Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie. Her memories have been altered. Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.
Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb . . . and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.
A band of friends hide in the darkness below the streets of Seattle, Washington, living outside the laws that govern and record every aspect of modern life. After the death of their parents, and without implanted microchips to identify them, they are fugitives, and Matra finds herself their new leader.
Raised in secret by her parents, Matra has never ventured outside the safety of her home. For her entire life, she's known only the few people in her tiny group, including the man she is all but bethrothed to. But as days bleed into weeks underground, the group is faced with loss, fear and betrayal while they search for a way to escape discovery and assimilation. To succeed in their search could be dangerous; to fail would mean the end of everything.
Despite it all, Matra forges on, hoping to bind the group together as a family, and lead them to a new, free life. But she can’t stop thinking about another--an Immortal boy who fled with the rest of his kind when Matra was only a girl. And when Matra is confronted with the truth of her partner's character, she discovers a shocking truth about herself.
Faced with a decision she never expected to make, Matra is thrust on a path she can scarcely believe until it's staring her in the face with wide eyes.
What is oldest will be new, what was lost shall be found.
The ozone is ravaged, ocean levels have risen, and the sun is a daily enemy.
But global climate change is not something new in the Earth's history.
No one will know this better than less-than-ordinary Owen Parker, who is about to discover that he is the descendant of a highly advanced ancient race--a race that took their technology too far and almost destroyed the Earth in the process.
Now it is Owen's turn to make right in his world what went wrong thousands of years ago. If Owen can unlock the lost code in his very genes, he may rediscover the forgotten knowledge of his ancestry . . . and that "less-than-ordinary" can evolve into "extraordinary."
Kevin Emerson's thrilling novel is Book One of the Atlanteans series--perilous adventures in a grimly plausible dystopian future, fueled by high-stakes action, budding romance, and a provoc-ative question: What would you do if you had the power to save humanity from its own self-destruction?