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Gwen Lark knows how to Qualify, Compete, and Win...The time has come to Survive.

The Games of the Atlantis Grail have come to a ground-shaking halt and Gwen Lark, nerd, geek, and awkward smart girl, survived the remarkable ordeal, for the time being. But the worst is yet to come!  

Now, both the colony planet Atlantis and Earth are under a threat of annihilation, and everything is up in the air, including dire and stunning wonders in the Atlantean skies. Will there be a Wedding? 

Will there be a future for Gwen Lark, her beloved, and all their families, friends, and loved ones?  

Is Gwen's rare and powerful talent, the Logos voice of creation, enough to resolve the greatest mystery of the Kassiopei Imperial Dynasty and its role in the events of deepest antiquity since the dawn of time?  

The fate of the entire human species is at stake, and now there can be no respite, not a moment to lose. The final battle is here, and Gwen, and everyone she knows and loves, are in for the greatest fight of their lives.  

It is time to survive.

©2020 Vera Nazarian (P)2020 Tantor

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A missed opportunity for a good ending

I tried to finish this book at least 3 times before I forwarded about 50 chapters to the last two to know the end. Sadly, I didn't feel like I missed anything by skipping almost half of the book. To me, the writer went from a narrative that was tight-packed with action and significant details that always kept the story moving forward, to long, useless descriptions of the scenery, feelings, situations or interactions that never added very much to the series. Maybe the change is a bit radical and that's what's turning me off? Someone compared it to Stephen King's style, but I wouldn't go that far. His stories are very much character-driven and his verbal diahrrea is mostly so that we get enough information about each character's background and motivations so the resulting situations make sense within his world. I think Survive fails to focus on the relevant information that would make each character come alive, or to make certain situations believable or logical, so to me this book as the end of the series is very anti-climatic.

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  • Kathy Kuwano
  • 2020-08-01

Feeling sad and hollow now that it’s over

For the book: I’ve read some comments that this was one of the boring books in the series. In a sense, I can understand where this comment came from. Survive is definitely not as action packed as the other books, but I really liked all the romantic and funny/warm hearted moments. It was a nice break from the Adrenalin I was feeling during the third book. The only con I can really think of is that the reading is so slow (as with the other books). I read it comfortably on the x1.2 speed. The series: I’m not sure where to begin with the Atlantis Grail series. I’m so blown away by the world building and detail. I feel like this world could be part of a D&D game. Because of this, I will be exploring all the fan fiction available on the internet. The only cons I have are the reading speed and shuttle (not so important) details. I wish there was more romance between Aeson and Gwen during books 1 and 2. I already had a feeling they’d end up together, but it would have made me more happy to have more build up (not everyone as the time to read 1.5 books to get to the juicy love stuff). I’ve also come to appreciate book 2 more than I thought I would because it wasn’t as action packed as books 1 and 3. I liked the overall pace of it and even sped up the reading to read on more quickly. On that note, I read books 2, 3, and 4 basically on x1.2 speed and it was so much better than reading it on x1 speed. Otherwise, the performance was amazing. Sofia willingham really knows how to tell a story and to be honest, I have no idea how she managed to pronounce everything so seemingly authentically. Now that I’m done with the series, I’m feeling that sort of reading depression that people fee after they’ve read a good book and don’t know what else to read. This series has made me feel so many things: happiness, warmth, grief, anger, awe, and love. I just want more!!!

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  • rachel
  • 2021-01-06

Loved this series! Start with book 1, “Compete”.

This is an older YA series, including non-gratuitous descriptions of sex in the latter books of the series. Fair warning for those upset by such things, though the characters engaging in sexual actions were married, if that matters. I loved this series. Only a few times did I drift off due to the length, but then I had to rewind and pick up what I’d missed, it was that good. The story was original, well executed. It was fascinating to watch the characters grow up and mature through the series. I wish there was just one more novel, to pick up the couple of thoughts that didn’t get tied up, and to explore the world building without constant danger to the characters. The narration was excellent too. By the time I was finished, I’d forgotten that I really wouldn’t be able to weave starlight, no matter how right and simple it seemed.

