Atlantis Rising

Atlantis Rising 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 a

  • Title: Atlantis Rising
  • Author: T.A. Barron
  • ISBN: 9780399257575
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 thIn 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.

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    1. T.A. Barron

      T.A Barron grew up in Colorado ranch country and traveled widely as a Rhodes Scholar He is the winner of the de Grummond Medallion for lifetime contribution to the field of children s and young adult literature and many other awards T A Barron is the author of than 30 highly acclaimed books, many of which are international bestsellers They include The Lost Years of Merlin now being developed into a feature film , The Great Tree of Avalon a New York Times bestselling series , The Ancient One the tale of a brave girl and a magical tree , and The Hero s Trail nonfiction stories of courageous kids.Though he d dreamed as a young man of becoming a writer, he couldn t find anyone to publish his first novel He joined a successful business, eventually became president, then decided to try again So in 1990, he surprised his business partners by moving back to Colorado to become a writer and conservationist.In 2000, he founded a national award to honor outstanding young people who help their communities or the environment the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, which honors 25 highly diverse, public spirited kids each year He recently produced a documentary film, Dream Big, profiling seven winners of the Barron Prize When not writing or speaking, T A Barron serves on many boards including Princeton University, where he helped to create the Princeton Environmental Institute, and The Wilderness Society, which recently honored him with its highest award for conservation work His favorite pastime is hiking, camping, or skiing in Colorado with his family.

    610 thoughts on “Atlantis Rising”

    1. It reminded me of a lot of other middle grade fantasy books, except this one didn't really add anything new. The writing seemed like something that I would have thought was condescending or irritating even in elementary school, so I'm not sure who the target audience is This wasn't bad there are just definitely a LOT of other books to read first. And I'm too bored by it to say much more here, so maybe that says something too.


    2. I gave Atlantis Rising by T.A. Barron a pretty fair shot I’d say—200 of its 370 pages, but eventually I just had to give it up. And I wasn’t alone in that, as my wife and 13-yr-old son gave up far, far quicker. As usual with books I didn’t care for, and especially for books I didn’t finish (a rarity for me), this will be a relatively short review, as I don’t like to belabor the point.The problems began immediately, with the introduction of the main character (Promi), a sassy and spun [...]


    3. Pages Read: 16, two chaptersToo childish, basically. Also, those two chapters were Aladdin, only with a younger MC and a pantsing. Already seen the movie and just not really all that interested. Given the depth of my pile and the fact that this is unsolicited, I'm not bovvered.


    4. The main character, Promi, is memorable and is exactly the sort of person you can’t help but to cheer for. He finds himself wrapped up the web of an ominous prophecy that predicts the end of all magic which, in Atlantis, would mean a drastic change for everyone there. Why? Because magic is tailored in to many aspects of Ellegandia, including the boots that Promi wears (they magically adjust to the size of his feet). I love the imagined setting of Ellegandia – the diverse people and creatures [...]


    5. Originally posted on my blog, ReadLove.It would be an understatement to say that the opening two chapter’s of T. A. Barron’s Atlantis Rising captured my attention. Less than two pages into the first chapter, the narrative hook grabbed hold, as the protagonist, throwing-knife in hand, eyes set on his target, takes aim. The scene built into an action sequence from which it was impossible to look away.Atlantis Rising begins a saga, a three part trilogy, that will recount the secret origins of t [...]


    6. One of the things I like about Barron's young adult books is his new, imaginative way of exploring some incredibly prevalent (and sometimes over-worked) myths. Just like his Merlin saga explores Merlin as a child before the original myth really starts, this books explores not how Atlantis was but how Atlantis came to be. I appreciated the thoughtfulness of keeping parts of the original mythos alive but adding different elements to make it a new story. The characters are nicely written and grow t [...]


    7. Barron, T.A. Atlantis Rising, 365 pages. Philomel. $18.00, Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PGPromi, a pie thief and all around vagabond, is caught stealing the Divine Monk’s pie. He is put in prison where he meets a mysterious woman, Jalady, who gives him the old magic of the Listeners as she is dying. With her dying breath, she also bestows upon him Kermi, a magical creature and a frustrating companion and allows them to escape the prison. After days of feeling [...]


