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Atlantis: The Akashic Trials – a Novel Two Decades in the Making; an Inspiration Etched over Thousands of Years. Hailed “Creative and Unexpected” by Critics.

Spellbindingly written by Cristiana DiPietro, "Atlantis: The Akashic Trials" is "one to watch" for 2017. Coupling an unforgettable cast of characters with the author’s encyclopedic knowledge of Atlantis, readers will be enthralled by this rich and fully realized tale of adventure, romance and mythology.

Pacific Grove, CA, April 13, 2017 --( It all began with a dream.

When Cristiana DiPietro was a teenager, she fell asleep one night and had a vivid and disturbing vision of her own death.

“I died on Atlantis,” says DiPietro, referring to the famous sunken isle from Plato’s works. “It was such a realistic dream that it never quite left me. Since I work in film, I thought it would be a natural fit for the silver screen… but somehow, the story wanted to be put on paper. It was too long and multi-layered to be a single screenplay.”

In "Atlantis: The Akashic Trials," readers meet Lee, a woman who struggles with debilitating anxiety and haunting glimpses of a past life. While working to retrieve ancient artifacts, she meets Dr. Luke James, and the staggering attraction between them is as immediate as it is powerful. Together on the risen island of Atlantis, Luke and Lee face their biggest challenges to date - and must discover why they are so connected, and what fate has in store for them…

There is something so intoxicating and familiar about Luke. Never in a million years did Lee think the live-stream she runs with her narcissistic ex, Austin, would lead her to him and, most importantly, to the lost island of Atlantis. Lee and Austin have created success by live-streaming the retrieval of stone skull artifacts from around the world. Luke and his research team, Indigo Deep, call upon the live-stream’s internet celebrity to broadcast the return to what is believed to be the recently discovered island of Atlantis. There, they hope to open the mysterious Hall of Records. However, it is not as simple as turning a key. The group is forced to undergo a series of seven trials designed to test mortal worth. Together, Lee and Luke must somehow survive, relying solely on their otherworldly connection to each other, and the critical realization that the Hall was closed for reasons directly connected to them.

“This story is very personal to me,” says DiPietro, a veteran of the entertainment business. “Lee’s capabilities are so far beyond what she could ever dream - she is plagued with anxiety and limits herself accordingly. I’ve drawn that from my own experiences and I think readers will relate to her journey - even as they become entangled in the fantastic mysteries of Atlantis.”

Cinematic, stirring and the ultimate fusion of meticulous research and electrifying storytelling, ‘Atlantis: The Akashic Trials’ is poised to be the break-out debut of 2017.

Amazon readers agree, giving the book a five-star rating. Remarking that reading the book is “like having a conversation with your best friend who is also the most interesting woman in the world”, Amazon reviewer Zulov said: “I really loved this book… The story is very creative and unexpected. Loved the treatment of the myth of Atlantis in this novel. Highly recommend it.”

"Atlantis: The Akashic Trials" is available now:

About the Author:

Cristiana DiPietro is the co-founder of the independent media company Emberlight Productions and co-owner of the Monarch Film Festival. With seventeen years of experience in the Entertainment Industry, her passion for storytelling has manifested in her becoming an independent film producer and self-published author. She has been fascinated with the topic of Atlantis for the last two decades, utilizing every opportunity to research and piece together a unique story. She currently resides in Pacific Grove, California with her husband and their two sons and can be contacted via her website at:

Contact: Cristiana DiPietro | 8312240099 |
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