The new mythological thriller "Shadows of Atlantis: Awakening" (published by Balboa Press) from author Mara Powers takes readers through the common streets and royal courts of the fabled lost Atlantis for a peek into one of the world's most complex legends.

In "Shadows of Atlantis," Atlantis is a utopian civilization built to exist in perfect harmony with nature. Its people depend upon the guidance of ancient gods called Watchers to live peacefully and in tune with their environment. The narrative starts at the tipping point of Atlantis' final stage, as a baffling psychic illness corrupts the Crystal Grid - the source of all Atlantean power. Those afflicted are sent into a frenzied state called "the madness" and are brushed aside by an establishment that has been unable to discover a cause or a cure.

In the midst of social degradation and loss of faith in Atlantis' rulership, the younger generation begins to develop a genetic mutation resulting in magic abilities. Christened the "Children of One," they are the only ones able to see the cause of the madness and perhaps the only ones able to combat the evil threatening a utopia gone terribly wrong.

"There has been a real need for modern myths in our culture," Powers says, "and fantastic magical stories deliver this need straight into our collective imagination. 'Star Wars' made everyone want to be a Jedi. 'Harry Potter' made everyone want to be a wizard. 'Shadows of Atlantis' will make everyone want to be among the Children of One."

"Shadows of Atlantis"
By Mara Powers
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781504330831
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 292 pages | ISBN 9781504330817
E-Book | 292 pages | ISBN 9781504330824
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mara Powers is an American "Gen X-er" who discovered the mystery of Atlantis at 16 and has researched it avidly ever since. Hailing from a literary family, she has always been a free spirit, living a life of adventure in pursuit of her many creative talents. Her travels have enhanced her love of words and gifted her with experiences, life observations and characters to weave into her stories. She regularly migrates between Los Angeles, San Francisco, northern Colorado, D.C., New York City and Austin.

Balboa Press is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genres. Through an alliance with supported self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and "Like" us at

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