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Beyond the Valley of Thorns by Patrick Carman
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Dec 15, 2009

it was amazing
Read from September 06 to 08, 2010

Alexa has just arrived in Bridewell for the summer. The first few days are quite, as she gets reacquainted with old friends. Soon, however, a new adventure arrives: a message from the late Warvold! Alexa and Yipes embark on a journey through the tunnels to recover the last Jocasta, a stone that allows the holder to communicate with animals. It seemed Warvold had plans for more than just Alexa and Yipes, though--they soon encounter a former convict, by the name of John Christopher, who journeyed to the tunnels at Warvold's request.
Soon the trio sets off to go beyond the Valley of Thorns, to uncover the secrets there, and to free the village of Castillia from the evil Grindall's iron rule. Can they do it in time, as well as rescue a loved one, and still make it out alive?

This is the second time I've read this book, and it was just as great. I like the writing style, and the descriptions the author used were very nice. The world the author created was very original and magical!

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