“The Far Dawn” by Kevin Emerson is the third in a series about the Three, a group of three teens known as the Atlanteans who are attempting to rescue the planet from Project Elysi
“The Far Dawn” by Kevin Emerson is the third in a series about the Three, a group of three teens known as the Atlanteans who are attempting to rescue the planet from Project Elysium. Project Elysium has a plan to use the Paintbrush of the Gods to rewire the Earth, which will probably kill all of Earth’s inhabitants. However, one of the Three was killed on a previous adventure, and now it is up to Owen and Lilly to save the world. During an unsuccessful escape from the enemies’ clutches, Owen discovers a secret about his true identity and purpose that will change the course of the war. Confused? I was too, at first. In fact, I wasn’t sure I even wanted to finish the book. That is why my next piece of advice is so important.
It is important to read the others in this series before you read “The Far Dawn”, as there are a lot of references to past adventures and places, especially towards the beginning of the book. Readers must be warned, while towards the middle it becomes more interesting and rather exciting, the book starts out rather slowly, with long lapses in the action of the plot. It can at times be boring, like when it trails off into Owen’s memory, usually with thoughts about Lilly, but it gets a lot better and is worth reading. I do recommend this book to nine and up, as some of the concepts are more sophisticated, and there are a few trickier vocabulary words.