Friday, 4 May 2012

The Atlanteans #1 The Lost Code

The lost city of Atlantis is and shall always remain a big mystery....maybe its time to shed some light into it. Presenting The Atlanteans #1 The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson.

Here is the summary of the book:

WHAT IS OLDEST WILL BE NEW, WHAT IS LOST SHALL BE FOUND. The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy. But global climate change is not something new in the Earth’s history. No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient race—a race that took their technology too far and almost destroyed the Earth in the process. Now it is Owen’s turn to make right in his world what went wrong thousands of years ago. If Owen can unlock the lost code in his very genes, he may rediscover the forgotten knowledge of his ancestry…and that less-than-ordinary can evolve into extraordinary.

Dystopia at its best - pure unadulterated sci-fi - the world is in a disarray - the Ozone layer is ravaged - the sea levels have risen and its even more difficult for people to live. In these conditions Eden Corporations has built up six domes which promises life as it used to be before the radiation levels took a disastrous turn of events. But negative elements still prevail.

And this where our story begins....Owen Parker is a young boy from the outside...from one of the remaining habitable zones near yellow stone park. Its more like a summer camp for him, where they get to spend with kids like of age and learn survival skills. But things start to turn more dangerous and mysterious when Owen and his fellow groupies find out that they were there for a reason. And that reason turns out to be much more apocalyptic....much more gruesome.....much more mystic and well.....much more Atlantic.. *wink*

First of all i'd like to say, The Lost Code turns out to be new....its very new in its concept area....which the author executes very well...Atlantis has been shrouded in mystery. All we know about it is that Atlantis was once a healthy civilization and while not as advanced as today but they regardless were advanced in their own ways but at the peak of their time, a tsunami or some form of earthquake destroyed the whole of Atlantis sinking the island and since then there have only been speculations and noting more. What I definitely liked about this book was not just the Atlantis factor  but also the factual use of philosophy - time changes but these events, these decisive events have always been the ones to shape mankind.

As far as the characters go, while I did not like the whole bunch but Owen was likable. We see Owen truly struggle in his change of environment, his crush on Lilly, the changes his body goes through as his destiny and his purpose is revealed. The Lost Code begins slow but picks up speed fast enough....I did have a little problem getting into it since it is wholly futuristic so a lot of terms felt a little heavy to comprehend and also the fact that the author seems to focus on the technical aspects of the story (because I think he should have given Owen, Lilly and the group a much wider berth)......All in all it is a book you can't miss out on...i'll definitely be checking out the next book...

"If you love mythology and sci-fi with dystopia in the mix then this is it for you"

Genre :      Young Adult, Paranormal, Sci-fi, Dystopia

Publisher: Harper Collins

My Copy: Publisher and edelweiss

Rate:              3/5 (Liked It)


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