Hippocampus (Book One of the Atlantis Revolution)

Hippocampus (Book One of the Atlantis Revolution)--4/3/2012

Hippocampus was a 2010 Editor's Choice and Semi-Finalist in the 2010 Textnovel.com Contest! It was also a top 150 book on Inkpop.com in 2010.

An Island that Shouldn't Exist...
A Life He Didn't Know...
A Destiny That Can't Be Escaped

There was no turning back.  We were going to set into motion a revolution that could either save Atlantis or leave it destroyed in the process.

Sixteen-year-old Trey Atlas' known life is a lie.  While he was raised in Miami, Trey was actually born in Atlantis.  Sent off the legendary island as a baby for his own safety, Trey is the only living heir to the Atlantean throne.  Whether he likes it or not, Trey has to go back to his birthplace and accept his role as the Ruling Prince and lead the revolution to defeat the Knights of the Abyss.  Otherwise, thousands of innocent lives and his true family legacy could be lost forever.  

Hippocampus (Book One of the Atlantis Revolution)

Reviews of Hippocampus

"Watch out Harry Potter, here comes Trey Atlas. An imaginative beginning of what could become the next YA epic series."
-Kidd1 on Authonomy.com

"This is fantastic. It's faintly reminiscent of Percy Jackson, but somehow punchier and more immediate. I definitely think this has got what it takes to take the market by storm. Fabulous work."
-A Knight on authonomy.com

Great premise for a broad legendary canvas- there's nothing like a lost civilisation to fire the imagination.. The writing is solid, flowing and sharp. the characters are crafted well and people you want to journey with.
-Owen Quinn on authonomy.com

What great characters, written into a highly imaginative storyline. Very much like the contrast you build between Trey's world and the beginning it makes the crossing over very powerful. Great story well told.
-Famlavan on authonomy.com

This is a fantastic reworking of ancient themes and modern interests.
-Jane Bain on authonomy.com

I love the world you've created. Your writing is descriptive, clear, and to the point. Excellent imagination. Being a writer of fantasy/sci fi myself, I try to read and support as many well written ones on this site that I can. I hope this work does well and people give it a chance.
-Natalie Jones on authonomy.com

It's easy to understand why this is getting strong support from young readers. The swashbuckling Knights take on a sorceress and her love, battling to his death and her escape. Such bitter tragedy leaves so many possibilities for fair Aerian. And then, the plan is added. Brilliant.
-Star Gazer on inkpop.com

What an original, well-crafted story! You must read a great deal of myth and old-world stories, as much as new-age ones, to combine the two themes to make your great tale. You write everything well, from dialogue to the paragraphs surrounding it / drawing it all together.
-Kevin Wong on inkpop.com

Your premise is so incredibly unique and your writing is generally strong as well. this is a really clever and original book. you have plenty of great things going for you here. I like your characters, especially Aerian (beautiful name btw) This was a great read.
-Carrie L McRae on inkpop.com

Great story! I love the quick pace and all the action.
-Jason Hewett on textnovel.com


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  2. I think that the story Hippocampus was great. It had a great story line and I had wanted Trey to be able to use magic and at the end he finds out he can. The story also didn’t go too in depth. The story had the people who help come in at the perfect moments. The people who helped heard the commotion and came to help in the market place/ Bazaar . The best parts in it are the mystery like “you have only scratched the surface of this organization” I know it means the organization is a lot more powerful but it also means what other recourses do they have that give them this power? The last thing I have to say is the sense of a good book was around it. The cover, the science of the name and it just seemed like a good book but it was great! Its drawn me in and I just can’t wait for the next book to come out just like with the Eragon, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and The Heroes of Olympus . So Mr. Tancin I hope school goes fast then I can buy it next year when it comes out.