The Dark Shore by Kevin Emerson

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Readers will beg for the follow-up to this tense, well-plotted sequel.


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.
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.

With treachery at every turn, Owen has no choice but to bring his wounded clan to the dark shores of Desenna, the city built from the ashes of EdenSouth, where the followers of Heliad-7 dwell. Desenna’s blood-soaked walls may hold the key to Owen’s journey in the form of the third Atlantean, as well as a deeper understanding of the true purpose of the Three, but there are also secrets lurking in the shadows, waiting to be unleashed, and once they rise, there may be no escape.
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.


About Kevin Emerson

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Kevin Emerson is the author of a number of books for young readers, including the Oliver Nocturne series, Carlos Is Gonna Get It, and The Lost Code, the first book in the Atlanteans series. Kevin is also a musician who, as part of the band the Board of Education, writes imaginative pop songs about elementary school and life in the spirit of Schoolhouse Rock. A former elementary school science teacher, Kevin continues to work with kids and teens through 826 Seattle, Richard Hugo House, and the Writers in the Schools program of Seattle Arts and Lectures. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. You can find him online at
Published May 21, 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books. 485 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Mar 27 2013

Readers will beg for the follow-up to this tense, well-plotted sequel.

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