Dr. Harding is the futuristic mad scientist responsible for creating Atherton: a three tiered satellite world orbiting the fallen Earth. But those who live on Atherton don’t know Earth exists or their role in trying to save it. Edgar, a gifted climber, is the first to discover the first of many startling revelations to come: the three tiered world of Atherton is collapsing. A dangerous world of strange creatures and hidden powers with a history locked inside the mind of a mad scientist, Atherton is much more than it appears at first glance. Ages 9 and up

  • ath_01_HouseOfPower

    House of Power

    While climbing the forbidden cliffs of Atherton, Edgar discovers the first of many startling revelations to come: the three realms of Atherton are beginning to collapse. The humble grove that is his home, the mysterious highland reaml of untold beauty, and the vast wasteland below, where a monstrous danger lurks, are about to be joined. Atherton is not what it seems.

  • ath_02_RiversOfFire

    Rivers of Fire

    Atherton has collapsed and a new danger is on the rise. The process of inversion has begun, and the Highlands, the center of Atherton, are sinking. Dr. Kincaid, Vincent and Edgar make their way towards the edge of the Highlands, intent on entering a secret underground refuge to find the key to unlocking Dr. Harding’s brain. They must discover how to overcome the threat of the deadly Cleaners, creatures unleashed on the flattened land, before it’s too late. But this refuge holds more secrets than anyone could have imagined.

  • ath_03_TheDarkPlanet

    The Dark Planet

    Even though Edgar’s mission to save his home has been accomplished, he still restlessly scales the interior crevices of Atherton, searching for clues about the Dark Planet. He was warned never to go back, but at the encouragement of Dr. Kincaid and Vincent, Edgar discovers the Raven, an incredible way to return to the fallen Earth. It’s up to Edgar to save two worlds, and time is running out.


  1. Kyle Ringler says:

    I started reading your first book on Atherton three years ago and got the other two for Christmas. Now I found myself with nothing to do and I have picked my favorite book back up and I am planing on reading the books again. There great and I love the adventure and if you can right me back can you recomend me another book.
    Thanks from Kyle Ringler

  2. Isabell says:

    My teacher recommended this book for me and I loved it. Just started yesterday and finished today! LOVE IT

  3. Alex says:

    Are they going to make a movie

  4. Lillia says:

    I haven’t read these books but I’m thinking about it. Are they good books?

  5. epic says:

    the atherton books are made of epicness

  6. i got swagg says:

    i LOVE atherton their AWESOME same as all youre other books

  7. Marko Marin says:

    love atherton was really good and cant wait to read your other books

  8. sergio says:

    i love atherton

  9. emily says:

    to me the genre of music that fits atherton is celtic.They just seems to go perfectly with each other. so i’ve been on you tube lately and i found one that i think could be a good opening for the first book (from the conversation between dr. harding and dr. kincaid to edgar swinging through the trees. the song’s called Dance of Wolves.
    the letter after the lower case hw is an UPPER CASE i. i love it and i hope u will 2

  10. emily says:

    4 some reason i feel sorry 4 red eye and socket. how i think of it they had a horrible childhood and after that they’re taken to the silo and forced to work there. people can be so cruel sometimes and that’s how theybecame so mean and nasty.

  11. bob says:

    are there going to be movies of atherton

  12. emily says:

    hey i made up this motto for Red Eye and his brother Socket when they’re at the Silo!!! Here it is:

    Slashing and Lashing,
    In Every Which Way.
    Grow Up and Fight,
    Or Go Home and Play!

    I just came up with it one day an it stuck with me! I think it pretty AWESOME!!!!!!!!! PLZ PLZ PLZ tell me how u like it!!!!

  13. Lauren says:

    Patrick, your books are the best ever!!! The Dark Planet is my favorite book and I’ve read hundreds of novels– not even kidding. The Trackers series is also amazing; I love what you’re doing with the multimedia books! It’s kind of funny how a lot of the things that you mention in your books are real, like the company New York Gold and Silver and I google a lot of the things in your books just to see how real they are.

  14. emily says:

    u should make graphic novels of all the atherton books. they really would reach out to all the non-readers who want to find out wat atherton iz all about. but u no people like to (well i like to) compare how they imagined the characters and how the author imagines them.

