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The Dark Shore (Atlanteans Series #2)

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The Dark Shore, the second novel in Kevin Emerson's Atlanteans series, continues the story of Owen Parker, one of the powerful descendants of the highly advanced Atlantean race. As School Library Journal says, "this fast-paced sequel to The Lost Code reads like a combination of Star Trek, Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief, and Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games."

In this book, Owen, Lilly, and Leech have escaped Camp Eden, but the next step on their journey to find Atlantis and...

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Overview

The Dark Shore, the second novel in Kevin Emerson's Atlanteans series, continues the story of Owen Parker, one of the powerful descendants of the highly advanced Atlantean race. As School Library Journal says, "this fast-paced sequel to The Lost Code reads like a combination of Star Trek, Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief, and Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games."

In this book, 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.

The Dark Shore combines sizzling romance, action, adventure, and powerful scenes of physical and emotional sacrifice in a way that is sure to satisfy lovers of dystopian fiction in the vein of the Maze Runner trilogy. The paperback includes extra content on "where science stops and fantasy starts" in the world of the series.

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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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062062826
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/21/2013
  • Series: Atlanteans Series , #2
  • Pages: 470
  • Sales rank: 373,702
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Emerson

Kevin Emerson is the author of eleven books, including The Lost Code and The Dark Shore, books 1 and 2 of the Atlanteans series. Kevin is a singer, drummer, and guitarist and has played in bands since high school, none of which need to be named here, but all of which seemed like a good idea at the time. 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Keeps you geussing

    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

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    beginning was just a tad slow, but it was AMAZING! incredible en

    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.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Great book

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Interesting but...

    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?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Good book

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Fresh tske on a posy apocalyptic world

    Loved the writing. Great world building , character development and plot twists. I am eager for more of this series and from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    :-3

    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

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

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    Good book. Looking forward to the next one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

    nice series for teens

    lots of twists and turns, lots of surprises for the characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Very satisfied

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Great story line

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Lol to the two below

    I just about died

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Anonymois

    Ok people this is a review place, not Facebook!!!!!

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 1, 2014

    People!!!!

    People the next book is out so get off your butts and get it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Coming

    August 26

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Does anyine know? Does anyonw know?

    Does anyone know when the next one is coming out?

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    I won an ARC from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I was so exc

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    Awesome read

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Great book set

    Love it

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