Beyond the Valley of Thorns

Beyond the Valley of Thorns

Book 2 in The Land of Elyon Alexa Daley 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 pl Book 2 in The Land of Elyon Alexa Daley thought her troubles were over when she defeated the man who had threatened to br...

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Title:Beyond the Valley of Thorns
Author:Patrick Carman
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:Beyond the Valley of Thorns
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:220 pages pages

Beyond the Valley of Thorns Reviews

  • Jessi
    Jun 18, 2009
    From School Library Journal: Grade 4-6?Mystery and adventure entwine in this second book in the series. Alexa and her odd companions (two men, one of whom is two feet tall; a squirrel; a wolf; a hawk; and a giant) share suspenseful and horrific experiences, such as escaping the Blac...
  • Sean Harding
    Sep 18, 2018
    Second entry in the trilogy which like all good trilogies contains five books is another fair of forgettable fantasy reads, it has some good moments but they are fairly spaced out between some pretty ordinary stuff as well. ...
  • Holly
    Jun 28, 2009
    I always feel so betrayed when a children's fantasy series turns out to be Christian fiction. The allegory was mild in the first one, but gets stronger here. I don't know if I'll finish the series or not. Just like Narnia, I don't know how much of it I can stand. ...
  • Kogiopsis
    Sep 10, 2008
    So, I'm on a mission to reread a bunch of old series I never finished, and then actually finish them, and The Land of Elyon is the one I'm currently working on... and boy, did tiny!me not have very discerning taste. I mean, I always knew that I was completely and improbably oblivious t...
  • Kendall
    Nov 27, 2008
    Excellent story, fabulous characters! Thumbs up! ...
  • Kiri
    Dec 30, 2017
    I'm not sure why I read this book - I thought its predecessor was only so-so. But it was lying around and the cover art is gorgeous so... I picked it up. I really want to like these books, as they feature adventure with a nose-in-the-books heroine. But the writing is just... clunky. Th...
  • Amalia
    Oct 18, 2010
    One of the best things about fantasy books are the surprises and mysterious ways in which the history of the story can be rewritten. Unfortunately, I can't say anything more without ruining the book for you. As always, I find second books more difficult than firsts. The beginning of...
  • Twyla
    Aug 21, 2019
    My favorite part was when the tower was destroyed and Castalia was free from the evil Grindall. My least favorite part was when John Christopher died. I also did not like how Grindall took Yipes with him to Bridewell. I was surprised when it turned out that Ganesh was working for someo...
  • Ashpash
    Mar 19, 2010
    This book was very adventurouse and interesting! ...
  • Brooke
    Oct 01, 2010
    This Book, was Very Adventures!! i loved This book its about a girl that was locked in a wall of four city which makes this book Awesome!! I think You Or anyone Should Read This because its a Really Neat book. I think you should read this if you like Animals or Adventures. ...
  • Linda Klinedinst
    Jun 05, 2017
    I really enjoyed this book...it is really good. I am going to be buying all of the books in this series so I can have my own copies of the books. There is a map in all of the books I think which is really neat too. I give this Book 5/5 stars on Goodreads. Happy Reading ...
  • Shazza Maddog
    Feb 15, 2019
    Alexa and her friends are back in a new adventure. It's been a year since Warvold's death and the destruction of the walls around the city. Alexa and her father are returning to Bridewell but almost as soon as they arrive, Yipes contacts Alexa with a letter from Warvold that he wrote b...
  • Shantelle
    Sep 23, 2015
    So, after loving the first book in THE LAND OF ELYON series, I was really excited to read Beyond the Valley of Thorns. In the second installment, it's been about a year since Alexa Daley discovered the secret stone, animals, and sinister plots. She's back where she was before ... aw...
  • Leslie
    Jan 17, 2012
    After The Dark Hills Divide, the first book in the series, I didn't think anything more could be said or made better. When I found out it was only the start of a great series, I looked with excitement for the next book. Finally, years after reading the first book, I laid my hands on Be...
  • Sydney
    Aug 30, 2019
