Children of Poseidon: Damnamenos
Annalisa Carr
Romantic Fantasy

Damnamenos, youngest son of Poseidon, has always viewed himself as a modern demi-god—an equal opportunity sorcerer who runs an international business empire while plotting revenge on his faithless ex-lover. He likes to think he has his life under control, but when evil threatens his world, he needs to summon all his old magic to deal with it.

Maya Redcar, a young witch just coming into her full power, finds herself leading her coven’s fight against a corrupt and insane sorcerer. Realising that the witches are outclassed, she joins forces with her old nemesis, Damnamenos, to confront the enemy in his East African lair.

Together, Maya and Damnam face old lovers, cursed seawitches, a preternatural infant, and unreasonable parents, on their quest to save the world. Their growing attraction could be a source of strength, or as Maya fears, a new point of vulnerability as they are torn apart by their enemy’s magic.

Uncaged Review: This is the third book in this series, and although I didn’t read the first two, I had no problems keeping up with the story. This was an enjoyable book from start to finish. Damnam is the youngest son of Poseidon, and his two brothers, Rann and Lykos were the main characters in the first two books, make a reappearance here.

I’m not going to get into the plot, but I’ll tell you that one of the characters that gave some nice comic relief and I truly enjoyed was Circe. A great line: “What a dump.” She is Damnam’s ex-lover and a sea sorceress who is not very trustworthy, especially after freezing Damnam in a glacier for 1000 years over what she called “a little tiff,” but brought in some comic relief in tense scenes. But Maya is a strong heroine and Damnam is a good equal for her and they are well matched.

Engaging and can easily be marketed to the young adults, it was a nice read working in the world of magic. Reviewed by Cyrene

4 Stars