Sixth in the Warriors of Poseidon paranormal romance series revolving around the elite guard of the Crown Prince of Atlantis. The couple focus is on Christophe and Lady Fiona Campbell. The jewel of interest is the Siren.
This was an improvement over the last one! Although, to be fair, it could simply be the change of location that has pepped things up.
It was pretty stupid to just reconnoiter and not take the damn sword, although it does provide all sorts of action for the story… I did enjoy Christophe’s stalking of Fiona! Too funny..! Then there’s Hopkins’ interaction with Christophe…LOL!
Christophe certainly learns a new perspective on his past and about children. Yes, we do learn why Christophe hates humans. With good reason, although it seems there was some extra influence there…
Fiona was very clever in her delivery on the challenge thrown her at by Lucinda. Very, very clever. And the cleverness just kept coming.
The sword of William the Conqueror, Vanquish, is exercising quite an attraction for a wide group of people interested in stealing it. Well, in removing the jewel in its hilt. The Siren. An aquamarine that commands the shape-shifters. Deadly in the hands of the vampires interested in acquiring it. A lot of money to the Scarlet Ninja. And, an essential element of Poseidon’s Trident.
Our romance begins when Fiona and Christophe almost literally run into each other inside the Tower of London when each is on a reconnaissance run for the sword.
A sword that suddenly disappears and Christophe and Lady Fiona reluctantly band together to find the jewel, clear the Scarlet Ninja’s reputation…and evade the sudden interest of shape-shifters, vampires, and the Unseelie Court.
Fiona Campbell has her own particular magic which she uses when she flits about by night as the Scarlet Ninja stealing art and jewels. By day, she’s Lady Fiona and the author of a highly successful series of children’s fantasy books. Madeline is her assistant. Hopkins is her extremely handy and concerned butler. Declan is her computer genius brother. Sean is her ward; a fifteen-year-old whom she saved from a savage beating.
Christophe is increasingly miserable. He hates his life. He hates protecting humans. And he certainly doesn’t want to enter the priesthood! The rest of the Seven include the King’s Vengeance “Ven” and Erin; Lord Justice (Ven and Conlan’s half-brother) and Dr. Keely McDermott; Alexios with his part goddess-huntress Grace; Brennan‘s curse has been broken and he’s with Tiernan Butler, a reporter; Denal who ends up having his own unexpected adventure in the Summer Lands; and, the infrequent Bastien with his park ranger-kitty Kat. Alaric is the High Priest. Prince Conlan and Princess Riley are married now with a baby boy, Prince Aidan, a.k.a., His Royal Drooliness.
Quinn is mentioned; Jack and Daniel are not.
Lord Fairsby is the new director of Scotland Yard’s new Paranormal Ops division. Lucinda is the wolf alpha in London; Evan is her mate.
Prince Gideon na Feransel of the Unseelie Court is working towards the same general goal as Rhys na Garanwyn of the Seelie Court. He does, however, have his own particular twist he intends to put on both Lady Fiona and the Siren. His sister Lady Maeve Fairsby has her own agenda. Telios is a somewhat mad vampire who is able to lord it over everyone. Silly vamp…he thinks he has a deal with Gideon. His existence does answer Christophe’s question at the beginning.
The cover is reds! With Big Ben in the background and a half-clad Christophe moving forward with intent.
I assume that the Atlantis Betrayed is in the duplicity of the fae…