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Stargazer (The Land of Elyon #4)

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When last we saw Alexa Daley, she had defeated a threat in her homeland and was sailing with Roland Warvold across the Lonely Sea. She had no idea what adventures awaited her...until now.

After a tragic attack by an evil force, Alexa and her friend Yipes are stranded in a strange community known as The Five Pillars. Each pillar of rock has its own secrects...and its own c

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Audio CD, Audio Library Edition, 0 pages
Published September 1st 2008 by Scholastic Inc.
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Stargazer R.L.
I think everyone has their favorite fiction book of all time. This one is mine. Stargazer is the one and only best fiction book ever. In my eyes that is.

The Land of Elyon is the most wonderful, fantastic, brilliant, amazing series ever. It mixes everything I love to find in a book/series together into one beautiful series. Stargazer is the last of the five books and it always blows me away.

I love the world. It's so wonderful and beautiful and medieval and I want to live there.

I love the characte
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Kogiopsis
Anddddddd I'm done!

This'll be my last Patrick Carman book, and much to my surprise Stargazer actually is a more solid finish. Still not good enough to sway my generally low opinion of this series as a whole, but... better than several of its predecessors.

There's still something downright nonsensical about the worldbuilding of this series. Nothing quite fits together; elements of geography, culture, and technology seem to serve the plot rather than create a sense of believable atmosphere. The La
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Kimberly Ann
This is the final book of the series.

Alexa, Yipes and Ronald find themselves traveling across the Lonely Sea on their way to the Five Pillars...little do they know that something very evil is shadowing them. Upon landing at the Five Pillars the evil one has destroyed their ship and has put into motion its plans to take over the Five Pillars.

With the help of Sir Alistair Wakefield (thought to be long deceased) hidden deep with the 4th Pillar....and his marvelous inventions......the battle to over
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Korynne
Feb 01, 2016 Korynne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
I was a little weary before starting this book since it isn't part of the original series and is an add-on book, but it was so, so good! It only expanded further the already expansive and rich world created by Patrick Carman.

Alexa and her crew travel across the Lonely Sea to a mysterious and hidden land called the Five Stone Pillars, which is a unique world within itself. It turns out Abaddon got loose and followed them there, and now Alexa has to save the Five Stone Pillars before he completel
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B.B.
Jan 15, 2012 B.B. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
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Samantha Boyette
I've been keeping up with this series as the books become available to listen to through the library. I really enjoyed the first four, but this last one just fell a bit flat for me. It seemed like maybe there were going to be more books, but then halfway through they decided not to and just killed the bad guy. I would have enjoyed the third book ending the series more.

