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The Far Dawn (Atlanteans Series #3)

The Far Dawn (Atlanteans Series #3)

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by Kevin Emerson

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The Far Dawn is the third and final novel in Kevin Emerson's Atlanteans series, bringing the story of Atlantean descendant Owen Parker to a high-stakes, dramatic conclusion. The Atlanteans series has been praised for its "emotional sucker punches" (Kirkus Reviews), "solid world building" (ALA Booklist), and


The Far Dawn is the third and final novel in Kevin Emerson's Atlanteans series, bringing the story of Atlantean descendant Owen Parker to a high-stakes, dramatic conclusion. The Atlanteans series has been praised for its "emotional sucker punches" (Kirkus Reviews), "solid world building" (ALA Booklist), and "mind-blowing fantasy with characters you'll love" (bestselling author Michael Grant).

In The Far Dawn, Owen and Lilly are on their own, two of the three Atlanteans left on a journey to find Atlantis and protect it from the selfish greed of their nemesis Paul and Project Elysium. As time grows short and darkness overtakes the planet, Owen must face Paul's greatest treachery yet. He must choose—does he save the planet, or the people he loves?

Perfect for fans of Star Wars, Percy Jackson, or The Hunger Games, The Far Dawn takes readers on an explosive journey through time and space with heartrending decisions, pulse-pounding action, and fascinating questions of science and ethics alike. Both the paperback and ebook editions include extra content on "where science stops and fantasy starts" in the world of the series.

Editorial Reviews

ALA Booklist
“The concluding book in the Atlanteans trilogy is just as well plotted and exciting as The Lost Code (2012) and The Dark Shore (2013). A rousing and at times introspective ecothriller with just the right amount of romance.”
— Michael Grant
Praise for The Lost Code: “A smart dystopian adventure packed with mind-blowing fantasy and characters you’ll love.”
— Michael Grant
Praise for The Lost Code: “A smart dystopian adventure packed with mind-blowing fantasy and characters you’ll love.”
VOYA, October 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 4) - Jen McIntosh
Owen and Lilly, the two surving Atlanteans, continue their quest to save the Heart of the Terra and thwart the evil Eden corporation’s secret Project Elysium in this thrilling final installment in the Atlanteans series. Owen is overjoyed to be reunited with Lilly, the true Medium to the terra, as they search for the Paintbrush of the Gods, but his joy is short lived. He is still reeling from his discovery of his true past and the awful horrors unleashed in Desenna when he must face the hardest test yet: saving the planet or saving his love. Readers unfamililar with the first two books in the series (The Lost Code [HarperCollins, 2012/Voya June 2012] and The Dark Shore [HarperCollins, 2014]) will want to catch up before attempting the The Far Dawn and will be rewarded for doing so. Emerson has written an exciting, thought-provoking conclusion to his mythical adventure trilogy. This book is more mystical and spiritual than the others and ties up the series nicely. Book groups and classes would benefit from the numerous topics for discussion: ecology, pollution, government, religion, and ethics. Teens who do not read that deeply will still enjoy the adventure and the basic story of a boy who discovers that he is more than what he seems. Fans of dystopian literature will not be disappointed. Reviewer: Jen McIntosh; Ages 12 to 18.
School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Owen Parker, one of three Atlantean descendants, races to find and protect the lost Atlantis from the traitor Paul and the Project Elysium group, who are bent on using it for their own greedy purpose. With the help of his love Lily, the powerful teen must journey through time and space in this pulsating and heartbreaking final chapter of this postapocalyptic series.
Kirkus Reviews
The eventful conclusion to the Atlanteans series.Jumping right into the action three days after the events of The Dark Shore (2013), the narration gives a minimal recap of the complicated events and large cast. Owen and Lilly, newly revealed to be the Medium of the Three Atlantean descendants prophesied to save the world, desperately race on to beat villainous Paul to both the Paintbrush of the Gods (a powerful tool that can restore the failing climate and rapidly dying planet) and the Terra (a personified spirit of the Earth). However, the Terra has a message for Owen: The prophecy of the Three's a lie, and they will fail. Owen must discover what that means and why he can communicate with the Terra even though he isn't the Medium. On the action-packed journey, he encounters a strange ally who enables an extended flashback to the original Atlantean Three in the days leading up to their disaster and the history of the Paintbrush of the Gods—the sequence takes readers away from the main plot for a long time, and much of it reads like an infodump, but it's necessary information containing surprising revelations. A thematic buildup leads to a choice between saving the world and saving personal love—the execution's surprising, believable and refreshingly true to the characters. The ending more than satisfies without being too tidy.A winning combination of high stakes, sacrifice and heroism. (Science fantasy. 12-18)

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Atlanteans Series , #3
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Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Emerson is the author of The Fellowship for Alien Detection, as well as the Oliver Nocturne series, the Atlanteans trilogy, Breakout, and Carlos is Gonna Get It. A former science teacher, Kevin is also a drummer and singer, most recently with his bands Northern Allies and The Board of Education. He lives in Seattle, Washington. You can visit him online at www.kevinemerson.net.

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The Far Dawn (Atlanteans Series #3) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
book4children More than 1 year ago
What an amazing conclusion to the series! Wow. It's not often that I like the last book in a trilogy better than the first, but Kevin Emerson pulled out all the stops on this one. Owen and Lilly finally receive the answers they have been searching for, but the problem is, so does Paul. And Paul is always one step ahead. This was such an amazing adventure that spanned time, continents, and space. I loved Owen's struggle and the way his resolve wavered. I loved Lilly's strength and the way she pulls through for Owen. I loved the ending. Loved it. It was such an emotional book. It had all the action and suspense to keep me turning pages, while making me feel more connected than ever to the characters and their story. I don't know what else to say other than it was the perfect ending to the series. This was by far my favorite book out of the trilogy. Content: Violence and some mild language. Source: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Actual rating 3.5 The action gets amped up again in Far Dawn with this one being the fastest paced and the most exciting of the series. There's not much for me to say about this book that I haven't said in a previous review. I did like Owen more then I did in Dark Shore but not as much as in Lost Code. More seems to happen in this book then in the others which I did appreciate. I worried some about where things were going but I like how it wrapped up even if I did think it was an unlikely ending. That might have had to do with my one larger problem with Far Dawn. There's always been a kind of mix between science and new age thinking in this series but it really gets turned up in Far Dawn. The whole plot is pretty much to save "The Heart of the Terra" which is basically Mother Nature in girl form. And I just had problems with the combination of the scientific and mystic. I think in my mind I consider these things separate. So the messing of them irritated me but on another level I found it intriguing how they were kind of balanced. It didn't totally work for me but I think the right person could adore the meshing of different ways of thinking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing this review because I dont like seeing a brand new book rank 2 stars just because someone says that it will be a good book. I do agree with him though. I have read the first 2 books and could not wait for this book to come out. I am giving it 5 stars before reading it because I am expecting it to be an absolutely amazing book. And I dont expect to be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will be such a good book love the series