the form of an E.M.P. (Electro Magnetic Pulse) that disables the plane, and forces a crash landing just off shore in the Gulf of Mexico.

With the entire area blacked out, the survivors are rescued by the inhabitants of the city of Atlantis, which has appeared and is floating on the surface. The new discovery draws the attention of the U.S. Navy, thanks to Tara's mother who shares a photo on the internet that goes viral. She and the survivors are recruited by the president to help gather intelligence from inside Atlantis.

Mr. Enock does a stellar job of moving this masterpiece along at a pace that draws the reader right in. His many diverse characters are vividly described, so that it is easy to picture all of the splendor and wonder of a race returning home after 3000 years. Neil's story telling has a way of ending many chapters that is sure to put a smile on your face as you turn the page. Mayan, Atlantis Returns is a fantastic adventure that you won't want to put down. I'm biting my nails for the next installment. Wow! Awesome!