The Land of Elyon: Into the Mist
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The Land of Elyon: Into the Mist

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by Patrick Carman
     
 

The thrilling prequel to the bestselling Land of Elyon trilogy -- with exciting illustrations and a whole new adventure!

Before the walls went up ... there were adventures. Follow young Thomas Warvold and his brother as they journey through Elyon, discovering new mysteries, new challenges, and new magical creatures that will alter the history of the land.

Overview


The thrilling prequel to the bestselling Land of Elyon trilogy -- with exciting illustrations and a whole new adventure!

Before the walls went up ... there were adventures. Follow young Thomas Warvold and his brother as they journey through Elyon, discovering new mysteries, new challenges, and new magical creatures that will alter the history of the land.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Alexa Daley and Yipes from the "Land of Elyon" series, are traveling aboard the ship, Warwick Beacon, captained by Roland Warvold. While out on the Lonely Sea sailing to Five Stone Pillars, Roland reveals in flashbacks the story about his older brother and himself. The two young brothers, Thomas and Roland, were sent to live at Madam Vicker's House on the Hill, an institution for homeless children. The ruthless Madam Vickers with the help of her son and snarling watch dogs kept a close eye on all the youngsters who were forced to dig for "treasure" in the hill of garbage. Roland and Thomas planned an escape from the House on the Hill with hopes of discovering the meaning of the circle and square symbol, along with a cryptic message which was found during the digging. Although the brothers left the miserable conditions, they faced unknown dangers in a world where they had no choice but to place their trust in a talking mountain lion in order to find the Western Kingdom. Roland's story draws to a close once the ship approaches the Five Stone Pillars, marking the start of a new adventure to be continued in a sequel.
School Library Journal

Gr 4-7 -Fans of Patrick Carman's "Land of Elyon" trilogy will be delighted to learn about Roland and Thomas Warvold's unusual and dangerous childhoods in this prequel (Scholastic, 2007) to the series. Their story begins in an orphanage where the brothers are forced to perform manual labor along with the other maltreated children. Thomas dreams of escaping, and when an opportunity arises, both brothers flee. The long journey is wrought with danger and mysterious magic, but the boys move from obstacle to obstacle with courage and determination. Narrator Ron McLarty's skillful, well-paced reading adds excitement, suspense, and thoughtful introspection when needed. He successfully conveys the personalities and emotions of the brothers. In addition to providing background information for fans of the trilogy, this book is also a fine stand-alone, action-packed fantasy.-Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin County Library, Minnetonka, MN

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Kirkus Reviews
Carman returns to the Land of Elyon with a second series set in the dystopian world. After the events ending in The Tenth City (2006), Alexa and her friend Yipes set sail with Roland Warvold on a long sea voyage to an undisclosed destination. With their journey reaching an end, Roland reveals many details of the childhood he shared with his brother Thomas, casting light on the characters and motivations of the mysterious Warvolds and their role in the fight against the tyrant Grindall. The cast of characters will be familiar to readers of the trilogy, and Carman provides an introduction and list of short descriptions of people and places for non-initiates. What will keep readers involved, however, is the nonstop action of the plot, which moves from crisis to crisis and ends on a classic Carman cliffhanger. The unresolved ending, which comes as a great surprise, is a perfect setup for subsequent books. This can stand on its own merits but will be a surefire winner wherever the original series is popular. (Fantasy. 9-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439899529
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
The Land of Elyon
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 10.62(h) x 0.96(d)
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author


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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The Land of Elyon: Into the Mist 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book that im reading was entertainment because is about this captain name Roland Warvold tells Alexa and yipes the adventures he shared with his brothers and Thomas in elyon before the wall went up and divide the world in two.Thomas and Roland were they couldn't escape from the horrible orphanage and they turned to the danger spot. Thomas went down the stairway of stumps. When he looked back he was standing on the stairs. And Thomas saw somebody and his brother called him and Thomas went in the house to see what his brother wanted and he came back outside and the guy disappeared.The valley of thorns was a dangerous line of defense erected by victor grindall's ogres. This vast swath of sharp poisonous shafts protects Castalia from intruders. Raised in a horrible orphanage and forced to escape into a strange unknown world. Thomas and Roland found adventure wherever they turned and danger. Wherever they looked they are looking for. Raised in a horrible orphanage and forced to escape into a strange unknown world Thomas and Roland found adventure wherever they turned and danger wherever they looked.The people who lived on Castilians at the foot of mount lay then and are subject to a evil rulers. Alexa plays a key role in the rebelt lion of Castalia and the fight against the tenth of the rulers known as grindalls.
dakotadj More than 1 year ago
I had only read the first two books in the series, when I read this epilogue. I agree with a previous review I had read, when wondering if I should wait to read this book, Into the Mist. It had been written after the rest of the series. I, too, believe you can do it either way, but was glad I had read the prequel now. I love this whole series and do highly recommend it to young people interested in fantasy adventure series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was so excited when I found out the author had continued the series. The Land of Elyon series is outstandin!!! Into the mist continues with new characters that are as great as the orginal characters. I would highly recommend this series to any person that loves to read well written books with awesome character developement. You will not be wasting your time!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I wouldn’t put it down unless i absolutely had to. When I read this book, it was like I was in another world.It took  me places I only could go in my dreams and yet had a real life feeling to it.The back story is sad but can happy at the same time.When  I finished this story, I was sad until I realized, I have started this series already and there is one more book to read.I was super happy.
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sparklepink-nine More than 1 year ago
This book is definately my type. Im sure that if you can't understand it, it's perfect for a parent to read to you. It feels like those boys never stop running. You will love it no matter what! It's so great it will make you run through the pages to find out what's next. Patrick Carman is the best author I have ever seen, I mean read!
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This is a great book that all kids should read and I happen to like it very much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best book in the series! Reading about Elyon before the walls is alot of fun for people like me who've read the first three. I've always wondered: how does a trilogy end up with four books and the last one ends with i to be continued /i ?
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you did not read the other books in the series, lost you will be.I recommend this book because of how much excitement it has,such as in Harry Potter,or the Inheritance series.Roland,and Thomas Warvold's stories of how they came to be are revealed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really LOVE the entire series, but this one is by far my favorite. If you haven't read the other ones in the series you will be lost, but i recomed this book to people who love fantisy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like Harry Potter and Charlie Bone, Thomas Warvold in this book has adventures while on a trip into a magical place and it's pretty neat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I DID NOT LIKE THIS BOOK. THE OTHER BOOKS WRITTEN BY THIS AUTHOR WERE VERY EXCITING AND OVERALL GREAT. BUT THIS PREQUAL IS UNINTERESTING AND DOES NOT CATCH THE READER. WASTE OF TIME!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT BUY OR READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!