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ATLANTIS RISING

Book 1 from The Atlantis Saga

978-0-399-25757-5 (Hardback)

978-0-147-51221-5 (Paperback)

371 Pages | Ages 10+

In a magical land called Ellegandia, a young boy named Promi scrapes by, stealing pies, cakes and sweets to survive. But little does he know that his country is a pawn in an ages-old war between good and evil, battled both in the spirit realm and in the human world.

Harboring secrets of his own, Promi teams up with a courageous girl named Atlanta and the two vow to save their land — and each other — no matter the cost. But their vow has greater repercussions than they ever could imagine — in fact, it may just bring about the creation of Atlantis, an island cut off from the rest of the world, where magic reigns supreme.

Map of Ellegandia (Click to Enlarge)

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REVIEWS

“Barron is a great storyteller, and the pacing, action, and adventure in Atlantis Rising will keep readers glued to the pages. Readers as young as 10 will be captivated, and there are thematic elements, e.g., sacrificing for others, prayer, supreme beings, that may make for great discussion topics with older readers. Above all, Atlantis Rising is creative and supremely entertaining.”


— ALAN Review

“Inventive and entertaining.”


— Publishers Weekly

“This is Barron’s vision of the birth of Atlantis. …This ably developed fantasy fits comfortably within the young-person-discovering-his-magical talents category. With The Merlin Saga and the Adventures of Kate, Barron established himself as one of the go-to guys for fantasy.”


— Booklist

“When Promi and Atlanta meet, they team up to evade Grukarr and unravel his plans, entangling themselves in an ages-old battle. Their journey chronicles their growing bond … honest, happy ending. Barron fans, as well as urban- and high-fantasy readers, may enjoy this original take on the Atlantis myth.”


— Kirkus Review

“A wonderful story about what being a hero really means, about risking oneself for a greater cause, and being willing to sacrifice everything for something more important. This book would be great for more advanced fantasy readers who love lots of details in their stories, lyrical writing, and a strong dose of passion for the natural world.”


— GeoLibrarian

“Fans of the Lost Years of Merlin series will be glad to pick up Atlantis Rising. This book is exactly what we would expect from author T.A. Barron, in that it is rich in detail and mythology, and is equal parts beautiful writing and exciting adventure.

“Most exciting yet is that Barron is once again filling in the gaps of a legend we all have heard of before. Whereas before he told us how Merlin came to be the fabled wizard we all know of, now he is filling in the gaps about Atlantis and how it came to be.”


— Hypable.com

I couldn’t put any of these books down. I read all of these in two days. They were that good. The worst part of the series was that you got incredibly attached to all of the characters…but you knew what was going to happen in the last book (Guess what? Atlantis sinks!). And that made it hard to read on…but you couldn’t stop. I tried and I failed.


— ThisKidReviewsBooks.com

“Barron has long been fascinated by Atlantis, and now he has written a series about it… Atlantis Rising is inventive and engaging, with memorable characters and a richly painted world. Readers will be eager for the sequel!”


— Library Media Connection

“A mysterious prophecy, magical creatures, and visits to the spirit realm add complexity to the ongoing action…Fans of Barron’s many books about Merlin will find much to enjoy here, as will those who loved of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” books.”


— School Library Journal

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • 2016 International Book Awards Winner – Fiction: Fantasy
  • 2016 International Book Awards Winner – Fiction: Young Adult
  • 2014 Nautilus Book Award (“Better books for a better world.”) — Gold Award Winner, Young Adult Fiction
  • 2014 USA Best Book Awards – Fiction: Fantasy
  • 2013 LM_Net Librarians – Best Books List
  • 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award (“Celebrating youthful curiosity & diversity through books & reading.”) – Silver Award Winner
  • 2013 LongandShortReviews.com – October Book of the Month

ATLANTIS RISING

Book 1 from The Atlantis Saga

978-0-399-25757-5 (Hardback)

978-0-147-51221-5 (Paperback)

371 Pages | Ages 10+

In a magical land called Ellegandia, a young boy named Promi scrapes by, stealing pies, cakes and sweets to survive. But little does he know that his country is a pawn in an ages-old war between good and evil, battled both in the spirit realm and in the human world.

Harboring secrets of his own, Promi teams up with a courageous girl named Atlanta and the two vow to save their land — and each other — no matter the cost. But their vow has greater repercussions than they ever could imagine — in fact, it may just bring about the creation of Atlantis, an island cut off from the rest of the world, where magic reigns supreme.

Map of Ellegandia

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REVIEWS

“Barron is a great storyteller, and the pacing, action, and adventure in Atlantis Rising will keep readers glued to the pages. Readers as young as 10 will be captivated, and there are thematic elements, e.g., sacrificing for others, prayer, supreme beings, that may make for great discussion topics with older readers. Above all, Atlantis Rising is creative and supremely entertaining.”


— ALAN Review

“Inventive and entertaining.”


— Publishers Weekly

“This is Barron’s vision of the birth of Atlantis. …This ably developed fantasy fits comfortably within the young-person-discovering-his-magical talents category. With The Merlin Saga and the Adventures of Kate, Barron established himself as one of the go-to guys for fantasy.”


— Booklist

“When Promi and Atlanta meet, they team up to evade Grukarr and unravel his plans, entangling themselves in an ages-old battle. Their journey chronicles their growing bond … honest, happy ending. Barron fans, as well as urban- and high-fantasy readers, may enjoy this original take on the Atlantis myth.”


— Kirkus Review

“A wonderful story about what being a hero really means, about risking oneself for a greater cause, and being willing to sacrifice everything for something more important. This book would be great for more advanced fantasy readers who love lots of details in their stories, lyrical writing, and a strong dose of passion for the natural world.”


— GeoLibrarian

“Fans of the Lost Years of Merlin series will be glad to pick up Atlantis Rising. This book is exactly what we would expect from author T.A. Barron, in that it is rich in detail and mythology, and is equal parts beautiful writing and exciting adventure.

“Most exciting yet is that Barron is once again filling in the gaps of a legend we all have heard of before. Whereas before he told us how Merlin came to be the fabled wizard we all know of, now he is filling in the gaps about Atlantis and how it came to be.”


— Hypable.com

I couldn’t put any of these books down. I read all of these in two days. They were that good. The worst part of the series was that you got incredibly attached to all of the characters…but you knew what was going to happen in the last book (Guess what? Atlantis sinks!). And that made it hard to read on…but you couldn’t stop. I tried and I failed.


— ThisKidReviewsBooks.com

“Barron has long been fascinated by Atlantis, and now he has written a series about it… Atlantis Rising is inventive and engaging, with memorable characters and a richly painted world. Readers will be eager for the sequel!”


— Library Media Connection

“A mysterious prophecy, magical creatures, and visits to the spirit realm add complexity to the ongoing action…Fans of Barron’s many books about Merlin will find much to enjoy here, as will those who loved of Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson” books.”


— School Library Journal

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  • 2016 International Book Awards Winner – Fiction: Fantasy
  • 2016 International Book Awards Winner – Fiction: Young Adult
  • 2014 Nautilus Book Award (“Better books for a better world.”) — Gold Award Winner, Young Adult Fiction
  • 2014 USA Best Book Awards – Fiction: Fantasy
  • 2013 LM_Net Librarians – Best Books List
  • 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award (“Celebrating youthful curiosity & diversity through books & reading.”) – Silver Award Winner
  • 2013 LongandShortReviews.com – October Book of the Month

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