Troubador Atlantis Star

BBC Radio Bristol

Released: 28/07/2014

ISBN: 9781783064946

eISBN: 9781783066254

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Atlantis Star


Atlantis Star is a captivating dual-time novel that readers aged 8-14 will love. Uniting elements of mythology, wildlife and environmental issues in one gripping story, Imogen Tovey has created an alternative Atlantis; a mythical city where dolphins and humans live side-by-side in harmony, protecting a powerful secret, the Atlantis Star.

Growing up on Atlantis was perfect; the children and dolphins had loads of fun together, but the secret they were hiding eventually destroyed the city, which plunged beneath the waves. Now centuries have passed and the modern world has largely forgotten how it used to be, apart from a few humans who are determined to track down the powerful Atlantis Star – and who will do anything to find it. Jacob Eldis and his father travel to the Bahamas to spy on Maddy and CJ and their dolphin, Indigo, all descendents of the last Atlantans, hoping that they’ll lead them to the fabled Atlantis Star.

As Jacob struggles with loyalty to his father, and CJ and Maddy begin to understand what is at stake, a story of great adventure and danger unfolds...

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Bristol Post

Atlantis Star tells the story of a young boy, Jacob who manipulates his peers and even gets his teacher fired from his job! You'd think that he wasn't a very nice child, but really he's just trying to be the son which his father has always wanted. Unloved by his father and with no other family to support him, Jacob struggles to be the child he really is. Being taken away from boarding school in England on his father's mission to locate the mysterious Atlantis Star has the potential to change everything. Two children, one with an extraordinary ability to speak to dolphins have the potential to alter Jacob's life forever. But can they?

This is a lovely enjoyable children's book which even as an adult is enjoyable. I absolutely love the bond between humans and dolphins in this book and though at times it's quite a sad book, the ending will leave you with a big smile on your face. The quest for Atlantis and Jacob's journey to self-discovery is beautifully written by Tovey. The book is an amazing adventure with danger and intrigue around every corner. This book is well worth a read, especially to share with younger ones!

by GoodReads Review

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review . . . so a very big thank you to them and here is my review of this brilliant book:

Anyone who loves the idea of dolphins being able to mind link and work in partnership with humans will love this dramatic adventure story - even if it is aimed at 8 to 14 year olds! It is told in two timelines of events which unfold to explain what happened to the lost city of Atlantis and how special humans and dolphins are able to work together for the good of everyone. I really enjoyed this story and the author's style of writing. It has a good pace, great characters and events, with relationships that are credible between them, together with lots of intrigue, danger as well as mystery. I will certainly be looking out for other books by this author!

by GoodReads Review

Jacob and Maddy and C.J. and their dolphin, Indigo are on the adventure of a lifetime. A fun blending of different worlds and cultures with a great ending.

by GoodReads Review

Imogen Tovey

I grew up in the forest of Dean, leaving home at just 16 to live in London. I went to the London college of fashion. Having gained a qualification in tailoring I became a police officer, not a natural progression but a challenge I have enjoyed and worked hard at since. I am dyslexic which has made life difficult for me at times; in school at work and writing my books.

My love of Dolphins started when I was 22 and went on holiday to the Bahamas, since then I have traveled far and wide to swim and learn about these amazing creatures. I started wondering why at so many locations around the world and throughout history there were dolphins, who decided to live solitary lives seeking out interactions with humans instead of living with their own in pods.

Read the books; Maddy's Dolphin and Atlantis Star, it could be the explanation.

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