Bridles of Poseidon
by Bridges DelPonte
The last descendant of a dying race of deep ocean shape-shifters. A renegade Key West dive boat captain with a sketchy past. A reclusive billionaire with dark ties to undersea rebel forces. The imminent threat of another cataclysmic Great Flood. Aquan, a fearless Triton, uses her unique power to transform into real and mythical sea creatures to police the boundaries of land and sea from rebel forces. When her fellow Tritons are savagely massacred on the eve of her first mating season, Aquan reluctantly teams up with Key West dive boat captain, Dave Cutter and marine biologist, Jen Ortiz, in a world-wide adventure across the lost sister cities of Atlantis. In Bridles of Poseidon, Aquan must not only unlock her true power, but confront disturbing revelations about the deaths of her parents and dangerous political intrigue in her once-peaceful society at Rapture’s End. Ultimately, this young Triton faces a terrible choice between preventing another Great Deluge or destroying the future survival of her own underwater community, now torn apart by discord and treachery. This contemporary action fantasy is set in exotic locales as the first installment in a Last Emissary series of books. Bridles of Poseidon was also a 2012 finalist for the Royal Palm Literary Award (unpublished fantasy) of the Florida Writers Association. Rebooting standard myths about shape-shifters, this modern adventure fantasy will attract readers who enjoy strong heroines and who will be intrigued by her shifting identities, genders, races, and species—real and mythical.