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Atherton #1

The House of Power
By Patrick Carman (Trade Paperback, 2008)
Edgar, a gifted climber, secretly scales the treacherous walls separating the three worlds of Atherton: the humble grove that is his home...a mysterious highland realm of untold beauty and sinister secrets ...and a vast wasteland below, where a monstrous danger lurks that could destroy them all.

While searching the forbidden cliffs for a treasure lost in his faded memory, Edgar discovers the first of many startling revelations to come: the three realms are beginning to collapse, turning his entire world inside out. Atherton is not what it seems, but something far more dangerous, with a history locked inside the mind of a madman and a future beyond Edgar's wildest imagining.

Edgar, a gifted climber, secretly scales the treacherous walls separating the three worlds of Atherton: the humble grove that is his home...a mysterious highland realm of untold beauty and sinister secrets ...and a vast wasteland below, where a monstrous danger lurks that could destroy them all.

While searching the forbidden cliffs for a treasure lost in his faded memory, Edgar discovers the first of many startling revelations to come: the three realms are beginning to collapse, turning his entire world inside out. Atherton is not what it seems, but something far more dangerous, with a history locked inside the mind of a madman and a future beyond Edgar's wildest imagining.

Patrick Carman's previous books in the Land of Elyon series (The Dark Hills Divide, Beyond the Valley of Thorns, and The Tenth City) have all been New York Times bestsellers. He is also the Creative Director of pcstudio, a packager and pioneer of the multimedia "vBook" (video+book), a format launched in 2009 with Skeleton Creek. He recently authored the fifth title in Rick Riordan's 39 Clues series, The Black Circle.
  • Praise for ATHERTON: Rivers of Fire

    * A summer 2008 Booksense Children's Pick

    "A smart, gripping fantasy that offers a clever parallel to our very real world of unequal wealth and opportunity." (Booksense).

  • Praise for ATHERTON: The House of Power

    "Will keep many a reader up nights for 'just one more chapter.'" (VOYA).

  • "A humdinger of a cliff-hanger will leave even reluctant readers demanding more, and soon." (Kirkus).

  • "Meaty points about privilege and ecological responsibility will provoke thought." (Booklist).

  • "Atherton has themes of class struggles and caring for the earth and includes plenty of interactive features for readers to check out online." (Tri City Herald).

  • "A fluid and compelling fantasy." (Publishers Weekly).

Product Details

Atherton #1
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $8.00 US/$9.00 CAN
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316166713
  • On Sale Date: 04/01/2008
Atherton #1