This particular volume of the New Atlantis series has us involved in the Titanic's tragic voyage. The extent Nhys researched this subject is very evident in her writing and I loved wandering through this majestic ship with the various characters - from first class, down to steerage and into the crew's areas as well - from the descriptions I could picture it all quite clearly. I actually learnt quite a bit about the Titanic that I hadn't heard of before, and because I like to know things are accurate, I did google searches and everything was in its correct place; so well done Nhys Glover.
The storyline is a lot more involved in Titan Drowns compared to the previous five books in the series, and this is due to so many more Old Atleans being involved in the massive rescue mission they undertook to save as many people as they possibly could, many of them being children. Think about it for a bit, if you could save someone from a certain death, wouldn't you? Particularly if you could guarantee them a wonderful long life in a Utopian world? I don't know of anyone who wouldn't!
So this story has a larger quota of wonderful characters, which gives more chances of love blossoming and more happy endings - all of which I love! There are three new romances developing, all quite different to each other and it was interesting to watch the relationships unfold and how the couples involved came to terms with what was happening; not only with their new found emotions but also with the tragic drama being played out around them. I found this book really focused on the human factor; of the way different personalities reacted in varied circumstances and company. Every amazed "Ooh!" and "Ahh!" of astonished passengers, every complaint from harried mothers trying their best for their children in the press of people boarding this massively huge ship was not only believable, but also expected, amongst so many people embarked on the greatest adventure of their lives.
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