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The Dark Shore (Atlanteans Series #2)

The Dark Shore (Atlanteans Series #2)

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Beware the gods and their horrors.

Owen, Lilly, and Leech have escaped Camp Eden, but the next step on their journey to find Atlantis and protect it from Paul and Project Elysium involves crossing the perilous wastelands of a wrecked planet. And unlike in EdenWest, where bloody truths were kept hidden beneath the surface, out here the horrors live bright beneath

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Beware the gods and their horrors.

Owen, Lilly, and Leech have escaped Camp Eden, but the next step on their journey to find Atlantis and protect it from Paul and Project Elysium involves crossing the perilous wastelands of a wrecked planet. And unlike in EdenWest, where bloody truths were kept hidden beneath the surface, out here the horrors live bright beneath the poisonous sun.

With treachery at every turn, Owen has no choice but to bring his wounded clan to the dark shores of Desenna, the city built from the ashes of EdenSouth. Desenna's blood-soaked walls may hold the key to Owen's journey in the form of the third Atlantean as well as a deeper understanding of the true purpose of the Three, but there are also secrets lurking in the shadows, waiting to be unleashed, and once they rise, there may be no escape.

Filled with sizzling romance, action, mind-bending twists, and powerful scenes of emotional and physical sacrifice, The Dark Shore: Book Two of the Atlanteans takes readers on a journey to a question that's so great, even the gods have trouble answering it: What would you be willing to do to save humanity from itself?

Editorial Reviews

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for The Lost Code: “The broad strokes of conflict and characterization make this a movie-ready action flick at heart...an accessible entree to the dystopia trend.
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for The Lost Code: “The broad strokes of conflict and characterization make this a movie-ready action flick at heart...an accessible entree to the dystopia trend.”
School Library Journal
09/01/2013
Gr 9 Up—This fast-paced sequel to The Lost Code (HarperCollins, 2012) reads like a combination of Star Trek, Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief, and Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games. Owen is a descendant of the ancient Atlanteans and has the power to find an almost-extinct technology that will reverse climate change. Wanting that secret for himself, Paul, who is the evil head of the Elysium Project, is determined to find Owen and his friends, Leech and Lilly, and use the teen's secret for his own purposes. In order to evade the villain and find Atlantis, the three travel by aircraft across the barren wasteland of what used to be the United States. They encounter dead bodies fallen by pandemics and numerous other horrors. They meet untrustwothy people, but finally form an alliance with the Benevolent Mother, the leader of a cult who tries to help them with their mission. The plot twists around like a vine, blending mythology, technology, pandemics, violence, and excitement. The three main characters are likable, though they all seem to have nine lives. This second installment will appeal to dystopian fans as well as to students who can keep track of the many subplots.—Kathy Lyday, South Caldwell High School, NC
Kirkus Reviews
The heroes of The Lost Code (2012) race to stay ahead of EdenCorp and reach the powerful, climate-altering Paintbrush of the Gods first. The trio is dangerously low on food, water and protection from the sun's radiation. They take a chance on a supply run at an old Wal-Mart in a dead city, where they encounter members of the Heliad-Seven cult, which has taken control of EdenSouth from EdenCorp. The cultists invite the three to their city, Desenna, to join a girl whose Atlantean DNA indicates she may be the Medium. If so, she will complete the set of three guardians, together with Mariner Leech and Aeronaut Owen. With this sequel, Emerson jumps into action and plot right away, as the heroes struggle to escape and survive, especially Lilly, who badly needs a doctor. When EdenCorp's Paul finally catches them at an Atlantean temple holding a crucial tool, they barely escape to Desenna. Heliad-Seven leader and former EdenSouth director Dr. Victoria Keller has remarkably logical explanations for the religion she invented, and she asks that they participate in the living myth alongside Seven, the Atlantean descendant viewed as a goddess. Seven expands the growing rift between Owen and Lilly, creating a love triangle. The twists at Desenna are expertly executed, surprising while illuminating, and some pack emotional sucker punches. Readers will beg for the follow-up to this tense, well-plotted sequel. (Science fiction. 12-17)
Michael Grant
Praise for The Lost Code: “A smart dystopian adventure packed with mind-blowing fantasy and characters you’ll love.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for The Lost Code: “The broad strokes of conflict and characterization make this a movie-ready action flick at heart...an accessible entree to the dystopia trend.”
ALA Booklist
“[An] engrossing and engaging sequel...Solid world building enhances a plot that accelerates to a dramatic ending that will have readers craving the next installment. Plenty here to elicit rich discussions about the environment, identity, and religion, too.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062062826
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/21/2013
Series:
Atlanteans Series, #2
Pages:
470
Sales rank:
1,264,897
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Emerson is the author of twelve novels, including Exile and the Atlanteans series. Kevin is a singer, drummer, and guitarist and has played in bands since high school. He has toured across the country and in Europe and the UK and now lives in Seattle, one of the best music cities in the world.

