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The Tenth City (The Land of Elyon #3)

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  6,597 ratings  ·  193 reviews
This is it: the final battle. On one side is the evil Victor Grindall and his horrific leader, the imprisoned Abaddon. On the other side is a girl named Alexa, who holds the fate of Elyon in her hands. If good is to win, Alexa must find a way to overcome the Lonely Sea, rescue her friend Yipes, and unlock the mystery of the Tenth City. Along the way, she will be attacked f ...more
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Published April 4th 2006 by Brilliance Audio (first published 2006)
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Another book in The Land Of Elyon series is here, and it's The Tenth City. Alexa yet again finds herself in the tangled wen of Abbadon. Her friend Yipes has been kidnapped by Victor Grindall, the man Abbadon controls. Alexa is stuck on the Warwick Beacon with Warvold, Roland, Oddessa the wolf, Armon the giant, and Murphy the squirrel. They travel through tunnels, climb hills, search through forests, and ride down the River Roland to find Yipes. They try to wipe out the last of the ogres and Gri ...more
I didn't like this book as much as the others.

While I should have seen where this was going a long time ago, I was a little let down that it has one of those "this isn't being sold as a religious book but there are just enough hints to bash you over the head with the idea of religion and by that I mean Christianity" type of plots, which was increasingly evident in the last book in the series (at least I believe it is, perhaps there are more).

However I did grow to love Alexa, Murphy and Warvold
Sierrah O
i liked this book. i would definetly read it again. there was some parts i did not like though. the ending was really dumb. at the end they had the characters wondering what will happen in the next book. also the ending of this book just abruptly stopped it did not gradually stop. if they left those parts out it would have been even better, but i still liked it. it also had many descriptive words and just made the whole story very easy and clear to understand. it was a really good book.
I think this was the best book out of the series. The chain of events in the books are a bit rushed, but they have a great good versus evil plot. This final book did show the most religous overtones compared to the others but it was done well.
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Ival Crisp
The third and final installment of the core Elyon trilogy offers a very satisfying continuation to the series. Perhaps the best yet, book 3 reveals many mystical truths about the Land of Elyon. Alexa's destiny begins to unfold as she fights to rid the world of Abaddon, the source of all evil. She isn't alone is this pursuit, although. With the help of of her friends aboard the ship, Warwick Beacon, the forces of good may triumph.

The Land of Elyon series is comprised of a core trilogy, a semi-pre
The Tenth City
by Patrick Carman

Do you you like adventures? If you do, then you should read the fiction book The Tenth City. It is about a young girl named Alexa and her animal and human friends. Together they work as a team to protect each other while they are trying to save their other friend, Yipes.

This book is pretty much the best adventure book I have ever read. This book is a mixture of reality and fantasy, which I really like. It has action and it teaches you lessons about life: like no
Emily Petit
This book is a lot of fun to read, due particularly to its quick pace and wealth of character variety. The problem, however, is that despite the entertaining diversity of people and animals helping Alexa solve the mystery of Elyon, there is very little strong character development. Feelings are mended too easily and past relationships - especially that of Alexa and her former enemy, Pervis Kotcher - are ignored entirely, as though nothing ever really occurred between the characters. The second p ...more
Alexa’s journey continues right where it left off, on the Warwick Beacon, with a voice on the wind leading her. While the journey is uncertain, and at times seems dangerous, still she does what she must.

When the original plan to return to Lathbury has to be abandoned, it saddens the crew, but they oblige. When they receive directions that seem for sure to be heading them straight towards danger, they comply. Though Alexa begins to fear they’ll never be able to save their dear friend Yipes, she d
Alexa, Armon the giant, Murphy the Squirrel and Odessa the wolf set off to find the mythical Tenth City, as well as rescue Yipes, who has been captured by the ruthless Grindall and is being held for ransom. In return, Grindall demands the last Jocasta, so he can gain the final key to wreak havoc upon the Land of Elyon.
Can Alexa and her crew manage to save Yipes's life, reach the Tenth City, defeat Grindall and manage to get back home?

The third book of the The Land of Elyon is just as exciting a
I liked this one more than the second, as so much of the mystery of the walls and Elyon himself were finally made clear. I was wrong in my predictions of what was going to happen and how the story was going to turn out. Now I understand why this book is sold in Christian Book stores. It is very much a story of faith and trust in an unseen being who is the creator & guide.

