Atherton

Atherton

The House of Power

eBook - 2007
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Atherton is made of three concentric realms, with one land rising high above the next, separated by treacherous cliffs. Here, the source of life-three cascading waterfalls-is regulated by the privileged few living near the heavens, and rationed to the laborers living beneath them. Edgar, a gifted climber, is looking for a treasure hidden in the perilous cliffs, the key to which is lost in the faded memory of his mysterious past. Obsessively scaling the sheer rock wall above the humble fig grove--though it is forbidden--he finally reaches the Highlands, a sinister world of untold beauty. There he meets Samuel from the House of Power, and together they begin to unlock the mysteries of Atherton via a book which contains the history of the world's formation and ultimate apocalyptic destiny--until those who covet the Book of Secrets put the boys' lives at serious risk. Edgar soon learns that he must confront an unspeakable danger that could destroy the people of Atherton as its lands slide closer to one another. In the end, an even more startling revelation about the future surfaces: The world is about to be turned inside out--literally.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316004817
0316004812
9780316005845
0316005843
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 330, [10] p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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navy_wolf_412
Sep 04, 2017

very interesting and cool

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Dandelion6
May 14, 2015

This book is about the future. It's at a place called Atherton and the main character's name is Edgar. The book is about Edgar and the people of Atherton trying to survive the worlds changes. The book does not have a conclusion. Thats why you should read the second book.

This story relates to the real world because the real world is falling apart. The world in this story is too. I like the plot and characters in this story. I like the plot and charecters because they are so realistic.

I think this book is good for any one who likes sci-fi and adventure. So altogether, I think this book is great. :)

By Cassidy age 11

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Thedarkking
Jun 15, 2014

An exellent fantasy, and sci-fi fiction, and really interesting book.
I just love the series

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dragonette
Mar 24, 2014

Awesome book!

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dragonette
Jan 29, 2014

Very good book!

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Yukun
Jul 05, 2012

A story that accurately depicts what might come to pass in an apocalyptic future. Earth is now devoid of life and on this new man-made deceptively peaceful planet, things are coming to a head. Lovely illustrations as well.

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fcbarca4321
Jul 18, 2011

A great book!

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Zenfortian
Jul 13, 2011

This is a book that will take you on a wild journey through a truly strange land. You'll start out knowing nothing, but as you catch on, you won't be able to put the book down!

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Kinn40
Feb 11, 2010

this is an awsome book!!!!

VenusLight3 Mar 23, 2009

for all fantasy lovers!,,,,,,,this is a really great book......will keep u reading all day! ;)

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Jul 18, 2012

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