Curse Of Atlantis


Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
190 Pages
Reviewed on 09/02/2015
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Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite

In Curse Of Atlantis: Jamestown by M. Paul Hollander, Harley Schultz, aged sixteen, and his father Dave are in search of the legendary civilization of Atlantis. A clue from the past has led them to Jamestown, Virginia. But Harley experiences sensations of being shadowed by some unknown entity. Is some sort of curse tormenting them? A second amulet, along with a 400-year-old letter, verifies the existence of Atlantis. Just as it appears they are about to make an extraordinary discovery, all of Harley's fears and suspicions are confirmed, leading to terrifying consequences.

I love historical books based around fact and the idea of two people exploring the first settlement in the United States is a great premise for a book! I loved the inclusion of maps at the beginning of the book as well, an excellent learning opportunity for readers. Any time you can read a piece of fiction but learn something about history, or the land that we come from, makes a story that much more special and really interests me from the very beginning.

This book had a supernatural feel. Even though the story centers around Jamestown, Virginia, and John Smith and Pocahontas, I think there are too many supernatural elements for this to be considered straight historical fiction. Even the inclusion of the idea of Atlantis makes this story less historical and more fantasy. Adventure, fantasy, historical...none of them come close to describing this story as a whole! Even though it covered Atlantis and had many supernatural references, it still kept its feet firmly planted in a contemporary feeling. This book seemed to blend those genres, making fans on both sides of the reading playing field. Nice job!