Atlantis, or as I prefer to call it: “Underwater Chamber of Secrets,” has more myth and legend surrounding it than Merlin himself. While many people have written about the fantasy surrounding the tale, Kevin Emerson manages to bring a fresh and engaging twist to the story in his new, dystopian book The Lost Code.
The rise in dystopian novels may seem like a fad meant to build off the success of the Hunger Games trilogy however, in reality, the reason people like to read dystopian fiction is because the end of the world is not that hard to imagine. In fact, some people *ahem* imagine it daily. While warfare, depleting resources and muggles continuing to breed more muggles are the most immediate causes of the world’s problems; there is one more: technology.
Kevin Emerson takes the real elements of global warmings increasingly talked about threat and combines it with fantasy. He manages to artfully depict the world of his characters in such a way their crumbling society’s fate seems almost inevitable.
The story focuses on Owen Parker, a young man who thought he was ordinary, but who is about to discover that he is so much more. History tends to repeat itself, to societies own detrement. If Owen can unlock the lost code in his genes, he may be able to discover the forgotten knowledge of his ancestry and discover the secrets of Atlantis that might just save the world.
The Lost Code manages to bring a new and engaging twist to an often told tale. One that is compelling and mysterious enough to make the reader want to borrow a time-turner so they might have access to the next book immediately.
“What is oldest will be new, what was lost shall be found”
While this may sound like a riddle fit for the outside of Gringotts. In reality, it is the eerie message passed along in The Lost Code. A compelling read for anyone who is a fan of the dystopian genre.
The Lost Code is available in bookstores now.