Praise/Reviews for Hippocampus

"Spectacular, adventurous and magical is what sums up this awesome book...this book reminded me of a combination of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Eragon and that is saying a lot. Tom Tancin is really an awesome writer who came up with such a great idea for a book. His writing style really fits into this young adult genre and the world that he has created is just fantastic. It is like he has taken many different elements and weaved them together to create an amazing fast paced book. "  5 out of 5 stars  
-The Bookshelf Review

"This book is a full on adventure. I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish.  I could not put it down. I am a woman reaching the age of mmmm 40 and I enjoyed it.  I love a good romance and this was a break from the norm for me but I would gladly take another break." 4.5 out of 5 stars    -Confessions of a Bookaholic Facebook

 "Tom Tancin takes the myth of Atlantis and gives it a modern twist, creating a fresh and exciting adventure story. Action, mystery, magic, adventure and suspense fill the pages of Hippocampus." 4 out of 5 stars    -Treasured Tales for Young Adults

"All I know is how much I cannot wait to read the next book.  ..This story is definitely addicting. I will be eagerly awaiting the sequel."  -All Things Me

"This really seems like book that a teenage boy would love, full of action, adventure and a damsel in distress. Kudos to Tom Tancin for writing a book that hits on a reading population that may be getting overlooked in the current YA trends. Love triangles are cool and all, but maybe not so much from a young teen boys perspective."    -Monique Morgan, author of Pursuer

"It reminds me of the old Indiana Jones movies mixed with Harry Potter and geared towards teens."    -Mel's Book Blog

"Watch out Harry Potter, here comes Trey Atlas. An imaginative beginning of what could become the next YA epic series."
-Kidd1 on

"This is fantastic. It's faintly reminiscent of Percy Jackson, but somehow punchier and more immediate. I definitely think this has got what it takes to take the market by storm. Fabulous work."
-A Knight on

"Great premise for a broad legendary canvas- there's nothing like a lost civilisation to fire the imagination.. The writing is solid, flowing and sharp. the characters are crafted well and people you want to journey with."
-Owen Quinn on

"What great characters, written into a highly imaginative storyline. Very much like the contrast you build between Trey's world and the beginning it makes the crossing over very powerful. Great story well told."
-Famlavan on

"This is a fantastic reworking of ancient themes and modern interests."
-Jane Bain on

"I love the world you've created. Your writing is descriptive, clear, and to the point. Excellent imagination. Being a writer of fantasy/sci fi myself, I try to read and support as many well written ones on this site that I can. I hope this work does well and people give it a chance."
-Natalie Jones on

"It's easy to understand why this is getting strong support from young readers. The swashbuckling Knights take on a sorceress and her love, battling to his death and her escape. Such bitter tragedy leaves so many possibilities for fair Aerian. And then, the plan is added. Brilliant."
-Star Gazer on

"What an original, well-crafted story! You must read a great deal of myth and old-world stories, as much as new-age ones, to combine the two themes to make your great tale. You write everything well, from dialogue to the paragraphs surrounding it / drawing it all together."
-Kevin Wong on

"Your premise is so incredibly unique and your writing is generally strong as well. this is a really clever and original book. you have plenty of great things going for you here. I like your characters, especially Aerian (beautiful name btw) This was a great read."
 -Carrie L McRae on

"Great story! I love the quick pace and all the action."
 -Jason Hewett on

Atlantis Revolution #3 is Officially in Progress!

I finished Echinodea (The Second Book of the Atlantis Revolution) on Friday 8/3/2012.  I passed it off to my mom, who is always the first reader of my books.  I can't wait to hear what she has to say about it.  I'll post her comments when I get them!  I, on the other hand, put Echinodea to the side for now.  I will return to it sometime in September to do numerous edits by myself and with other trusted readers/editors.  By then, I will have fresh eyes for the story. 

But that means I'm ready to start writing my next book.  Which is book #10 for me (I can't believe it) and also happens to be Atlantis Revolution #3 (still untitled to everyone but me).  I'm excited to start writing the 3rd book because it is going to be an exciting one and I can't wait to see how it all plays out and wraps up.  But at the same time, I'm sad that I will be writing "The End" to this trilogy.  The next year worth of work is going to be a mixture of fun, excitement, and sadness/hesitation.  By this time next year, the Atlantis Revolution Trilogy will be completely written and I will be moving on to new things.  I don't know what those things are yet but I'm sure they'll be great.  But that doesn't mean I want to leave Atlantis--and maybe I won't.  :-)

So while you are still spreading the word about Hippocampus, and eagerly waiting (hopefully) for Echinodea, I'll be writing #3.  And I'll do my best to keep you updated on my progress as I go--but I do get very busy once the school year begins so I can't promise.

Echinodea (The Second Book of the Atlantis Revolution) Cover Reveal!

It's officially 8 months until the release of Echinodea (The Second Book of the Atlantis Revolution)--April 2, 2013.  This means that it's time to start promoting the book.  The summary was released last month.  Now, here is the cover:

The cover might be tweaked slightly between now and release day (ex: the quote on the front will probably be replaced with one about this book instead of Hippocampus) but I don't think it will have significant changes.  Make sure to spread the word about the book and add it to your Goodreads shelf!