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. Melissa says:

    I cannot seem to access the Dark Eden app for android. Google play says it cannot be found. It’s on iTunes, but I don’t own any Apple products and cannot get it through itunes on my computer. Am I missing something? My students are clamoring to get their hands on this app, but many only have android devices and are struggling with this. Any help?

    • PatrickCarman says:

      I think the Android version is out of date – I’m working on it. For now, it’s iTunes. Thanks!

  2. Holland says:

    omg i love darkeden

  3. This was an interesting book…..

  4. Sarah says:

    Is the 2nd book eve of destruction?

  5. Ashlynn says:

    So is the second book of Dark Eden called Dark Eden Eve of Destruction?
    And the third book is called Dark Eden phantom? Cause I’m so confused right now. I read the first one and then I just started reading the eve of destruction one. And my friend had showed me another book by Patrick Carman that’s not dark Eden and a few pages into her book it says that dark Eden is the 1st one and the 2nd one is the dark Eden phantom one and then it listed the 3rd book as dark Eden eve of destruction! I’m sooo confused someone plz help.

  6. savannah says:

    i love it! best book. lookin for 2&3 now

  7. Baseballmom says:

    I listended to book 1 on audio and loved it. Where can I get book 2 and 3?

  8. ariel says:

    this is da best book eva . how do you write dese books . dere amazing

  9. Ashley says:

    I have been reading the Dark Eden Series. I’m on the 2nd book which I was told just came out. I’m trying to find out if the 3rd book is out. The website here shows 3 books. So whats the title of 3rd book and if its not out yet does it have a release date

  10. kailie says:

    love dark eden 1 and im still reading 2 but i love it so far!!!!!!!!

  11. Toria Anne says:

    I looooooooove dark eden!can’t wait to read the second book!

  12. Saroto says:

    Hey what is the second book to dark Eden called?

  13. cassie says:

    ok so in skool were doing a thing call one book one skool and were reading dark eden. when i heard that be was afrid of sand but now i no y i would b terrified of sand to if that happened to me if u havent read the book then i recammend it to u its a must read hope they make a movie of dark eden

  14. zach says:

    i love the skelton creek book i do hope that their going to make a 5th book or maybe a move

  15. 3:15/Dark Eden says:

    Kinda Cool: The Origin of the Cure, March 27th 2012


  16. Abby says:

    I absolutely love! Dark Eden!!! Can’t wait for the sequel!!!

  17. Carolina says:

    Just have to say……I read Dark Eden…..What can I say? AMAZING! I was so hooked on to it that I finished it in an hour and 30 mins. What can I say again? I was OBSESSED! And I obviously had to get the app. ::)) Cant WAIT to get the sequel. AAAHHHH!! EXCITED::DD

  18. James says:

    hey guys i was just wondering what age group would you suggest this for im 12 and and advanced reader. im currently reading 13 days to midnight and i love it and a few years ago i read the first skeleton creek book not knowing that it was a series but i still really liked i am also open to read more advanced book.

  19. 3:15/Dark Eden says:

    When will Book 2 App Version come out???

  20. Trae says:

    Hi. I’m currently reading Dark Eden and love it. I have the book and the app, (gotta get the full experience) and on the app it says Book 2 on it and I was wondering if there is going to be more than just 2 books.

  21. Maggie says:

    Dark Eden… what is there to say about Dark Eden? Well, I know one thing for sure, it’s too amazing to capture its epicness in a Facebook comment. I really liked all the twists in the story. With other books, you can always figure out what’s coming up next, but Dark Eden is a whole different story. You can never tell what’s coming next, and this is a good thing! You get to the end of the book, and expect no more twists, or at least a small one, then this big humongonourmous one comes up and blows your socks off! You’re hyperventilating, your eyes are wide, you’re getting dizzy- “What was that!?” And then you’re reading it again. This is probably one of the best books I have read in a long time. It’s extremely amazing, it was written well, and the technology behind it makes it even better.

    The app- WOW. I really like to be able to visualize something I’m reading, and the app does it for you! Using excerpts from the book, recording, videos, maps, and pictures to tell this amazing story all over again. It doesn’t just accompany it, it TELLS it. Which I have honestly never seen before. If I had to rate Dark Eden out of 10, I’d rate it a 10,000,000,000,000 and so on. Best book EVER!


  22. Brittney says:

    I don’t really get it. Is it just like Skeleton Creek, but with more fear. Please explain I’m so confused. I have the book and am reading it, but I want to know if I have to be near a computer to help it along. I don’t have an Iphone or Ipod touch so I can’t get the app to where i can take it with me. Please Help!
    Brittney the Awesome

    • PatrickCarman says:

      DARK EDEN is either the book or the app, you don’t need both – they stand alone (same story, different format). You can experience the app online at i.enterdarkeden.com for a limited time – thanks!

    • Tamy says:

      Hey it’s ok and just like skeleton creek and other of Patrick Carmans hits you do need a computer to feal the whole impact and the fear.

  23. A. Jensen says:

    Hey, episode 7 is glitched out, the videos are all the same and are from episode 1, what can I do to fix it, because I dont want to have to buy the whole season pass again.

    • PatrickCarman says:

      If you uninstall and reinstall the episodes you already purchased will be free – it was a glitch, fixed now. Thanks!

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