The Tenth City (The Land of Elyon Series #3)

The Tenth City (The Land of Elyon Series #3)

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by Patrick Carman
     
 

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The third thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Land of Elyon series! The Land of Elyon has begun to fail, poisoned by the evil that creeps across the Dark Hills and into Bridewell. As she moves toward a thrilling conclusion, Alexa must find a way to overcome the Lonely Sea, rescue Yipes from the clutches of Victor Grindall, and unlock the mystery…  See more details below

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The third thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Land of Elyon series! The Land of Elyon has begun to fail, poisoned by the evil that creeps across the Dark Hills and into Bridewell. As she moves toward a thrilling conclusion, Alexa must find a way to overcome the Lonely Sea, rescue Yipes from the clutches of Victor Grindall, and unlock the mystery of the Tenth City. But can she find the answers she needs in time to save The Land of Elyon?

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VOYA - Ann Welton
In the final book of The Land of Elyon series, Alexa Daley and her mismatched band of allies-a hyperactive squirrel, a giant, one resurrected wise man, a frail woman, and assorted others-prepares for the final confrontation with the forces of Abbadon, a sort of Lucifer analog, led by the evil Victor Grindall. In order to prevail, Alexa must navigate the treacherous Lonely Sea, rescue her friend Yipes from Grindall, and find the mysterious Tenth City-all in a matter of days. Needless to say, there is neither a dull moment nor much of a break in the action as Alexa goes about her business. The setting is reasonably well realized, and the included map does much to make sense of the terrain through which Alexa and crew pass. Characterization is sketchy, presenting types rather than individuals, and the plotting is a bit pat. Everything resolves rather too easily, despite the death of one of the major characters. Some moderately surprising revelations and a happy ending make this book a satisfying read for those who have followed the first two books, but despite the introduction that gives background, the book does not stand alone. It is acceptable but hardly inspired fantasy for those who like their action nonstop and their plots squeaky clean.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-In this final volume in the series, the nasty overlord, Grindall, and his band of ogres have kidnapped Alexa's miniature friend, Yipes. Now Alexa is traveling over the seas with her motley crew of animal, giant, and human companions to save him. She makes some daring escapes, placates some wild creatures, and must defeat Grindall and his supernatural master, the fallen Abaddon. At the end, she and her companion get a glimpse of the heavenly Tenth City wherein lies the good creator, Elyon. The book draws more heavily on Christian imagery and religion than the previous titles and has some distinct similarities to C. S. Lewis's "Narnia" tales, especially at the end. Unlike the first two books, this one does not stand alone. Purchase where the series has proven popular.-Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545303835
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
Land of Elyon Series , #3
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
177,278
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Patrick Carman usually spends his time in Walla Walla, Washington. But in the spring of 2005 he’s taking his wife and two daughters on the road, traveling across the country on a whirlwind tour in support of his dazzling first novel, The Dark Hills Divide.

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