All that said, it was still a fine story, the world building is great and makes the reader fall into the world in a way reminisce
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Brenda
Apr 03, 2016 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Cinnapatty
Alert! Alert! This series has a book BEFORE book 1 of this series! I had no idea until I read the introduction to this, the fourth and final book and it spoke of a book called "Into the Mist" which was a Precursor to the series. Well, shoot! Too late now. Who in the world starts a series before Book 1 in the series?? That was weird. I flipped through "Into the Mist" while shelving books in the library today and it would have been fantastic to read it first. Oh well. I pretty much know everything ...more
Tyler
This book is the 5th in the Series of he Land Of Elyon. Alexa and her friend Yipes are stranded in a strange community known as The Five Pillars. Each stone pillar has its own secrets. As the evil Abaddon finds Alexa, she must risk everything to defeat it, even if it means taking to the skies. Alexa and Yipes build a hot air balloon. Their attempt to escape turned out bad. Abadden, in the shape of a sea monster at the time tries to stop them, and is knocks down the pillars. I have read this enti ...more
Maggie
Alexa Daley is a relatable young girl who goes on adventures readers can only dream of. It is sad that Roland passed to the Tenth City but knowing Alexa is there to pursue the legacy of Warvolds makes it better. Yipes is insanely funny and probably the ideal best friend. He and Matilda make the perfect couple :) Although Marco seemed like a butt head before, he has come a long way and hopefully he and Alexa will create a beautiful future together. Sir Alistair Wakefield is the apotheosis of what ...more
Jenben8426
Dec 25, 2008 Jenben8426 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alexa has traveled from the Land of Elyon on to the Lonely Seas. When her little party reaches their destination of the 5 stone pillars they find that a deep evil has followed them. As they learn the mysteries of the stone pillars they also must fight to banish the great evil that will not leave them alone. A great ending to a series. I really enjoyed it although it did seem a little anti-climatic (or maybe I was just reading it so fast it seemed that way). All in all I loved how strong Alexa wa ...more
M.
Sep 21, 2010 M. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alexa and her friends journey with Thomas Worvald to the Five Pillars, an isolated community where the geography has made the residents take to new forms of transport, farming, and weaponry. This is the place Thomas Worvold has brought orphaned children so that they can grow up free of destruction and terror. Unfortunately, this time an ancient evil follows Worvold's ship and seeks to destroy the society and the land itself. Alexa has to discover the secrets of each of the pillars to save the co ...more
Jennifer Hicklin
Nov 30, 2015 Jennifer Hicklin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I tried to like this book. I really did. I'm a huge fan of The Dark Hills Divide. The series started out beautifully and with such originality, and then each book became exponentially worse. The author seems like he kept changing his mind for the storyline and revamping characters until you lose interest in them. Everyone is vapid and two-dimensional; even the villain was obtuse. I would have enjoyed the series more if the author would have followed Alexa growing up to be a leader in the communi ...more
Frankie
Jan 18, 2009 Frankie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story of Alexa Daley continues as her journey with Roland comes to an end, she meet the mastermind of all time, Yipes falls in love, and she learns how to skim across raging waters. Romance is incorporated into her story along with power, as her true identity leads the people of the five stone pillars to think of her as heir to the throne (following Roland). Suddenly, Alexa has a realm to herself, just as Thomas had the land and Roland had the sea. What could it be?? Read this fascinating bo ...more
Lily
Sep 03, 2013 Lily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started reading The Land of Elyon series a long time ago, I was completely enchanted by the strange world of Alexa Daley and friends. I finished the third book and waited patiently to get my hands on a copy of Stargazer, it had been so long since I read the last books that it took me a little while getting into the book but it was just as rewarding as all my previous reads.

All I can say is that I very much enjoyed this book, Marco was by far my favourite character and I wish another of this s
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Rachel
Dec 25, 2008 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who HASN'T already read it!
Recommended to Rachel by: me!
WANT to read so badly! I like just figured out that this boook even existed!!!!!!!!!!! WAIT A MINUTE!!! they tricked me they put a different cover on it and used a different name and i thought i hadn't read it yet when of course i have already! how mean! well i have to keep it in to read, because i dont know how to change it!
just to let you know so you don't make the same mistake I read it as called "Into the mist" and it showed a picture of Roland and his brother whose name i forgot. of course.
Lauren
Jan 07, 2010 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I find all the Land of Elyon books somewhat tedious, but since I had read all the others, I wanted to find out what happened to the characters and how the story would conclude. So I made it through to the end. What was most intriguing about this book was the setting--the pillars of stone, rising out of the ocean. It just had this Myst-like quality that I loved. Other than that, things are tied up, most people are happy, bad guys are defeated--one in a really spectacular way--and things are gener ...more
Alyssa Wayt
So, this took a lot less time then I thought it would. But I loved it. This series was cute and good, and it make me smile a lot, which is just the kind of book I have been needing.

Now, I don't know if I am just getting good at guessing book's outcomes or what, but I KNEW that Marco and Alexa would end up together. I just knew it, right after she was thinking how bad andself-centered he is. I don't know why, but I did. And I was right, and that made me happy.

