I liked this story for the younger set. Its pacing is fast and consistent with all standard fairy tales you could ever read. Sitnalta is an engaging character and the neat trick of reversing Atlantis for her name made it just that much better. That is a recurring theme in the book as well, the naming convention.
The target audience will learn to love hating Supmylo, Sitnalta’s father for good reason, he’s just a horrible, power crazed lunatic…the perfect villain. King Gerald was a pleasant surprise for me and I was also surprised by the love story between him and Aud. This little love story side-plot gem is perfect. You get the feelings described by each character about the other and the reader gets to see first-hand how problems can arise in a relationship where communication fails.
Overall, a solid delivery for younger readers. I was provided a copy for purposes of review and would definitely buy this book for my kids.