Title: Banished Sons of Poseidon
Author: Andrew J. Peters
Published: October 19, 2015
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
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Dam was part of one of the most powerful houses of Atlantis before a flood caused everyone to take refuge underground. But it’s not like his lineage mattered much before–he had been turned away by his kin and knew little of the benefits of his lineage. But the unfortunate events that have befallen his home have given him a second chance among a new people. One of those people is Hanhau, a warrior who has taken a bit of a shine to Dam. Dam’s people won’t be content to stay underground forever, however, and he knows their leader–his cousin, Aerander–will need to make a move eventually. But when a tragedy befalls their temporary home, leaving Aerander unable to lead, Dam sees this as an opportunity to prove his worth and redeem himself.
There’s such a rich and interesting world here. I found myself so easily pulled in and immersed in the events of this book that it was difficult to put it down. The action and adventure that is here is very engaging and well-paced. And the history and backstory is delivered right along with the story in a way that makes it almost seamless. And several of the secondary characters add quite a bit to the story, as well.
Banished Sons of Poseidon is a sequel to The Seventh Pleiade, but it’s not necessary to read the first book to enjoy this one (I didn’t even know it was a sequel until after I was finished reading). I do intend to go back and read the first one, though, as I’m curious to read even more about the history of Dam, Aerander, and their people.
Definitely a well-written young adult fantasy–which isn’t always easy to find–with a nice sprinkling of gay romance thrown in.[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]