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  • Shelley B
  • 2020-10-16

Stunning conclusion

This is the fourth and final book of the 4 book series The Atlantis Grail. You need to read them in order as it is a long, continuing story. The same narrator, Sofia Willingham reads all four books and she is perfect since the books are written in first person from the protagonist teenager Gwen Lark's perspective. Sofia has a voice perfect for Gwen and uses it well to enhsnce the storyline and bring it all to life. Enjoy this long conclusion to the series!

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  • Ashley Strickland
  • 2020-09-09

love it

I love the series. Gwen is awesome, smart. I would love to read from the other characters point of view.

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  • Dr. Robert Longo
  • 2020-08-09

Great ending to a great series. Very long

I was very happy with the final book to this series. I thought Stephen King had diarrhea of the mouth, but this book takes the cake. Not saying it's a bad thing. But holy cow 🐮. Some parts took four to five minutes to explain a room, or a feeling. It was a bit much sometimes. Other then that, I can't wait for the movie. This could be the next lord of the rings. If you are into space Oprea's this is a great book. I would definitely recommend it. Thank you have a nice day.

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  • Robert
  • 2020-08-04

Meh end of a Thrilling Series

Throughout the Atlantis Grail series Vera Nazarian has built a detailed, tangible world full of lovable characters and tight action. This outing puts the whole story connected to a strange discovery that ties everything together with a story of etherial twins separated in Earth's early history. Sort of a weird event to put everything on the line. Balance is restored but then what. Where I would want to hear more about how Gwen and family adapt to their new situation we get a fast forward of about 8 years with a paragraph devoted to each character. Where is the detail we love? These eight years are fodder for 4 more books, and you just feel a bit cheated.

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  • Melody A. Zomonski
  • 2020-07-28

Amazing!

This was an amazing fourth book in the series. Well written. and great narration! I loved it!

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  • AmyToo
  • 2020-07-22

Good but...

Just like in the other books, there was so much nonsense that could’ve been completely cut out. Like the hours of cat drama right after the wedding for example. Or the way the alien gods said things like “you people are ridiculous” ...just not a way I see gods speaking. Other than things like that, the series is a fantastical journey that I’ve enjoyed for the most part.

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  • Gina & Penni
  • 2020-07-18

What can I say but Oh My God.

Epic conclusion to an epic saga. I am in awe. I absolutely cannot stress how much I loved these stories and I hate that it’s over but it ended so well!!

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  • Andy C
  • 2020-07-14

good story, amazing narrator

keeping in mind this is a teen series, the story is very interesting, I had to go through to the fourth book in the series to the conclusion. the reason I take off one star is rather complicated all in all. the story is good, interesting, and does keep you "reading". scientific facts are both interesting and correct. you want to know what's going to happen the narration is spot on, characters are identifiable, and pronunciation is perfect. I did speed up the book to 1.25 though as it is read a tad slow for my tastes. the childishness of our main character, yes she is a 17 year old I know. disassociates with the knowledge she has. deep scientific knowledge of obscure facts. the personality put out can be grating at times. at times I just want to reach through the book and crack her one, just for the really dumb train of thought or ridiculous feelings she displays. feels like the author tried way too hard to get into a teen character. way Way too many instances of our main characters pining over each other in sexual tension, "performed" in such a way that it's over done in many ways. other characters are fleshed out well, mostly as to the story. some favorite words and phrases are terribly over used. "lapis lazul" to describe eyes, a planet, etc. and the people in the book must have very sore necks as they tend to "crane" them so often lolol I would still recommend the series, despite the frustrations at times, such as a whole chapter to describe a small place found in this book. probably could have been about 5 hours shorter to be honest. gets pretty wordy over things that really have no impact on the story.