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The Dark Shore (Atlanteans Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Big turn of event can't wait for the next one This book is great and never a dull moment the being seams slow than you stop for a second and realize your almost done
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
beginning was just a tad slow, but it was AMAZING! incredible ending that leaves you hanging for the next book! As good or maybe even better than the first.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I laughed i cried. Read the book in three days. Only downside is i didn't want it to end. Has surpises and syncrtisim. All in all a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, I am a romantic at heart and as such I prefer books that have a “strong” love story woven into the plot. While I enjoyed the turns and twist in the book , it was not enough to make it to my favorites. That just me though -the book keeps you interested and if you are into dystopian novels then by all means - what are you waiting for?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is good, more so for mid-teens but, I enjoyed it too. Will be keeping an eye on Kevin Emerson.. I really liked his writing style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the writing. Great world building , character development and plot twists. I am eager for more of this series and from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book. Looking forward to the next one!
aaayoung More than 1 year ago
lots of twists and turns, lots of surprises for the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't normally read this type of book but I got the first one for free and when I finished it I immediatly bought the second. Can't wait for the third!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book even more than the first and I look forward to the next. There were a few sections where I found myself a bit confused, but I think that was caused by me reading when I should have been sleeping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People the next book is out so get off your butts and get it!!!
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Does anyone know when the next one is coming out?
book4children More than 1 year ago
I won an ARC from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I was so excited when it arrived that I bought the first book in the series so I could read them in order. I liked the first book quite a bit (my review). The first book was a lot less violent than most science fiction books I'd read. This book picks up where the first left off. The first half is action packed, violent, and disturbing, but very engaging. About half way through the book, there is an "event" that takes place. It bothered me quite a bit (I take things WAY too literally in books) and I put the book down. I didn't pick it back up for months. I had planned on doing a release day review (back in August), but I couldn't bring myself to pick the book up again. I can't really say why I decided to continue with this book after that shocker in the middle, but I did eventually come back to it. The second half of the book is not violent, shocking, or horrific (until the final pages, of course). We got back to more of Owen and his story, of him trying to figure things out and his relationships with other people. I really liked the second half of the book. Kevin Emerson is a fantastic writer that can suck you in and keep you in the crazy world he concocted. I am planning on reading book 3 when it comes out. Content: violence, disturbing scenes, heated kissing only partially dressed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just loved this book. Excellent follow up to previous book. Tough to read about the horrible conditions the earth is in from the stupidity of humans. Great twisys and turns for poor Owen.....hoping all turns out well for him. I have pre-ordered to he final book......looking forward to the conclusion. Thank you for the entertainment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
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Gorcon More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the second installment in this series. Fast paced with several twists and turns along the way. Will definitely be reading the next one in this series, although it won't be out till Sep 2014!
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GOOD GOD I LOVE THIS BOOK!If ye ol'author be readin this u got some skills my friend and i cant wait for the next book.I learnd the confusing way that the air craft was small though because een though it was claer the ship was small I imagined it as like the size of a pirate ship.But that was just stupid thinking on my part.Total derp moment. ;{D
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