The Dark Hills Divide (The Land of Elyon #1)
Twelve-year-old Alexa Daley is spending another summer in Bridewell with her father. She looks forward to exploring the old lodge where she stays each year, with its cozy library and maze of passages and rooms. She’s also eager to finally solve the mystery of what lies beyond the immense walls... show more
Twelve-year-old Alexa Daley is spending another summer in Bridewell with her father. She looks forward to exploring the old lodge where she stays each year, with its cozy library and maze of passages and rooms. She’s also eager to finally solve the mystery of what lies beyond the immense walls that were built to keep out an unnamed evil that lurks in the forests and The Dark Hills – an evil the townspeople are still afraid of. As Alexa begins to unravel the truth about what lies outside the protective barrier she’s lived behind all her life, she discovers a strange and ancient enchantment. Armed with an unexpected new power, Alexa exposes a danger that could destroy everything she holds dear – and change The Land of Elyon forever.
Publish date: January 24th 2005
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Edition language: English
Series: The Land of Elyon (#1)
I read this when I was in 4th grade and I barely remember it. I do remember disliking it. It took me forever to finish it. I do not recommend.
It was cute. While Patrick Carman‘s book had a few twists and turns, it was still fairly predictable. Alexa seemed to be the only kid around (which I found odd, but didn’t really detract from the story), and a small clever person was needed by the animals to sabotage the Evil Plan. While certain cha...
Alexa Daley, smart and tiny, the daughter of a mayor. She loves her yearly trips with her father to Bridewell, where he takes care of political and such matters and she tries to find a way outside the 80-feet walls that surround Bridewell and the other cities. The wall separates the wild untamed wil...
I really did like this one and felt that it was a great start, which swiftly peters out in the sequels. Highly recommend this one, but neither of the sequels.
A little slow in the beginning but good. It's so good actually that I've read it 3 times, yes 3.