Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Dark Shore by Kevin Emerson Review


Owen and Lilly 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, a city built from the ashes of EdenSouth. 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. 

Filled with action, mind-bending twists, and powerful scenes of emotional and physical sacrifice, THE DARK SHORE takes readers on a journey to a question so great, even the gods have trouble answering it: What would you be willing to do, to save humanity from itself?"

The Dark Shore is the second book of this series. The Lost Code is the first book of the series, The Atlantean. (Yes, there's a review of The Lost Code.) To put this review is simple words, I say The Dark Shore is a fantastic sequel, that is better than The Lost Code, the first book. Warning: If you decide not to read The Lost Code before The Dark Shore, you'll be in a huge surprise. The Dark Shore has no recap so you have to read The Lost Code or else you'll be the lost one. 

I love the action in The Dark Shore. It may be gruesome, but it is legen...wait for it...dary! (I had to go How I Met Your Mother.)

The plot is great! I love it and it's so addicting, not to mention the ending. Oh wait, I'm not there yet. The plot is full of ups and downs. It's even better than The Lost Code's plot, which is just boring and full of useless crap. It is actually fun to read along and visit along with favorite characters. The Dark Shore needs more dialects to make the book seem more future-ish, but then again many of the characters are from the past. So is kind of make sense, but the kids are from the future for us. (Okay, that's like a tongue twister. Without out the same letters in the beginning.)

I love the ending/cliffhanger. But as I think about it over and over again, I hate it. I thought it should have been like... but the ending was like... Yeah. I hope you understand what I'm trying to say. I hope. 


Our old narrator, Owen is still going about that technician talk. Thank goodness it has decrease somewhat. The Dark Shore is an emotional journey for Owen (but not for me); I can't help but feel so sympathetic and sorry for him. Owen is braver, wiser, and smarter over as the series progress. He's still clueless with women, but then again, all men are stupid when it comes to women. 

Let's take this moment to mourn our lost (dead) Atlantean. Even though you were really annoying, you turn out to be okay in the end. 

The trouble with Lilly is that the author basically crush all of our hopes when Lilly isn't the Atlantean. (Wrong) And then author tells us otherwise. Mr. Author, please stick with the consistencies! I don't have a lot to say about Lilly, but I think she's an okay/normal/fairly average character. 

Rating: Four out of Five

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