    8. This is the first in a series about Atlantis and how it might have come about. I started this book after attending a book signing by T.A. Barron and was quite intrigued by the concept. I immediately was captivated by the characters, how they interact with each other and what makes them feed off of each other. The main character, Promi is like what I imagine Ali Baba or Aladdin to be like before all the adventures they were known for. Promi is a very good theif but what he stills most are hot pas [...]


    9. While I enjoyed elements of Barron's worldbuilding and think he has a knack for the kind of descriptions that create vivid mental images, I found this book to be lackluster, mostly because the characters came across as flat. I also found the prose to be overly simple to the point of repetition. A character's stomach might grumble, for instance, and then the character might state that he is hungry. I assume this was intentionally done to make things clear for a young audience, but as an adult, I [...]


    10. In a magical land called Ellegandia, a young boy named Promi scrapes by, stealing pies, cakes and sweets to survive. However, 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 theirLand, and each other, no matter the cost. Their vow has greater repercussions than they ever could imagine. In fact, [...]


    11. I thought this book was pretty good. It gave us a background story on an old fairy tale, the story of Atlantis. But before it came to be known as Atlantis, it was once a country called Ellegandia. It was located in Southwest Africa, before an earthquake caused it to become an island. It was caused by Promi, who we meet at the beginning of the book. He is often a trouble maker and steals things from others to survive. But when he finally gets caught, he hears of a great battle between Earth and t [...]


    12. Disappointing. I stopped at page 283 out of 350. The plot was slow, plodding and predictable. The reader was told through bland dialogue background information instead of shown or revealed through the story. And the point of view kept bouncing back and forth between the two main characters. It felt very clumsy. I tried to find redeeming qualities, but concluded it was not worth finishing. Not recommended.


    13. The writing style was more like a middle grade novel and less like a YA novel. The plot wasn't that interesting nor unique, and also the first two chapters were like that one scene frim "Aladdin". 2.9/5 stars



    14. Interesting premise about the origins of the Atlantis story. Fantasy with a blurred distinction between the mortal world and the spirit world—according to the narrative, mortals should not be able to enter the spirit world but sometimes, in special cases, it happens. Some good messages about the importance of the nature (the forest) both for the forest itself and as it affects the (mortal) world of cities and commerce. Some comments about the importance of viewing all religions equally which m [...]


    15. Recipe for Smackberry Pie from Atlantis Rising!An immersive fantasy that takes place in a varied and magical land, three sides ocean and one side high, nearly impassable mountains bordered on the opposite side by Africa. It is unlike any place in the known world, or rather all parts somewhat similar to many places in the world, but jumbled up and dispersed like a handful of flower petals. The same goes for the inhabitants of the realm, human, plant, animal, and otherwise. The main protagonist of [...]


    16. We all know the story of Atlantis and its destructive end. Many stories have told that tale; however, few have told the beginning of the story. How did Atlantis come to be and what made it so special? Barron takes on that story in Atlantis Rising. In this version of the Atlantis story there is a magical land called Ellegandia. It is a country on the tip of Africa, but separated from the rest of the world by impenetrable cliffs and oceans. It is a land connected to the spirit realm and protected [...]


    17. I liked this book It isn't my favorite, but it was a solid read. Atlantis Rising tells the making of the island known as Atlantis. We all know that Atlantis was an island that sunk into the sea but What really is Atlantis? This story creates one interpretation of how this magical place came to be.We start off with a sweet-loving thief named Promi, who grew up stealing. He's rather mischievous, and likes to shake up the security that the "higher" people have using his knife-throwing skills. This, [...]


    18. I usually try to give a book at least 50 pages before giving up on it, but I just can't even make it that far with this one. The first two chapters are enough to make me very much doubt this book will be enjoyable. The writing is like something a high school or junior high student would write. There's a chase scene that's not interesting or suspenseful, just a series of events happening. Things don't really seem relevant, and I don't care at all. The prose is overly flowery, like the kind of way [...]


    19. Atlantis RisingBy TA BarronAge Range: 10 and up Grade Level: 5 and upHardcover: 384 pagesPublisher: Philomel (September 26, 2013)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 0399257578ISBN-13: 978-0399257575This review and more are available on Get Kids to Read. mrtierneyslibrary A copy of this book was provided by Netgalley in exchange for this review. Atlantis Rising by T.A. Barron is the newest addition to the ever growing genre of Fantasy for children 10 and up. Barron's tale of Atlantis is a new take on the l [...]


