The House of Power is by Patrick Carman. The first book in the Atherton series. Edgar is a young boy who loves to climb. One day he finds a hidden book in a cave. Once he finds someone who can read it to him, he discovers it contains terrible secrets about the world he lives in. As the Highlands began to sink, and the world as he knows it begins to collapse Edgar may hold the secret to saving his world.
Ratings: 6th grade - 7 out of 10.