{Book Review} The Dark Shore By: Kevin Emerson

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{Book Review} The Dark Shore By: Kevin EmersonThe Dark Shore by Kevin Emerson
Published by HarperCollins on 2013-05-21
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adolescence, General, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 480
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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. 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.
{Book Review} The Dark Shore By: Kevin EmersonThe Dark Shore by Kevin Emerson
Published by HarperCollins on 2013-05-21
Genres: Action & Adventure, Adolescence, General, Science Fiction, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 480
Goodreads
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.

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Book two in a surprisingly good series continues the intrigue and adds to a very deep story. Kevin Emerson creates a novel that surpasses the prequel and takes the world he created to new heights. The twists continue to confound while the characters become more relatable. Emerson also uses great writing to help convey his story to the reader. The pace of the Dark Shore is fairly good although there are a few dry moments in the book. Never the less, the majority of the novel grips you till you get to the next page.

​Now in book two we find Owen, Lily, and Leech on the run just beginning their journey. On their journey they face tumultuous obstacles and face surprises that change their entire perspective of the world. A unique plot helps this book remain fresh and sets up for a fantastic climax. So while The Dark Shore does have its moments as mentioned earlier, the exhilarating ones out weigh by far, making it a great read.

Joshua

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