The Land of Elyon #1

The Land of Elyon #1

The Dark Hills Divide

By Patrick Carman

Orchard Books, Hardcover, 9780439700931, 272pp.

Publication Date: February 2005

An extraordinary debut weaving magic and heroism into a classic tale of good and evil, featuring a heroine you'll never forget.
Inquisitive twelve-year-old Alexa Daley is spending another summer in the walled town of Bridewell. This year, she is set on solving the mystery of what lies beyond the walls. Legend says the walls were built to keep out an unnamed evil that lurks in the forests and The Dark Hills. But what exactly is it that the townspeople are so afraid of?
As Alexa begins to unravel the truth, pushing beyond the protective barrier she's lived behind all her life, she discovers a strange and ancient enchantment -- and exposes a danger that could destroy everything she holds dear.

About 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.