"In a world ravaged by global warming, teenage Owen Parker discovers that he may be the descendant of a highly advanced, ancient race, with whose knowledge he may be able to save the earth from self-destruction"--
Before the beginning, there was an end three chosen to die To live in the service of the Qi-An The balance of all things Three guardians of the memory of the first people They who thought themselves masters of all the Terra Who went too far, and were lost To the heaving earth To the flood. Three who will wait Until long after memory fades And should the time come again When masters seek to bend the Terra to their will Then the three will awaken, to save us all.
Good night, Mother Sea, Good night, Father Sky, Hide from sight the sunken homes, The faces floating by. --Traditional Great Rise Lullaby
We'll go down to SoHo, Shop for antiques in a rowboat. --The Trilobytes, "New Manhattan Love Song"
For my parents, who have always supported my creative pursuits and also sent me to summer camp
THE MORNING AFTER I ARRIVED AT CAMP EDEN, I drowned for the first time.
Tomorrow we would deal with what we were, and where in earth we needed to go, but for tonight, right now was where I wanted, too.
In the year 2086, Camp Eden promises summer "the way things used to be," back before the oceans rose and modern civilization sank into chaos. Located inside the EdenWest BioDome, the camp is an oasis of pine trees, cool water, and rustic charm. But all at Camp Eden is not what it seems. No one will know this better than fifteen-year-old Owen Parker. A strange underwater vision, even stranger wounds on Owen's neck, and a cryptic warning from the enchanting lifeguard Lilly hint at a mystery that will take Owen deep beneath Lake Eden and even deeper into the past. What he discovers could give him the chance to save the tattered planet. But first, Owen will have to escape Camp Eden alive. . . .