This is the third book in The Atlantis Grail series.
The Games are Forever!
It’s one thing to Qualify and Compete… Now she must Win.
Gwen Lark, nerd, geek, and awkward smart girl, is among the lucky ones. She’s one of several million teenage refugees to escape the extinction-level asteroid barreling towards Earth and reach the ancient colony planet of Atlantis.
But Atlantis is a strange new world with higher gravity and a blazing white sun, where nothing is as expected. The new arrivals from Earth will now belong to the majority class of non-citizens who face a lifetime of hard work and limited rights.
To make matters worse, Gwen’s rare and powerful talent, her Logos voice, is viewed as a potential weapon to be exploited by the Imperator, as well as a threat to the Kassiopei Imperial Dynasty and its uncompromising control over the people of Atlantis.
A last-minute heartbreak prior to arrival turns to joy, when Gwen receives a declaration of love from an unexpected source. The Wedding date is set, but before she can be joined with her true love, she is forced to compete in the brutal and deadly Games of the Atlantis Grail to save herself, her family, friends, and everything she cares about. Once again, her intelligence, quick thinking skills, resilience, and creativity are challenged to the breaking point.
The Games are monumental, intricate, lethal . . . and the Games are Forever.
This time Gwen must fight and figure her way through the most difficult and sophisticated contest she has ever faced. Terrifying Ordeals and impossible Challenges, ruthless skilled Competitors, vicious secret assassins, and dubious teammates she must work with but cannot trust, are just the beginning….
Meanwhile, as the Games rage, the fate of two worlds is at stake as a new alien threat looms over Earth and Atlantis.
But Gwen Lark has a secret weapon of her own. It’s not her Logos voice and its untapped power to control orichalcum technology and perpetuate change.
It is Gwen herself.
I absolutely loved re-reading this book. Since this is only the second time reading this one, I found that I actually forgot some of the details, such as the whole third task.🤦♂️
I love Aeson.
I couldn’t review this series without saying it.
I seriously love Aeson.
I loved the whole beginning of this book, seeing Aeson and Gwen actually get to know eachother and then all the moments between them. I love it and I’m kind of jealous of Gwen. I also love the interactions with Gwen and his family. The things she, and in turn us, learn about Atlantis are also interesting. I have also discovered that I’m capable of learning their language of Atlantis better than I can learn any other language. Reading certain words have just stuck them in my brain.
That’s how well this book is written.
One of my favourite things is the training Gwen has with the astra daimon. All of them together is a great moment, and seeing them all laid back with Aeson is a great moment. Ultimately, they are the best of the best, so reading her training with them in comparison to her training in the past books was interesting.
Ultimately, the Atlantis Grail is the main plot of this book. The tasks are exciting and well paced. I love all the characters she meets and all the little twists which occur.
I like the twist with the Rim, but I’d love to know more about them. They go quiet, but then what? I hope we see more of them, otherwise what was the point.
The ending is crazy. Everything happens so quick and it leaves you feeling a little stunned.
I can’t wait for the next book and I’m actually glad it’s longer. I really don’t want this story to end. I’m looking forward to see what happens after the ending, and see how things develop. I’m also looking forward to see how the relationship with Aeson’s family develops, especially with his father.
I sware to god, there better be a happy ending, and a wedding in the next book. These characters are written so well that they are easy to get attached to.
I would completly and absolutely recommend this series. It’s brilliant and Aeson is a gift to read.
My rating: 5/5*