Dark Eden by Patrick Carman

Dark Eden

Seven strangers. One isolated location.
No escape.

Not only has Patrick Carman broken the mold on storytelling with his innovative multimedia approach in the Skeleton Creek series, 3:15 short stories and Trackers, but now, he has created a frightening mystery adventure that can be experienced in two entirely different ways: The Dark Eden app where you virtually step into Fort Eden via online maps, videos, audio diaries and journal entries, and, of course, the classic, beloved book. Personally, I’m so doing both! The book is awesome (I read the proof but my lips are sealed until its release in November 2011) but to feel it come alive in the audio and video clips gave me chills. The app is available now, but much like having to wait for the next episode of your favorite TV show, the sections are released one at a time. Dark Eden is light years beyond traditional storytelling… not just a movie, not just a book, not just a game, but waking up the brain in multiple areas at once. Wicked. Cool. Welcome to the 21 Century, folks! One step closer to the Holodeck for the wired world. 🙂

The Arrival - Dark Eden app

Dark Eden is not only eerie (my favorite) but wraps with some disturbing twists. I thought I was all smart when I figured out one of them, but when they kept coming, catching me completely off guard, I realized I was in great hands and just enjoyed the messed up *wink* ending. Sick! Loved it. This app is guaranteed to entice the reluctant reader into a story that isn’t only another War of Whatever game. Like 3:15 and Skeleton Creek, part of the Dark Eden story, however small or large, requires some actual reading. Go Carman!

Story synopsis:
Will Besting, along with six other teenagers, all suffer from crippling secrets and phobias. Together they are sent to Fort Eden, an old, eerie and mysterious place that holds the promise of a cure for each of them. Not knowing what to expect but eager to be cured, they take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmares. When the patients emerge from the chamber, they feel emboldened by the previous night’s experience, but each person soon discovers something strange and unexplainable has happened to them.

FEAR IS THE CURE

Join Dark Eden on Facebook… SO happ’n!

The DARK EDEN app is available now on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and all Android enabled devices. Download THE ARRIVAL, the first free episode, available through the DARK EDEN mobile app in the Apple/iOS App Store and the Android Market.

Click here to read the Publisher’s Weekly Review!

And here for the Los Angeles Times article… awesome!

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Dark Eden cover art

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7 Responses to “Dark Eden by Patrick Carman”

  1. Maggie Mitchell Says:

    Absolutely agree with this review, the book is bound to be amazing. Look who wrote it, after all! Cannot wait for the arrival of this book, I am so so so excited!

  2. Kay Woods Says:

    Dark Eden is truely amazing! Over at the Facebook site for it I won and Advanced Readers Copy of it and let me tell you, you never know what’s going to happen next! Every time you think you’ve got it figured out, it takes a sharp turn in a new direction. Patrick Carman has done it again!

  3. Julie Says:

    This book is going to be off the chain. 🙂 haha. I can not wait to get my hands on this book. It looks so eerie but in a good way. I know its going to be an amazing read. Patrick Carman never disappoints. I would recommend this book to everyone without even reading it. That’s how confident I am in this book;s power. So go out and pre order your copy today. 🙂

  4. Sierra Says:

    Hey PC fans!! Dark Eden is awesome! I was lucky enough to win a ARC on Facebook:) If you haven’t heard there is an app out in rlthe app store for IPhone/iPod or Droid. A new chapter unlocks every thursday:) please spread the word about Dark Eden!:)
    ❤ always,
    Sierra/PCSF:)

  5. Nicholas Cronin (@Nicholas_Cronin) Says:

    This is so awesome! I cannot wait until it comes out next month. 🙂

  6. Dark Eden II: Eve of Destruction by Patrick Carman « The Future of Books Says:

    […] Dark Eden book 1 story synopsis: “Will Besting, along with six other teenagers, all suffer from crippling secrets and phobias. Together they are sent to Fort Eden, an old, eerie and mysterious place that holds the promise of a cure for each of them. Not knowing what to expect but eager to be cured, they take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmares. When the patients emerge from the chamber, they feel emboldened by the previous night’s experience, but each person soon discovers something strange and unexplainable has happened to them.” […]

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