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Atherton #2: Rivers of Fire

By Patrick Carman (Trade Paperback, 2009)
In bestselling author Patrick Carman's rich and riveting follow-up to The House of Power, an extraordinary world meets its destiny in an epic and unforgettable rebirth.

The world of Atherton has collapsed and the three levels have become one. Humans and monsters, once separated by vast cliffs, now roam the surface of Atherton together. The inside of Atherton--where the most troubling secrets are hidden--has been breached. While Edgar embarks on a life-or-death quest to find Atherton's mad maker, his two friends, Samuel and Isabel, venture through dangerous underground realms, confronting deadly cave dwellers, rivers of fire, and waters of life.

Atherton is not what it seems at all, but something far more dangerous, with a history locked inside the mind of a madman and a future beyond Edgar's wildest imagining.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316166737

    • On Sale Date: 04/01/2009

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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In bestselling author Patrick Carman's rich and riveting follow-up to The House of Power, an extraordinary world meets its destiny in an epic and unforgettable rebirth.

The world of Atherton has collapsed and the three levels have become one. Humans and monsters, once separated by vast cliffs, now roam the surface of Atherton together. The inside of Atherton--where the most troubling secrets are hidden--has been breached. While Edgar embarks on a life-or-death quest to find Atherton's mad maker, his two friends, Samuel and Isabel, venture through dangerous underground realms, confronting deadly cave dwellers, rivers of fire, and waters of life.

Atherton is not what it seems at all, 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).

  • "Plenty of excitement." (Booklist).

  • Praise for ATHERTON: The House of Power
    "Will keep many a reader up nights for 'just one more chapter.'" (VOYA).

  • Praise for THE LAND OF ELYON
    * Winner of The Cochecho Readers Award (New Hampshire); winner of iParenting Media Award
    *Nominee for the Children's Crown Award (TX), Great Stone Face Award (NH), Indian Paintbrush Award (WY), Black-Eyed Susan Award (MD), and Waukesha County Kids Choice Award (WI)

  • "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. With subtlety, Carman delivers a strong message." (Publishers Weekly).

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Product Details

Atherton #2: Rivers of Fire
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 336
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316166737
  • On Sale Date: 04/01/2009
Atherton #2: Rivers of Fire