It was a fun adventure, but can't even begin to compare to other child/Christian fantasy..such as Narnia. I understand it
Kayla Harrell
In the conclusion to Alexa's tale, Carman wraps up the story with more twists that hold the reader in suspense until the end. Alexa goes on one more adventure to save her friends and everything she knows from the evil that is spreading from the hills.
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Okay, so I still don't like this series. I don't enjoy Mr. Carman's writing style. If he says "in ways I could never begin to imagine" again, I'm going to do something I'll regret later. I don't feel any loyalty or attachment to any of the characters or any desire to see the good guys or bad guys win. I will say this one thing though, by the end of this book, some of the inexplicable/unexplained things that have happen up to that point begin to take shape and make sense. I think that if the stor ...more
This is the last book of the trilogy ( which now has a fourth book in it) and as the others it was filled with adventure, suspense, good & evil, and mystical events.
Jun 13, 2014 Tara rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 3 grade- 5 grade
I read this book in elementary school, and I thought it was amazing! I recommend this book to practically anyone, but mostly 3rd to 5th grade.
Hannah Dale
It was a good final book to the series. The ending could have happened a couple pages before it actually did, but it was ok. I think this series is definitely meant for a younger reader.
Book 3 Land of Elyon Series.

The series is growing stale. The adventure doesn't seem as exciting or amazing. Every scrape Alexa gets into, someone comes out of nowhere and rescues her. It seems a bit of a stretch in many cases. The end presented an unexpected twist, and it was covered so fast that it felt rushed.

This should end the series, but there are 2 #4 books - one of the boyhood of the Warvold brothers (which is a back history) and the other picks up where #3 The Tenth City leaves off with
I think part of the reason I couldn't finish this was that the woman reading it was so intent on making distinct voices for all her characters that she ended up sounding like an amateur actor reading her lines in a bunch of really stupid voices. The job of the reader is to present the material, not distract from it. The other reason I couldn't finish it, is after the first CD I still didn't care about the characters or what they were doing. Sorry Patrick, you started out with a bang (book one) b ...more
Sara Larson
I loved this book. It was an interesting, and satisfying conclusion to the story (or mostly concluded). I was surprised at parts, and other things that I believe were supposed to be surprising, weren't. But it was a great message, and definitely taught a great lesson on how hard it can be to trust in a higher power, that supposedly has more knowledge, that seems to be letting the dark forces make things get worse. It can be hard to continue to trust, when everything seems to be going wrong. THis ...more
I actually finished this a while back. Just been too busy to review it yet, and since it's been a while this will probably be a short one. I want to say that my favorite thing about this series is how simply yet complicated it is. Does that make any sense? You see the story seems simple, like any other children's adventure story, but it carries so much more meaning than that. The problems that the characters in this books series are facing are real problems that real people face. And I think it' ...more
This series would be great as a read aloud for children too young to sit through The Lord of the Rings.
I really enjoyed Carman's entire series of The Land of Elyon. The third book continues Alexa Daley's struggle to save all she holds dear from a great evil in her land. She is faced with overcoming great obstacles and must learn to trust herself, her friends, and the being who created her (Elyon). There is a lot of symbolism in these three books, and even more religious symbolism in this book. I really enjoyed Carman's writing style and finished the second and third book in less than two days. I ...more
Laurie D'ghent
A wonderful conclusion. No swearing or sex, some violence that might be too graphic for young children.
Nicole Williams
I loved it. This would have been a perfect ending if he didn't decide to write a prequel and another book. The twist with Alexa was amazing.
This little book series is written for kids, ages 9-12, so it's not exactly a complicated or difficult read. If you're looking for something that will get your mind moving...keep looking, buddy. I thought this was the best of the series so far; definitely more going on in this book than in the first two. The religious undertones aren't hidden at all. The series is about a place called the Land of Elyon. Elyon is the creator of the land and the people. There is a devil figure trying to bring the ...more
Julia King
Another great book in this series. Pretty fantastic.

Highly recommended!

Rated PG13 for an audience of 14 and older. Some violent scenes.
Oct 06, 2007 Joanna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ten year olds
The conclusion to the Land of Elyon books was only somewhat satisfying. The parallels to Christian mythology seemed a little too obvious; I think the author could have written it a little differently to give it a more original twist. Come to think of it, he's not really a great writer at all - which is something I didn't really notice in the first two books. He is also not great at creating strong, distinctive and consistent characters. Still, the story was likable despite its flaws, and I'm gla ...more
*Queen Diva*
Alexa's adventures take a turn for the worst! In the third book, she and her rag tag crew fight the evils of Victor Grindall against time to save each other and The Land of Elyon.

A secret about Alexa is reveled in the end pages of this quick read, a secret she always suspected to be so.

One more book remains of Alexa's adventures and I can't wait to begin! Carman once again delivered a beautifully written book with The Tenth City and I'm sure Stargazer will be just as wonderful! (after I read Int
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I have been a lifelong writer and storyteller. Salem, Oregon is where I spent my formative years and I graduated from Willamette University. After college, I spent a decade living in Portland, Oregon where I worked in advertising, game design, and technology.

I've written young adult and children's books for Scholastic, Little Brown Books For Young Readers and Katherine Tegen Books/ HarperCollins P
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