The House of Power

The House of Power

eBook - 2007
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Atherton is made of three concentric realms, with one land rising high above the next, separated by treacherous cliffs. Here, the source of life-three cascading waterfalls-is regulated by the privileged few living near the heavens, and rationed to the laborers living beneath them. Edgar, a gifted climber, is looking for a treasure hidden in the perilous cliffs, the key to which is lost in the faded memory of his mysterious past. Obsessively scaling the sheer rock wall above the humble fig grove--though it is forbidden--he finally reaches the Highlands, a sinister world of untold beauty. There he meets Samuel from the House of Power, and together they begin to unlock the mysteries of Atherton via a book which contains the history of the world's formation and ultimate apocalyptic destiny--until those who covet the Book of Secrets put the boys' lives at serious risk. Edgar soon learns that he must confront an unspeakable danger that could destroy the people of Atherton as its lands slide closer to one another. In the end, an even more startling revelation about the future surfaces: The world is about to be turned inside out--literally.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316004817
0316004812
9780316005845
0316005843
9780316145381
0316145386
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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FastTrackTD
Sep 18, 2019

What GNG said

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GreenNinjaGirl
Aug 05, 2019

Sent in the futuristic world of the 2100's we are put into the mind of young Edgar a boy from the second class society of Atherton, a floating paradise above the wastelands of Earth. Pollution and lack of natural resources killed off most of the population on Earth causing scientists to create a (shall we call it) "solution for pollution". The only catch was that you had to have your memory chased so that you wouldn't remember Earth also called 'The Dark Planet'. Edgar lives on the 2nd tier of that paradise. But when the creator of Atherton goes mad leaving Edgar abandoned by a man he can't remember. To find the answer to the last message from this man and maybe save his changing world Edgar must break the one rule in Atherton... Don't climb the cliffs. 13+

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Mr_Han
Sep 04, 2017

very interesting and cool

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Dandelion6
May 14, 2015

This book is about the future. It's at a place called Atherton and the main character's name is Edgar. The book is about Edgar and the people of Atherton trying to survive the worlds changes. The book does not have a conclusion. Thats why you should read the second book.

This story relates to the real world because the real world is falling apart. The world in this story is too. I like the plot and characters in this story. I like the plot and charecters because they are so realistic.

I think this book is good for any one who likes sci-fi and adventure. So altogether, I think this book is great. :)

By Cassidy age 11

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Thedarkking
Jun 15, 2014

An exellent fantasy, and sci-fi fiction, and really interesting book.
I just love the series

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dragonette
Mar 24, 2014

Awesome book!

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dragonette
Jan 29, 2014

Very good book!

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Yukun
Jul 05, 2012

A story that accurately depicts what might come to pass in an apocalyptic future. Earth is now devoid of life and on this new man-made deceptively peaceful planet, things are coming to a head. Lovely illustrations as well.

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fcbarca4321
Jul 18, 2011

A great book!

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aetherael
Jul 13, 2011

This is a book that will take you on a wild journey through a truly strange land. You'll start out knowing nothing, but as you catch on, you won't be able to put the book down!

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Jul 18, 2012

rxp thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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