(From the publisher):
It was Plato who first described a lost continent "beyond the gates of Hercules" which was said to have been the seat of a great and advanced civilization. The legend has persisted through the ages, piquing the curiosity of scientists and stimulating the imagination of storytellers. Frequently recurring in the legends is tha notion that the islands were swallowed by the ocean because the people had forgotten the ways of righteousness and had grown in pride until they thought they were gods.
In her novel of Poseidon, one of the islands of the lost Atlantis, Elizabeth Borton de Treviņo creates the vivid world of the Archers, the island's leading family, who tend the sacred flower, the saffron, and who know by prophecy that tragedy will befall their homeland. Among the six children of the family are Atlanta, promised since birth to the sea priestess, who retains the fullness of the ancient gift of reading and sending thoughts, and Baka, whose brilliance couples with pride destines him for tragedy.
Original title: Beyond the Gates of Hercules
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Fantasy
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Saga, Myth, and Legend→ Atlantis