The Lost Code by Kevin 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.


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 22, 2012 by Katherine Tegen Books. 464 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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During his first full day at Camp Eden Owen drowns.

Mar 07 2012 | Read Full Review of The Lost Code

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Emerson (Carlos Is Gonna Get It) launches the Atlanteans series with a novel that blends post-apocalyptic, SF, and paranormal elements into a summer camp story.

Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of The Lost Code

City Book Review

Overall the story was just okay in my opinion but if you’ve read other books by Emerson you may enjoy this.

Jun 14 2012 | Read Full Review of The Lost Code

Common Sense Media

THE LOST CODE: THE ATLANTEANS, BOOK 1 begins with main character Owen Parker nearly drowning in the lake at Camp Eden, the artifical habitat that protects the camp's inhabitants from the ecological disasters that rage outside.

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