The Dark Planet (Atherton Series #3)

The Dark Planet (Atherton Series #3)

by Patrick Carman

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Overview

In the dazzling conclusion to the epic story of Atherton, Patrick Carman takes readers on the most rewarding journey of all, to the perilous realm of The Dark Planet: Earth.

When Edgar discovers a way to leave the mysterious satellite world of Atherton, he couldn't have imagined the gloom that awaited him on the dark planet, where the oceans are toxic, the forests are full of mutant monsters, and children toil in darkness, controlled by ruthless maniacs. Max Harding, an orphan of the Silo, the maker of Atherton, and the last hope of a dying world, left this place behind, and now Edgar is determined to complete the mad scientist's spectacular plan, revealing Atherton's true purpose.

Edgar's quest to discover Earth's dark secret leads to an out of this world adventure in the final book of the Atherton trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316166751
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 06/09/2010
Series: Atherton Series , #3
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 494,915
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Patrick Carman's previous books in the Land of Elyon series (The Dark Hills Divide, Beyond the Valley of Thorns, and The Tenth City) have all been New York Times bestsellers. He is also the Creative Director of pcstudio, a packager and pioneer of the multimedia "vBook" (video+book), a format launched in 2009 with Skeleton Creek. He recently authored the fifth title in Rick Riordan's 39 Clues series, The Black Circle.

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Dark Planet (Atherton Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
WilowRaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Dark Planet is the third and final book in the Atherton series and there isn't a whole lot I can say without giving everything away.So....If you have read the first two books -- Book 1: The House of Power and Book 2: Rivers of Fire, then you will love The Dark Planet. All of our favorite characters are here plus some wonderful (and horrible!) new ones. Edgar learns more about where he came from and in true Carman style, all loose ends are tied up in time for great happy ending.If you haven't read the first two books -- what are you waiting for? Do it now!Carman is a great writer. He has yet to disappoint and I've read just about everything he has written so far :)Other Patrick Carman news * 39 Clues Book Five, which he wrote, is now available * Ghost in the Machine, the sequel to Skeleton Creek is being released October 1st - i can't wait!
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reason for Reading: The last book in the trilogy. Comments: The third and final book in the trilogy focuses on a theme that the other books made us aware of early on, that of a post-apocalyptic Earth. Edgar follows a map left behind by Dr. Harding and finds himself on his way to The Dark Planet where he feels that everything has been set in motion for him a long time ago. Now is his time to save the children of this almost dead planet.I really enjoyed this book the most out the three and that's saying a lot as I have heartily enjoyed this trilogy. But I am a big fan of post-apocalyptic fiction and this was a really exciting story that included a dystopian society but does not get too heavy and keeps the book suitable for the middle grade reader. Edgar is back to being our main character as we've grown to really care for him through this series. Though Isabel and Samuel do have an important part to play back on Atherton, gone are all the supplementary characters from the first two books. Instead we are met with a whole new group of characters on Earth and the book feels fresh and new. Great story, great new characters and a refreshing new plot that still keeps it's ties to the one from the previous books while going in a completely new direction. A highly enjoyable read. Recommended! P.S. Even though it's sci-fi there is a dragon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sons and I very much enjoyed these books. We highly recommend them!
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Its the best book ever. I ordered this from england.
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Awesome
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It was the perfect ending to the awesome series to the whole entire Atherton story line!
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David Heeley More than 1 year ago
The book wasnt boring it was very exiciting and i would reccomend to anyone who likes fantasy novels
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Katie Rice More than 1 year ago
I read all of the books in the Atherton series, but this one was my favorite out of the three. It had plenty of action, ideas that sent my imagination run wild, and a wonderful ending. This is a great book and I highly recomend it.
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Life in Atherton has changed and its people have started over. Edgar's encounter with his maker, Dr. Harding, has left questions that can only be answered by leaving the only home he has ever known. Edgar's journey takes him to the Dark Planet; a sick and dying world filled with deadly creatures and air that fills the lungs with sickness. Edgar has come in search of information about his beginnings, but what he finds is so much more. He's a part of Dr. Harding's plan to save the Dark Planet and its inhabitants. If only Edgar can survive the harshness of the Dark Planet and its people long enough to fulfill his destiny. I loved Carman's LAND OF ELYON series and have enjoyed the ATHERTON series just as much, and maybe more. The characters and worlds of ATHERTON are thrilling and full of imagination and wonder. Carman has a magnificent way of unfolding a world and characters on the page that takes my breath away. Once I start reading, I can't stop until I reach the end. Even then I wish it could go on. I enjoyed being immersed in the world and lives of the characters in ATHERTON, and THE DARK PLANET reached a satisfying end full of new beginnings.
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Amajorbibliophile More than 1 year ago
"The Dark Planet," by best-selling author Patrick Carman is the breathtaking conclusion to the wonderfully unique "Atherton" trilogy. This book will surely keep any reader, young or old, excitedly turning the pages to find out what in the world will happen next! As each thread is finally pulled together in this irresistible adventure, the reader will find themselves truly caught up in the story and unable to stop thinking about it! With an extremely satisfying ending which will surely have the reader sighing in content, "The Dark Planet" is the perfect ending to a trilogy which is amazing and unlike any other!