The Lost Code: Book One Of The Atlanteans

Paperback | April 23, 2013

byKevin Emerson

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Kevin Emerson’s The Lost Code, first in the Alanteans series, tells the story of a near-future earth ravaged by global climate change. Owen Parker is about to learn that it isn’t the first time the planet has been near destruction. Owen’s ancestors were part of an ancient race whose advanced technology once almost destroyed the world.

With the help of a mysterious, enchanting girl named Lily, Owen will have to understand his history and his genetic code to prevent global annihilation. He will also have to leave the bio-dome that keeps him safe and brave the post-apocalyptic wasteland beyond.

Teens fascinated by the dark dystopian world of Divergent and mythology of the Percy Jackson series will want to read The Lost Code.

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Kevin Emerson’s The Lost Code, first in the Alanteans series, tells the story of a near-future earth ravaged by global climate change. Owen Parker is about to learn that it isn’t the first time the planet has been near destruction. Owen’s ancestors were part of an ancient race whose advanced technology once almost destroyed the world.W...

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In the year 2086, Camp Eden promises summer "the way things used to be," back before the oceans rose and modern civilization sank into chaos. Located inside the EdenWest BioDome, the camp is an oasis of pine trees, cool water, and rustic charm.But all at Camp Eden is not what it seems.No one will know this better than fifteen-year-old ...

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:464 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.05 inPublished:April 23, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062062808

ISBN - 13:9780062062802

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unexpected With all of the bad reviews I heard about this book I thought I was in for a snooze read but I'm happy I stuck to my guns and decided to make my own decision! The story is refreshingly unique, a beautiful blend of ancient history and modern sci-fi. Owen is a king among men and his transformation throughout the story is something love. Full of constant dangers and unexpected twists this book is a ride of its own.
Date published: 2014-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An Interesting read A mix of dystopia and fantasy elements with a little more emphasis on the the fantasy.
Date published: 2012-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting concept. Hope series gets better from here. What is oldest will be new, what was lost shall be found. The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy. But global climate change is not something new in the Earth’s history. No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient race–a race that took their technology too far and almost destroyed the Earth in the process. Now it is Owen’s turn to make right in his world what went wrong thousands of years ago. If Owen can unlock the lost code in his very genes, he may rediscover the forgotten knowledge of his ancestry and that “less-than-ordinary” can evolve into “extraordinary.” Kevin Emerson’s Lost Code is Book One of the Atlanteans series. This was originally published in May2012 by HarperCollins Children’s Books. This book took me forever to actually finish and it’s not because it was boring or bad really it was because I had no urge to read anything as well as no free time to do so. No fault to the book it was just a case of being picked up at the wrong time. In the end it might have taken me over 2 weeks to finish this book but it was worth the read. I have always liked reading about Atlantis (I have about 5 novels about Atlantis sitting on my shelf right now) so when I saw that this book was coming out I knew that I had to read it. I liked that the story takes place at a summer camp under a large dome. Since the earth is basically inhabitable in many places they created these locations to simulate what life was life before the ‘Great Rise’ I was intrigued from the very beginning. There are some slow spots in the story but all in all I think it’s a fun summer read that is full of mystery and excitement.I liked the main character Owen, he felt genuine and I rooted for him the entire time. I think that boys and girls alike will like the story, and become as fascinated by Atlantis as I am. I have questions I want answered like what is going to happen next? Who is the third Atlantean and Will Owen’s family come into play in the future? I think I will read the second book to find out, but I will probably rent it from the library instead of buying it. Allison Check out my blog for more book reviews. http://bibliophilesisters.wordpress.com/
Date published: 2012-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed it! As soon as I saw the description for this book I knew I wanted to read it. Atlantis! The idea here is that the planet is in pretty rough shape due to some pretty drastic climate changes. Now the worlds population is living either underground or in what are essentially bio domes, but even those are failing and quickly. The Lost Code is partly a story about summer camp but it reads like pure adventure, complete with underwater cities, secret codes at ancient legends. Thankfully, we don't get dropped off right in the middle of things but instead get to learn along with Owen Parker as he pieces things together to try and figure out exactly what the lost code of the Atlanteans is. It was really refreshing to read a YA title with a male main character. It put a new twist on every aspect of the book, my favorite being seeing the romance aspect from Owens point of view. We don't get to much history about Atlantis in this first book but there was definitely enough to catch my interest and lay the groundwork for some future awesome stories. I'm curious to see how ancient wisdom (or something along those lines) might be used to take the Earth back from the brink of disaster and self annihilation, but I would have to guess we won't see how that plays out until this series comes to an end. Can't wait!
Date published: 2012-05-22

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“The broad strokes of conflict and characterization make this a movie-ready action flick at heart...an accessible entree to the dystopia trend.”