In OF TRITON, the sequel to Anna Bank’s novel OF POSEIDION, Emma struggles with the knowledge that her mother is the Poseidon princess. But really, that is the least of Emma’s worries. Left behind while the others head to the Syrena world with her mother, Emma is restless. While pondering her mother’s heritage, Emma discovers that the human world and Syrena world are closer than she ever could have imagined.
"The reader will find that he or she can relate to Emma in a variety of ways."
Not only that, but the others are taking longer than expected to come home. Distraught with worry, Emma must choose: listen to Galen’s pleas and stay safe, or go and help the people she loves. Ultimately, Emma’s decision will not only affect her loved ones, but the entire Syrena world. With that pressure on her shoulders, will Emma make the right choice, and will it even matter in the end?
OF TRITON continues Anna Bank’s humorous, romantic and entertaining novel OF POSEIDON. While this book is well written, and continues to develop Emma and Galen’s story , this installment was not as humorous as OF POSEIDON. OF TRITON takes on a more serious tone, no doubt reflecting the danger that Emma, Galen and the rest of the group are in. In OF TRITON, the reader also gets to know Emma a lot better. It is especially interesting to see how Emma handles the fact that her mother is the lost Poseidon princess. The reader will find that he or she can relate to Emma in a variety of ways, from how she acts about her mother, to the way she wants to protect her friends.
OF TRITON presents many issues within both the Syrena world and our own. Anna Banks plays with the readers’ imagination in this novel to great results. Although more serious than OF POSEIDON, OF TRITON takes the conflict of these two books much deeper. At the end of this novel, the reader will have a better understanding of the Syrena world and of the characters’ personalities.
Reviewed by Kate F. on June 3, 2013
- Publication Date: May 28, 2013
- Genres: Young Adult 13+
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
- ISBN-10: 1250003334
- ISBN-13: 9781250003331