All Atlantis seeks the Jewel of Dunamis, which legend claims can overcome any enemy. Grayson James, human agent of the ultra-secret Otherworld Bureau of Investigation, has orders to keep it from the wrong hands -- or destroy it. What he doesn't know is that Jewel is a woman, not a stone! But once he meets this precious gem, destroying her is the last thing on his mind . . .
Jewel, part goddess, part prophet, is a pawn in Atlantis's constant power struggles. She needs Gray's help to win freedom and uncover the secrets of her mysterious origins. Gray needs her wisdom to navigate monster-ridden Atlantis. But need blossoms into passionate love as they fight demons, dragons, vampires-and a prophecy that says the bond between them could destroy them both.
Gah, this is just such a fantastic book! And I just love that it's connected to the Imperia series, because that just brings everything all the more closer! And yeah, Gray and Jewel were just awesome!
Loved reading this book, about Jewel and Gray, and knowing how it'd end, just reading about them going on that journey again was really great! How she talked in her head, and helped him, how he rescued her, and everything that happened afterwards!
That the demons teamed up with the vampires, and how Layel eventually killed the Queen, well, it's tiny details that like that make a good book great! Or how Gray pretended to be a god, and how all that worked out!
The whole thing with her dad, and who he was, when it turns out that Cronus was her dad, and the guy she thought was her dad, was her brother, Zeus. Though I'm a bit confused-the Atlanteans were created, apparently, by the spilling of Cronus' blood. But her mom was an Atlantean? So the assumption is that he died in the spilling of the blood, so how did Jewel come to be? Confused is I!
Such a great book, with a great ending, we got to see Grace again, who's pregnant, yea, though there wasn't a mention of Grace's mom or her aunt Sophie, hopefully we'll get more books in this series! I can always hope!
Author: Gena Showalter
Series: Atlantis #2
Read: July 21st, 2013
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a Sequel Challenge 2013 Book!
Publisher: HQN Books
Published: February 1st 2006