Hello my Dragons!
If you have followed Private Dragon for a while now, then the name "LaTrobe Barnitz" should be very recognizable. For those new to PD, LaTrobe is an author of one of our founding novel series, the Soul Crystals saga. If you haven't read the first two installments of the series, then I highly recommend them to you, especially since the closure of the trilogy, "Soul Crystals: Atlantis Risen," is our topic of discussion today.
"Atlantis Risen" takes place in the direct aftermath of "The Mask of Tragedy" and events in that book's ending, cliffhangers and all. Paul Engel, Alice Luper, and their friends are on the run and in need of a place to hide from Adam Avery and his villainous Order of Amuli. After finding and camping out with some old allies, Paul's team decides to go on the offensive, rather than let Avery's schemes go unchallenged. This time, however, they must go against the prevailing forces and keep their involvement a secret. Alliances with some of the most unlikely people are made, all in the name of stopping Avery. But when push comes to shove, do Alice and Paul have what it takes to stop Avery when he's made himself the most powerful Amulus in the world?
Of course, that was just my quick little summary. It won't be the only one you'll get, however, because I'm very excited to reveal the book's back cover synopsis.
The world is on fire. The eastern seaboard has flooded. And Adam Avery, a dangerous and ambitious Amulus, has risen the lost island of Atlantis from the bottom of the ocean. It’s up to Paul Engel and his friends to stop this threat before it's too late. But will doing so play right into Avery’s trap? Can the overthinking Paul outthink a powerful madman?
Private Dragon's art team is still putting the final touches on the cover art, so unfortunately I can't share that with you today. However, when we are ready to release it, you can find those announce on either Private Dragon's social media or the author's social media. So be sure to follow both Private Dragon and LaTrobe Barnitz to stay up to date and get announcements as they happen.
"Soul Crystals: Atlantis Risen" is, in our opinion, a perfect ending to a fantastic trilogy. If you haven't already had the chance to read "Soul Crystals: ARC of the Amuli" and "Soul Crystals: The Mask of Tragedy" then I highly recommend that you get them and read them now. You'll be embarking on a top-notch adventure with amazing and dynamic characters.
Please stay tuned for more details and further announcements regarding this amazing book.
- Veronica Daylee