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Rivers of Fire by Patrick Carman

Rivers of Fire

by Patrick Carman

Series: Atherton (2)

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After Atherton's three-tiered world collapses, ending the geographical division of the social classes, Edgar, Samuel, and Isabel try to restore the flow of water and uncover the world's mysterious origins in the process.
  lkmuir | Dec 9, 2015 |
Atherton, satellite world created as a refuge from our own polluted Earth (the Dark Planet), originally had three levels separated by steep rocky cliffs. Now, those three levels are collapsing and sinking into one another, and the people from the top two levels are about to meet up with the vicious monsters from the lowest level. The top level is sinking fastest, and is starting to flood, so Edgar, Isabel, Samuel, Dr. Kincaid and Lord Phineus are on the hunt through the interior underground caves for the creator of Atherton, brilliant scientist Dr. Maximus Harding who is rumored to be insane. While Edgar and friends search desperately for the way to save Atherton from its apparent physical self-destruction, the villagers and the people from the Highlands must unite to battle the hungry and vicious Cleaners -- giant, nasty, centipede-like monsters that are basically all razor-sharp teeth and legs. Will the humans brought to Atherton be able to survive all that its creator has placed here with them? Definitely read House of Power first if you haven't. Great sci-fi for grade 6 and up. ( )
  KarenBall | Sep 23, 2011 |
Book Summary: This story is set on the fictional manmade planet of Antheron and is the second book in the Antheron series. The main character, Edgar, warns the citizens of the Tabletop that the horrible creatures called the cleaners are coming. Meanwhile, Edgar's friends Samuel and Isabel are searching for the hidden source of water they know that the evil Lord Phineus is hiding.

Content Summary: This book contains topics about growing up, being independent, and challenging authority. It also contains many Biblical references and similarities. Although it is set in a fantasy world, children can still gain from the life lessons it presents.

Website: www.hachettebookgroup.com/features/athertonseries/.../alpPOView.doc
  rehunkler | Mar 5, 2011 |
  jthall1 | Feb 9, 2011 |
This book was a little hard to understand from my point of view. ( )
  jlhardy | Feb 2, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316166731, Paperback)

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.

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After Atherton's three-tiered world collapses, ending the geographical division of the social classes, Edgar, Samuel, and Isabel try to restore the flow of water and uncover the world's mysterious origins in the process.

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