In the Days is a story of Atlantis immediately prior and up to it’s destruction and disappearance. Atlantis is ruled by an Empress and the pagan religion is headed by a stereotypical self indulgent, but charismatic, priest. The author created a true God, similar to the Judaeo-Christian God, to pass judgement on the people of Atlantis. A prophet sent to the land is reminiscent of Old Testament prophets. The characters are believable with well developed personalities and strengths and weaknesses I could easily relate to. The plot was intense. A good pace throughout the story kept me turning the pages. The only unbelievable part was the secret technology revealed quite a ways into the story. Although that may have been the author’s way of explaining real mysteries of the ancient world we do not understand today.
There is a lot of action and political intrigue. Treasonous plotting to take over the land, evil possession of the antagonists, and a ominous prophesy, all give the tale of the fall of Atlantis an exciting and supernatural appeal.
I had the impression that the world in this tale still had the land masses connected in a single continent as earth’s Europa was before continental division’s occurred. although it could have just been the extensive trade routes that connected the various parts of the world. There is much of ancient civilizations the author incorporated into the story. Azteca, Mexica and the ritual sacrifices associated with their gods are present, as are Norsemen, Ethiopians and other widely disbursed peoples. It was obvious that the author had done his research on the ancient people of the Americas.
I enjoyed reading this fantastic tale. It is well deserving of four stars.