Dark Eden


Fifteen-year-old Will Besting is sent by his doctor to Fort Eden, an institution meant to help patients suffering from crippling phobias. Once there, Will and six other teenagers take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmares—with the help of the group facilitator, Rainsford, an enigmatic guide. When the patients emerge from the chamber, they feel emboldened by the previous night’s experiences. But each person soon discovers strange, unexplained aches and pains. . . . What is really happening to the seven teens trapped in this dark Eden?

Patrick Carman’s Dark Eden is a provocative exploration of fear, betrayal, memory, and— ultimately—immortality.


  1. Amber says:

    Why can’t I find the app? Did they take it down? If so then why?

    • PatrickCarman says:

      No more Dark Eden app, sorry! It would have needed a complete rewrite with a recent Apple update and that would have cost a small fortune. PC

  2. Julie Roebuck says:

    I’ve been teaching Skeleton Creek for years, and it’s opened a world of reading for many of my students. I just discovered the Dark Eden series as my students have been begging for my Patrick Carman. I read the first book on a snow day today and loved loved loved it! Unfortunately when I tried to download the app I discovered it no longer works with the current ios. Please consider updating this app for those of us just discovering this new treasure.

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  4. Ash says:

    I love dark eden. It is my fav. book

  5. madison says:

    i really loved your book. the way you wrote it was great. the second one was better as well i love your work it was so inspiaring. sorry if may spellings of im only 11

  6. Fangirl22 says:

    Will you make another skeleton creek book?


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