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All questions are answered
Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2017
This third book in the series is a radical departure from the first two novels. In it, we get all the answers. We learn about the Atlanteans and their destruction. We learn about Ares and his long-term goal to destroy those who wiped out the Atlanteans. We learn about Isis, the Atlantean researcher who saved humanity 70,000 years ago and began altering our genetic code.
Human civilization is still reeling from the massive flood unleashed by Ares and is not much of a factor in the story.
Throughout the book, Dorian Sloane (the embodiment of Ares) is chasing Kate Warner (the embodiment of Isis) and David Vale to kill them. At each stage in the pursuit, we learn more about the Atlanteans and the enemy that destroyed them. A new faction, the Exiles, also appears.
While it's nice to have all the mysteries resolved and all the pieces of the puzzle revealed, most of the book is pretty much just a replay of the Atlantean memories of Ares and Isis. Sure, there's the ongoing chase between Dorian and Kate/David to add a bit of tension, and there's the climax where Ares' plan against the Serpentines comes to fruition, but in my opinion it isn't really that good of a book. Obviously you have to read it to get closure on the series, but... bleah.