    • Lauren says:

      Hey you also REALLY REALLY REALLY need to make a Dr. Harding Biography. I would buy it right away. There’s so much the Atherton books don’t tell you… They really need to be movies, too.

  15. Skype101 says:

    In the third book, Hope was a gentle, nice awesome person and you would wish shes was your mother! but commander judix died by the spiker right? i feel sorry for her….

    • Lauren says:

      I don’t think she died… She was crying when the Raven left, but then Gossamer left and killed all the cleaners and spikers on Earth, remember? She was probably happy that Earth was restored and probably wondered how in the world it happened.

  16. Skype101 says:

    i think in the last book, it said he was in the 90’s or somthing like that and the books were so awesome it took me a week to read the last 2 books and they were awesome!i was invited to the carnival and i skipped it kuz i could not take my eyes of the book and plus the carnival rides are not good there boring…they should make a movie af atherton i SWEAR!!!!!

    • Lauren says:

      OMG they soooo need to make all the movies… I just hope they don’t screw it up like the 5th Harry Potter movie or The Lightning Thief. Good movies, but NOTHING like the books. U know Atherton is on the list of books that would make fantabulous movies???

  17. emily says:

    I WANT TO GO TO ATHERTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. emily says:

    man o man o man u NEED 2 have a 4th book. either about edgar when hes older or dr harding as a kid or even when dr harding makes edgar(with the assistance of dr kincaid). by the way how OLD is dr kincaid?! i really dont want to do the math althoughi have a pretty good idea of how old he is.

    • emily says:

      on addition to what i said above the music for the 2nd trailer always makes my heart race and my stomach jump!!!

  19. vanes says:

    there needs to be more a 4th book 2 atherton please also want u to produce movies of atherton and elyon they are the best

    • vanes says:

      i agree with everyones comments my whole family loves these series we read them then listen 2 them on cd and now we want 2 watch them on dvd! there needs to be a book about dr harding at the silo as a kid. hurry we cant wait!

    • Lauren says:

      Series from best to worst from what I’ve read: Atherton, Trackers, Elyon, Skeleton Creek. However, Skeleton Creek is still Amazing!!! I really want to read thirteen days to midnight.

    • Lauren says:

      I don’t think there could be a 4th book. all is well, that was the end. however, there NEEDS NEEDS NEEDS to be a Dr. Harding Bio. I’m not creative enough to think of one myself. C’mon, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!

  20. emily says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE ATHERTON A MOVIE!!!!!!!! But i think it would b hard to make each book a movie espicially the first one. By the way when i think of Samuel i think of him having blonde hair, blue eyes, and glasses. Back to the first thing i said….. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE ATHERTON A MOVIE!!!!!!!!

    • Lauren says:

      OMG that’s exactly how I imagined samuel!!! In the videos @ does patrick carman play Dr. Harding? I can’t really tell ‘cuz he never shows his face but I think he does.

    • emily says:

      i don’t think patrick carman played dr harding because if u watch the making of the vids it shows patrick, another guy whose name i can’t remember, and the guy who plays dr harding.

  21. Trixie says:

    i found the whole seris at my school and now i want to read all of them but since i just started reading it, im only on the first book and im siked about whats gonna happen at the end…(im already almost done with the book!and have have had it for only 2 weeks!)its just fastinating

    • Andrew says:

      HI my name is andrew.It was one of the best books I have read.I loved it so much
      I read it in 2 days.I have read all of them, please make a 4th book.

    • Lauren says:

      OMG I read the whole 1st book in 2 days, the 2nd in a week, and the last one in ONE NIGHT. And it was a school night, too.

  22. nafi traore says:

    high i read all the time i am starting reading atheton house f powerpys dont you think i shold read other copys and other authers i love chris d,lacey have you read dark fire its the 4 th or5 book 6 7 c

  23. sergio treviño says:

    hola, soy mexicano, me encanta la serie de atherton es la mejor serie que he leido en la vida, me gustaria que tambien hubiera un libro sobre la creacion de atherton o toda la historia del dr. harding

  24. asanchez05 says:

    You should definately make a movie of Atherton: House of Power.It would be so awsome!


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