    This book was a little more exciting than the first. The entire story was filled with adventure. And the author included the animals more which I liked. But the thing that bothered me most of the lack of connection between the characters. It felt like they constantly wanted to be close...
  • R. Gilbert
    Mar 26, 2014
    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 first few chapters, the reader is given a ?road map? of the journey Alexa...
  • ☆☆Hannah☆☆
    Sep 02, 2012
    The second time through this book was good but not as good as before. I'm seeing that the older I get the more I feel that way about a lot series. In this one Alexa and her friends go on adventure/mission. Warvold has left instructions and Alexa was told she is the one that has to do i...
  • Joey
    Jun 13, 2014
    3.5 to 3.75 stars. Good little adventure story. Not as fun as the first one but still a goodread. Everything seemed to fall into place a little too conveniently. A quick read though and worth the time if you liked The Dark Hills Divide. ...
  • Emily Blatt
    Jan 09, 2019
    I'm not sure why I expected the second book in this series to be different than the first but I guess it's the eternal optimist in me. I found the dialogue to be clunky again; it doesn't read well and I can't imagine a middle grader being able to follow it easily. It's too bad because ...
  • Jenna O
    Sep 12, 2017
    4.5 I got right into this story following the first book, and will be continuing the 3rd tonight. My only qualm is the whole "to be continued". I guess I've developed a pet peeve of second books in a series setting you up for the 3rd rather than ending the story, and letting the 3rd...
  • Shannon
    Jan 22, 2018
    While I love the characters and I love the first book in this series I am not as in love with book two. The story takes awhile to get going and just sort of keeps going at a steady pace with not too much happening. The ending is good and does leave you wondering what the next adventure...
  • Emma
    Jun 14, 2014
    2.75 Another reread so that I can finish this series soon. The last two books are the ones I haven't read and they've been on my shelf for about 3 or 4 years. I'm hoping that they will be more interesting since I haven't read them. So this book was slightly less boring than the last...
  • Dimitra
    Feb 28, 2018
    This one was more action packed than the first one. But it was harder for me to concentrate on the story... But I don't blame the writing. It was as good as the first. There were more characters and creatures introduced, more information about the history of the world in the series an...
  • Selah Pike
    Nov 17, 2017
    Carman originally "wrote" these books as bedtime stories for his kids, and it shows. The world building and internal "life" of the story is spotty and derivative. Even my 9 year old remarked on various portions reminding her of other books! Tropes on tropes on tropes. ...
  • Leah
    Sep 27, 2019
    I didn't like this one as much this time. I had forgotten a lot of what happened, but there are a couple of things that bothered me this time. Both involve death. Also, I don't think this one is as exciting as the first book. There is less adventure, which made this feel slower. I like...
  • Bella
    May 29, 2015
    I loved it to death!! AND OH MY WORD THE END IS SOOOO GOOD!!!! Can't wait for the next book!! ...
  • Mamie
    Jun 26, 2019
    I am going to withhold judgment until I read the next book in the series. Alexa and her friends are compelling, and the twist at the end a great revelation. But the portrayal of evil was, to me, very two dimensional. It was crazed, foul, and beyond redemption which means it was easy to...
  • MC
    Mar 25, 2019
    THIS WAS AMAZING!! All though there description or the ogres was a little gross. I loved it anyways. ...
  • Josh Webber
    Sep 01, 2017
    They went to Bride well then to The Dark Hills and they went threw the valley of thorns to the dark tower. They are doing all of this to restore peace. They encountered bats, dogs, and ogres. their group had Yipes, Armon, a squirrel, Alexa, and a lot of dogs. Alexa Daley is a girl that...
  • serena482*
    Oct 01, 2015
    My rating 4.5 stars. I couldn't really decide between 4 and 5, it was really good but.......something wasn't quite as good as The Dark Hills Divide. It was full of adventure, and had a interesting battle. You didn't really see much of the battle. It ends kind of cliffhanger'ish. Good t...