After the death of his parents, Titus Attwater lives a lonely life-- one he feels will never improve. His sister won't answer his phone calls and his once happy home is empty and cold. Just a Titus nods off one night, a strange man calling himself Juno appears upstairs claiming to come from another world and through a mirror, no less. When Juno insists that he must return with him, Titus finds little to lose in going. Besides, Juno's daggers do a wonderful job of convincing Titus to comply.
Barely surviving his journey through the cold and the Sea of Angels, Titus arrives in Typhon, alive only because Rizpah's angels intervened. As he recovers, Titus finds that he was brought at the behest of his twin soul, Atreus, the orphaned prince of Belaglesha. The prince's seer has dreamed of Atreus and Titus fighting against a neighboring kingdom and defeating the king who has killed Atreus's parents.
Titus and Atreus got off to a slow start, but soon picked up and did a great job of entertaining. There is enough complexity to the tale to keep me guessing as to the end, but is never bogged down with details. The characters are interesting, but I found the best written characters to have the least time in the forefront. While I liked Atreus and his friends well enough, I really think the characters of Anaxare and Nilus (the princess and prince of the neighboring kingdom) outshine the rest. I really hope any future books would feature these characters more.
Titus and Atreus by Meridi Myers is a wonderfully written fantasy tale of parallel worlds, friendship and honorableness. This tale is an enjoyable read for anyone who enjoys young adult fantasy.
Titus and Atreus by Meridi Myers
Published by Hero Publishing
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The author provided me with a free review copy of Titus and Atreus