The Dark Shore: Book Two Of The Atlanteans

Paperback | August 26, 2014

byKevin Emerson

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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 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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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...

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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 ...

Kevin Emerson is the author of twelve novels, includingExileand 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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.12 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062062832

ISBN - 13:9780062062833

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Action-Packed Sequel "The Dark Shore" the fast-paced, roller-coaster sequel to Kevin Emerson's " The Lost Code" begins after Owen, Lilly and Leech escape from Camp Eden. Their quest to find the "Paintbrush of the Gods", technology to reverse climate change, will have them escaping from Paul and the Elysium Project to find a temporary sanctuary in Heliad-7 in EdenSouth. But lies, deception and betrayal are even at the heart of the central city of Desenna where Dr. Kellar, the Benevolent Mother has her own plan for the Atlantean Three. Yet in this stop in their search Owen not only uncovers duplicitous actions that raise questions, but Leech will find his brother and Lilly her true identity. Kevin Emerson sets the stage on an earth torn apart by the flood of the "Great Rise" and a pandemic that scourged mankind. In the dark depression of a dystopian world where the populace has been plagued by massacres, mass suicides and genocide as resources died, the people of Desenna refuse to live in the shadows preferring the brightness of the sun. For protection the walls are scarred by the bloodshed of those left hanging as a warning. In Desenna Owen and Leech find the third person in their team, Heliad a young woman believed to be "the Medium". The plot, a stirring blend of romance, action and adventure twists and turns as Owen's not only torn between his feelings for Heliad and Lilly, but begins to unravel clues to the true purpose of the Three while Paul and his mercenaries wait in the shadows to capture them. Riveting from the first page to the last, suspense and intrigue slowly build as Owen and his team awaken from their complacency to find the city and its leader hiding dark secrets that bring danger and even death if they don't escape. Emotionally-charged with powerful scenes of sacrificial death, and the warmth of relationships thought lost the plot culminates in a climax that begs for a third book. The characters are well-developed, realistic and complex, each driven by their inner turmoil and doubts. Owen Parker who was annoyingly mopey at camp is still uncertain and filled with doubts. Although he begins to gain self-assurance in his role as the Aeronaut he's shattered when he learns about his falsified memories and has serious qualms about his own identity. In a life that seems topsy -turvy Lilly has been Owen's anchor , but with his attraction to Heliad he constantly questions the love he feels for her. Cynical and defensive Lilly Ishami dislikes the newest member of the Three and suspects her of subterfuge, while seductive and flirtatious Heliad is arrogant and self-centred, playing a game she can't hope to win. Leech who was cryoed for over forty-seven years hides a lot of hate and anger. Over-confident, with an air of nonchalance in public , on the mission he's the team's talented and clever Mariner. In this story Paul is still the cold and calculating antagonist who will do anything to control the Three and gain access to the Paintbrush of the Gods while Dr. Kellar is more humane but has no compunction in killing if it serves her purpose. I thoroughly enjoyed "The Dark Shore" as Owen, Lilly and Leech struggle to save mankind battered by plague,infighting and starvation; their only hope of surviving at the Heart of Terra.
Date published: 2014-10-05

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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.”