Beyond the Valley of the Thorns

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Orchard Books, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 221 pages
20 Reviews
The second dazzling installment in Patrick Carman's masterful Land of Elyon trilogy!

Alexa thought her troubles were over when she defeated the man who had threatened to bring down Bridewell from within. But now that the walls around her land have fallen, a new, unexpected threat has risen from outside. Suddenly, Alexa is involved in a battle much, much larger than her own life . . . a battle in which she is destined to play a key role. In order to help good defeat evil, Alexa and her friends must venture farther than they've ever gone before -- confronting giants, bats, ravenous dogs, and a particularly ghoulish mastermind in order to bring back peace.

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Review: Beyond the Valley of Thorns (The Land of Elyon #2)

User Review  - Robert Gilbert - Goodreads

This book serves as a wonderful example of “progressive” storytelling. I don't like progressive storytelling. The trouble is that there didn't ever seem to be any real surprises or plot twists. By the ... Read full review

Review: Beyond the Valley of Thorns (The Land of Elyon #2)

User Review  - Sam Mielo - Goodreads

I liked this book better than the first one. There is much more adventure and action. There a new, interesting characters and the plot is well paced and developed. This book ends on a sort of cliff hanger, so I'm gonna have to find the next one so that I can continue the story. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Patrick Carman is the bestselling author of numerous series for young readers, including The Land of Elyon, Elliot’s Park, Skeleton Creek, Atherton, Trackers, Dark Eden, and 3:15. He got his start as a storyteller weaving bedtime tales for his two daughters. He lives in Walla Walla, Washington, with his family.

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