But I loved this series, and you shou
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Bailey
May 20, 2008 Bailey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!
Recommended to Bailey by: Myself
I've always loved the Land of Elyon books, because they are kind of subtle in the beginning, as Alexa's adventure is just beginning, and then there is a very exciting and tense part where it gets you on the edge of your seat and wondering, "What's going to happen next?" and it always ends up different then you think it will. Finally, the end is always happy, and it brings everyone together with friendship, and love. These are great books! I congratulate Patrick Carman for making such a readable, ...more
Jenne
Oct 22, 2008 Jenne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teens, audiobook
Having defeated Abaddon, the evil force threatening Elyon, and heard Roland Warvold's life story as they sailed across the lonely Sea, Alexa and Yipes are ready for a new adventure, but not disaster!

When their ship, the Warwick Beacon, destroyed by Abbadon,and the captain lost, Alexa and Yipes are rescued by the people who live on the Five Stone Pillars. But Abbadon is looking for a new home and the whole community is in danger. Some blame Alexa for bring Abbadon. Alexa must find a way to stop A
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Wanda
Oct 10, 2008 Wanda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Carmans' fifth Elyon book, fourth in the series plus the prequel, finds Alexa Daily sailing with Roland across the seas to the land of the Five Stone Pillars. Alexa has grown considerably in confidence and wisdom, as has Carman's writing. This is a more tightly written book than the first three in the series and borrows setting elements from his Atherton books. The creative setting adds a magical feel.
Alix
Mar 03, 2009 Alix rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Liked this one better than the last LE Book I read... Didn't realize that this would actually make more sense logically (and the reader would have a TON more context) if you read the "Into The Mist" LE Book #4 fist. Oops. I still thought the storyline was more engaging than the LE Book #3 so that was a nice surprise, and there was even beginnings of romance. So yay. Anyways, I thought it was decent, better than I expected, but wouldn't read it again.
Laura
Jul 03, 2009 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Miss Ryoko
At first, I didn't know if I was going to like this book much because half of the charm of this series is the animals Alexa interacts with. So the book started off slow, but I got into it. I enjoyed the new characters introduced and was smiling at the end of the book. This was a wonderful series that was beautifully written! Thanks Patrick Carman for such a fantastic series!!
Anna
Sep 23, 2008 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes adventure and whoever read the first books
Recommended to Anna by: myself
Alexa Daley comes back in this adventure with her friends Yipes and Roland. Unfortunately, there's a tragic thing that happens on their maiden voyage, and they discover something extremely important too. Abbadon is once again back trying to gain the power of the Five Stone Pillars. Alexa finally finds her place in this world next to her famous father and uncle too.
Meg
Ok. I will admit. I skipped through a chapter or so. But, compared to the first book, here's my scale of how the books were;
Book 1: Awesome!!!
Book 2: Pretty good.
Book 3: It was okay.
Book 4 (this book): Didn't really like it.

I will bet that the fifth book is going to be even worse.
Amanda
Dec 05, 2009 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing! Great ending to a great series. Yipes was back, along with a few new characters I fell in love with from the beginning. Alexa has finally fulfilled her destiny, with some new friends to help her of course: Marco, Mathilda, Jonezy, and more continue the fun in this action-packed conclusion.
Laura
Jun 12, 2009 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th book in The Land of Elyon series. Overall I thought this series was fun. The series is a bit of fantasy and adventure. It has been so long since I read the first 3 books that I had a hard time remembering, but it was still enjoyable. I would recommend this YA book to young teens, especially girls.
Lacey
Apr 19, 2012 Lacey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great end to the series. I loved that Alexa found a place in her world where she could still be an explorer and made a difference to the Land of Elyon. The Five Stone Pillars were a fun place to explore and the tension created by the evil Abaddon kept the story moving along at a good pace. I really enjoyed this series.
Shannon Kelso
Jun 12, 2013 Shannon Kelso rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very satisfying end to the series. I hope that there are more about Alexa. You know that once evil is defeated, there are still challenges as long as you are alive. Would love to see what comes next for these characters. Patrick Carman exceeded the expectations I had when I read the first book. I would reread this series and recommend it to people who enjoy young adult fantasy.
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