The Dark Hills Divide is a children's fantasy novel, written by Patrick Carman, and published in 2004. It is the first book in The Land of Elyon series, and was followed by Beyond the Valley of Thorns in 2005.
Twelve-year-old Alexa Daley is spending another summer in Bridewell with her father. She looks forward to exploring the old lodge where she stays each year, with its cozy library and maze of passages and rooms. She's also eager to finally solve the mystery of what lies beyond the immense walls that were built to keep out an unnamed evil that lurks in the forests and the Dark Hills—an evil the townspeople are afraid to speak about. As Alexa begins to unravel the truth about what lies outside the protective barrier she's lived behind all her life, she discovers a strange and ancient enchantment. Armed with an unexpected new power, Alexa exposes a danger that could destroy everything she holds dear—and change the Land of Elyon forever.
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- Reading Age: 8+
- Reading Aloud Age: 7+
Clean. The main character deceives her father, in order to set off on her adventure.
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