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The Atlantean Way

Ostercy Janson De Couët

An autobiography of the entrepreneur Jacqueline Natla, switching between her memories of the ancient world and her new life in 20th century America.

Just as "Wicked" took a character from the Wizard of Oz, the Wicked Witch, and imagined her story leading up to the events of the film, "The Atlantean Way" is a parallel novel which gives an autobiographical account of Jacqueline Natla, antagonist of "Tomb Raider", but set prior to those events. Switching between her memories as a Royal in Atlantis to her rude re-awakening in 1945, the novel presents a satirical view of both the pre-classical and post-war worlds, and recasts them as the view point of an unreliable narrator, in the style of a Bond novel retold by Blofeld, with nods to "The Man Who Fell To Earth", "Land Of The Pharaohs", "The Man Who Would Be King" and Baron von Munchausen.


The United States Of Atlantis ....

Ostercy Janson De Couët

Somehow Jacqueline Natla survived until the 21st century and now she feels that it is her duty to begin her run for President.

Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution sets three qualifications for senators: 1) each senator must be at least 30 years old, 2) must have been a citizen of the United States for at least the past nine years, and 3) must be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state he or she seeks to represent. Jacqueline Natla claims to be over 100 years old, a citizen of the USA since 1945 and a former inhabitant of Atlantis. But if you bribe the voters of New Mexico with free genetic engineering, grow the ideal husband in a bottle and become a hero to the local Native Americans, you have a campaign plan. But what of the press, and Candidate Natla's "memories" of her life in Atlantis and her suspicion that aliens are about to invade? Do New Mexicans really care if their local representative is a certified nutjob? Does they really care if they are living at the end of days? And why is the symbol of New Mexico the Sun, and what on earth were those dang Nazis up to in Antarctica all those years ago? A sequel to The Atlantean Way.


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I wrote 1098 days ago

Golly. It's ages since anybody commented on the book. Thanks very much for reading it and for being so mice about it. I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Thanks again, Ost. view book

I wrote 1260 days ago

Thanks for the review :) I'm glad you think it's better than "almost all" video game tie-ins - I'll take that as a compliment and not faint praise :) - even though that wasn't the type of "genre thing" that I was trying to write. I feel as if I have to justify myself a little here. I think that ... view book

I wrote 1272 days ago

Thanks for your comments :). I'm not sure if you're implying that the Atlantean stuff is assured because it's plaigerised, but just in case ... there was no back story supplied with the game apart for a couple very short and gnomic "in game movies", and the novel I've built from those sparse "clues... view book

I wrote 1292 days ago

Thanks very much for the review and I'm happy that the book held your attention. I'm not sure it's technically possible to sell a book as fan-fiction though due to copyright issues, and besides I'm not sure that my story counts as fan-fiction anyway as it doesn't use any of the "canon" than the ... view book

I wrote 1312 days ago

Hi there. Thanks for your kind review and I'm glad that although you found the novel complicated that it didn't put you off. I'm probably going to disagree with you about making the prose sections longer in the novel, as I deliberately wanted to leave stuff to people's imagination rather than spelli... view book

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