Dark Shore, Book Two of The Atlanteans by Kevin Emerson; 2013; $17.99; 470 pages; Katherine Tegen Books, New York, NY; 978-0-06-206282-6; Young Adult; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Rockwood; 7/14-7/17

Why did I pick this up?  Because I had read the first book, The Lost Code, after meeting the author, Kevin Emerson at Wordstock 2o12 and seeing him along with Martha Brockenbrough, and Sean Beaudoin at a stop on their book tour.

What is the story?  Owen, Leech and Lilly have fled Eden to fulfill their destiny as ancient Atlanteans.  They flee the forces of darkness and encounter all kinds of obstacles, crazy people and radiation.  They encounter a group who have decided they are Gods sent by the ancients to save them.  Another member of the three is revealed and one of them will be unable to continue on the journey in the third book.

Did I like it?  Yes, very much.  Kevin Emerson has crafted quite the thrill ride.  He has well rounded characters in a story that pulls you in.

Grade-A

What is with the title of the review?  With a crazy straw the liquid takes several twist and loops before it makes it from the glass to your mouth.  The story here takes a lot of crazy twist and loops before it makes it to the conclusion.