The House of Power (Atherton, Book 1) (No. 1)
Publish date: 2007-04-03
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
A bit too much of a cliffhanger ending, but a good story for YA fiction readers. Also, a very interesting blend of sci-fi/fantasy. Too often these genres are grouped together without cause but Patrick Carman has combined them very well in this book. Hopefully I can find the sequel at one of my libra...
Hmmmm....what to say about this one?It's good and well thought out to be sure. But I didn't feel completely enveloped by the story. Something was missing. Yet I can't honestly say what it was. I know I didn't have an emotional connection to the story so maybe that was it.The setting was fabulous ...
It was a good start to an adverture. I found that it was very difficult to get started, but once you made it through Part One the story picked up and became entertaining. The characters were full of depth and it took most of Part One to get to know them. You will only get a "to be continued" as this...
To be honest, I did like this one, little realizing just how nutty it was going to get in the sequel. Like his 'Land of Elyon" series, I enjoyed this first book, the start of the "Atherton" series, but definitely not so fond of the sequel.
Have I just out-and-out read too many fantasy books to find any of them fresh and new? Edgar lives in Atherton, a planet divided into three distinct parts: The Highlands, Tabletop, and The Flatlands. Suddenly, the three parts begin to move together, which shakes both the world and all the societies ...