    20. We all know the story of Atlantis - the famous city that sank to the seafloor under mysterious circumstances. We have puzzled over the legendary island for generations. But what happened on those lost shores hundreds of years ago, before it fell to a watery grave? What lies lurking in the shadows of the city walls, waiting to be discovered? T.A. Barron tells the long lost story through the eyes of a young boy named Promi, who steals and throws knives to survive in the city's streets. This time h [...]


    21. Promi is a lowly thief who survives by stealing what he needs. But one day, he goes too far and steals something that gets him thrown into a dungeon where he learns of a prophecy and an ancient battle. Together with his new friend Atlanta, he must try to save the world he loves.This book started out a lot like the Disney version of Aladdin, and I really liked it. It slowed down considerably in the middle of the book and it was hard to keep going in some spots, but it picked up again closer to th [...]


    22. This was a really charming accidental find, and I'll be looking out for other books by T.A. Barron. The style is simple and straightforward, and in that way reminded me a little of the Narnia series. Things I loved were His concept of Listener magic, with its sacrifice. His descriptions of the spirit realm of the immortals, with its whimsy and wonderment. And the amazing, bittersweet (but mostly sweet) ending that pulled everything together. There were several elements of the ending that I was e [...]


    23. This is one of the best books I've ever read, put simply. The characters were amazing, the plot enraptured me, and the setting was so richly and vividly described that I felt as if as could reach out and stroke little Kermi, or smell the lemon pie that Promi stole from the bakery. I thought Atlanta was sweet and wonderful, caring for absolutely every living thing, animal or plant, big or small. She was also fierce and extremely loyal to the Great Forest, the only home she's ever known. I also lo [...]


    24. I applaud T.A. Barron! He writes for the betterment of our young people planting a seed with every word in hopes that they awaken to how much we need to be responsible when living and sharing this planet. He writes of the birth of a place that I believe once existed, along with Lemuria. For these places were not destroyed never to return, but only taken from us, set in a different dimension to protect and preserve until we are ready to be an equal part of and live according to the laws of nature [...]


    25. Can I first say that I have been trying to finish a T.A. Barron book since I met him two years ago at the library and this is the first one I’ve finished? I am very ashamed of myself for not being able to finish any other one of his books, but the Merlin Saga was too stiffly narrated for me, and after trying and giving up on the first book in that series several times, I gave up. When I picked this book up at the library, I was giving Barron’s books one last try. Fortunately, this one stuck [...]


    26. Short & Sweet: I loved T.A. Barron's books growing up so I was excited when I picked up Atlantis Rising from the library. Promi is a thief, who loves to swipe sweets especially from the markets and has made it his goal to steal directly from the high priest himself. Atlanta is a girl who lives in the forest and takes care of the trees. They are thrown together when the hunt for Atlantis by a greedy evil villain has Promi working towards a goal of stopping inevitable evil. I'll be honest, the [...]


    27. Nothing less than a T.A. Barron novel. His world is fantastically real with it's own people, cultures, and everything that is in a world! The characters are believable (as always) and the romance never too overpowering.I really enjoyed Promi. I wish we'd had more time with him just to see him grow up because there is so much left for him to learn. I also appreciate the lovely brown curly haired Atlanta. She was tough, while still feminine. A lovely girl who seemed to thrive in the world she live [...]


    28. T.A. Barron takes a different route in telling the story of the creation of Atlantis in "Atlantis Rising" & not surprisingly succeeds very nicely. This is the story of Promi a boy who as a thief is mentioned in a prophecy that will change the future of his world of Ellegandia. When he meets Atlanta he wants no part of the prophecy but the 2 of them go on an adventure across the their land full of magic & mystery. Barron's story is actually very well done with plot twists galore along wit [...]


    29. This one started out promising, but sadly it didn’t really stay that way. The story is about a young thief, Promi, who has to save his realm from destruction by stealing an all powerful stone that two evil men—a mortal and an immortal—are attempting to turn into a great weapon. The biggest problem I had with the whole thing is that it just seemed very generic. It was very heavily fantasy, but not in any way that felt intentional. There were things like magical creatures and immortal beings [...]


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